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Madden NFL 06 (Nintendo DS)

Madden NFL 06 Nintendo DS Title screen.

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Advertising Blurbs

www.playstation.com:
    The Ivy League of American Football games scores a glorious touchdown on PSP, capturing the essence of the NFL.

    The Ivy League of American Football games scores a glorious touchdown on PSP, capturing the essence of the NFL.

    • Play, manage and indulge in a variety of exclusive mini-games
    • Play against another in Infrastructure Mode
    • Synchronise data with the PlayStation 2 version

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15373) on Jun 06, 2010.

Back of Case - Playstation 2 (U.S.):

    YEAR OF THE QUARTERBACK

    • PASS WITH PRECISION
    • SURVEY THE ENTIRE FIELD
    • DEVELOP AN NFL SUPERSTAR

    FEATURES

    ALL-NEW QB VISION CONTROL

    Look off defenders, find open receivers, and make huge plays within your quarterback's unique field of vision - each QB sees the field differently based on his attributes.

    NEW QB PRECISION PLACEMENT

    High or low, inside or outside shoulder - control each pass by picking a spot and throwing away from defenders.

    ALL-NEW TRUCK STICK CONTROL

    Break tackles and pancake defenders to clear your path to the end zone.

    NFL SUPERSTAR MODE

    Experience te game in a whole new way by creating an NFL prospect and turning him into a Superstar on and off the field, complete with an agent, endorsements, and more.

    NEW GRAPHICS PRESENTATION

    New camera angles, improved graphics, and new commentary and cut scenes.

    ENHANCE ONLINE** EXPERIENCE

    Use the all-new EA Locker to share files and play Franchise mode games with friends online.

    Contributed by Big John WV (25272) on Feb 23, 2009.

Nintendo Winter Catalog 2005 - GCN:

    Championship Visions

    The Madden NFL Football franchise has revolutionized its passing game--giving Madden NFL 06 the most groundbreaking and innovative offensive arsenal ever created. The new QB Vision Control lets you scan the field, look off defenders, and make perfect throws within your quarterback's field of vision. In the all-new NFL Superstar mode, you'll guide an up-and-coming player from a collegiate All-Star game to All-Pro status--complete with endorsements, agents, national stardom and more. Pick apart defenses and become a legend with Madden NFL 06, the only licensed and true-to-life NFL experience.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 07, 2007.

Nintendo Winter Catalog 2005 - DS:

    Field of Vision

    The Madden NFL Football franchise has revolutionized its passing game--Madden NFL 06 has the most groundbreaking offensive arsenal ever created. The new QB Vision Control lets you scan the field, look off defenders, and make perfect throws. Take a collegiate All-Star to All-Pro status in the new NFL Superstar mode. Be a legend with Madden NFL 06, the only licensed NFL experience.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 05, 2007.

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo DS:
    Madden in the palm of your hand

    Take the gridiron intensity with you wherever you go with Madden NFL 2006 for the Nintendo DS. Featuring the first-ever Franchise Mode on a handheld game, you now have total control of your favorite team while you're on the go.

    • Modes: Season, Custom League, Tournament, Two Minute Drill, Practice, Franchise and Situation
    • All-New Franchise Mode - Call the shots on and off the field with the fullest Franchise mode ever for a handheld.
    • Innovative New Controls - Run, pass and kick with intuitive new touch screen controls.
    • Exclusive Mini Games - Show your stuff in five new Mini Camp mode minigames: field goal kicking, passing, running, tackling and obstacle course. Four are Nintendo DS exclusives.
    • Successfully complete challenges to collect Madden Card

    Showing a fine sense of history, the game includes NFL player, team and coach records. (However many names were not licensed, so you'll have to look elsewhere to find the name of the coach with six Super Bowl appearances: Don Shula.)

    You can customize offensive and defensive AI strategies and refs' propensity to call penalties. The create-a-play tools are especially fine-grained. You can choose from a host of offensive and defensive formations and specify where each player lines up and his responsibility.

    Bottom Line

    The best keeps getting better. And hey -- you don't have to deal with ornery training-camp holdouts.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54615) on Oct 21, 2005.

Back of Box - GBA (US):
    COOL UNDER FIRE

    Features:

    • Become an All-Pro by honing your skills in all-new passing, rushing, field goal, and tracking mini games.
    • Link to a friend's Game Boy® Advance to see who's got the most skills in a head-to-head battle.
    • Featuring all the new uniforms, logos, and rosters for the 2006 NFL season.

    Contributed by Sciere (268701) on Aug 25, 2005.

www.xbox.com (US):
    For the first time in 10 years, the Madden’ NFL Football franchise has revolutionized its passing game, giving Madden’ NFL 06 the most groundbreaking and innovative offensive arsenal ever created.

    The new QB Vision Control lets you scan the field, look off defenders, and make perfect throws within your unique field of vision. Formation-specific audibles and smart routes that allow receivers to extend their patterns to pick up crucial yardage have been added to beef up the passing attack.

    Now you can play the game in a whole new way in NFL Superstar mode by guiding an up-and-coming collegiate All-Star on his path to become an NFL All-Pro—complete with endorsements, agents, and more. Pick apart defenses and become an NFL legend with Madden NFL 06, the only licensed and true-to-life NFL experience.

    Features

    • New QB Vision Control: Use the right thumbstick to find open receivers heading for pay dirt.

    • New QB Precision Placement: Use the left thumbstick to lead a receiver to an open area, throw away from a defender, and more.

    • NFL Superstar mode: Create a superstar and guide his life on and off the field. Choose an agent, earn one of 60 personas, and live the superstar life.

    • Enhanced broadcast presentation: Authentic new camera angles, improved graphics, and new commentary and cutscenes provide the look and feel of a real NFL broadcast.

    • All-new truck stick control: Deliver big hits on offense to break tackles and pancake defenders.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66212) on Aug 23, 2005.

www.us.playstation.com:
    Features
    All-New QB Vision Control
    - Whether looking downfield with an All-Pro’s expansive field of vision or the limited vision of an average QB, use the right analog stick to find open receivers heading for pay dirt.

    New QB Precision Placement - Throw every pass exactly where you want it, how you want it. Use the left analog stick to lead a receiver to an open area, throw away from a defender, pull the string on a deep ball, and more.

    NFL Superstar Mode - The most groundbreaking single-player addition since Franchise mode lets you play the game in a whole new way. Create a Superstar and guide his life on and off the field as you choose an agent, earn one of 60 personas, and take the league by storm one city at a time.

    Enhanced Broadcast Presentation - Immerse yourself into the game like never before with authentic new camera angles, improved graphics, and new commentary and cut scenes that provide the look and feel of a real NFL broadcast.

    All-New Truck Stick Control - Deliver big hits on offense to break tackles, pancake defenders, and clear your path to the end zone.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66212) on Aug 23, 2005.

www.nintendo.com:
    Madden NFL 06 wants you to live large as a superstar.

    Madden NFL 06 gets under center and goes deep with new gameplay features and even a little of your virtual parents' DNA thrown in for good measure.

    Features

    • New QB Vision Control: Use the C Stick to find open receivers heading for paydirt.
    • New QB Precision Placement: Lead a receiver to an open area, throw away from a defender and more.
    • NFL Superstar mode: Create a Superstar and guide his life on and off the field. Choose an agent, earn one of 60 personas and live the superstar life.
    • Enhanced Broadcast Presentation: Authentic new camera angles, improved graphics, and new commentary and cut-scenes that provide the look and feel of a real NFL broadcast.
    • All-New Truck Stick Control: Deliver big hits on offense to break tackles and pancake defenders.


    A New Vision

    The Madden NFL franchise has tweaked its passing game with the new QB Vision Control. Your quarterback now scans the field, looks off defenders and can make perfect throws within the QB's unique field of vision.

    When you drop back for a pass, the quarterback's "Vision Cone" appears. This cone is his radar, essentially, of the area in which he has the best chance of completing a pass. You move the C Stick to change where the QB is looking. The cone's size depends on the quarterback's talent rating. You can look one way to draw the defense toward the receiver you're looking at. Then at the last second, you can move your Vision Cone and throw to a totally different receiver.

    You do have the option to turn off the Vision Control system and opt for a traditional passing system. Vision Control, however, lends a new air of realism to the game and rewards a QB for being talented and not just lucky.

    Another passing addition is the new Precision Passing system, which lets you strategically aim the ball. If your receiver is being double covered, you can choose to throw the ball closer to the ground or lead the receiver to the left or the right. Precision Passing helps keep the ball out of the cornerback's hands and lets you develop a strategy to make the most of your routes.

    Be a Superstar

    In addition to the traditional Franchise mode, EA Sports introduces the new NFL Superstar mode. The mode takes you from birth (literally) to the end of your career. Along the way, you'll get drafted, hire an agent, pick up endorsements and movie rolls and aspire for national stardom.

    When you create a player, you choose your parents (couples are randomly displayed), and their DNA helps determine which type of player you'll be. The parents have IQs, professions and character strengths. You can also customize your player's looks.

    After you determine your parental units and corresponding position for your player, you get drafted and put on a squad. To improve your skills and get drafted higher, you can show off what's in your noodle by taking a short IQ test. You'll also hire an agent. If you're expected to be a high draft pick, top agents will knock down your door. Otherwise, you'll have to take what you can get.

    Once you get drafted and settled into your apartment, you can further customize your player by taking a trip to the barbershop or tattoo parlor. Don't forget your cell phone. Your mentor, former Denver running back Terrell Davis, will call you up and guide you through some of the features of Superstar mode.

    Depending on how you guide your Superstar, from Draft Pick to Movie Star to the ultimate goal, Hall-of-Fame, you'll unlock up to 60 different personas that reflect your status. You can retire at any time, but if you want to play out your career to the very end, you can stay on the field for up to 20 seasons.

    Great Gameplay Returns

    Most of the features and techniques from Madden NFL 2005 remain in the newest version, including the hard-hitting Hit Stick. Now you can use that power on offense. The Truck Stick lets your ball carrier or blockers deliver jarring hits to would-be tacklers. The presentation and replays of big hits are sure-fire crowd-pleasers.

    Bottom Line

    The Superstar mode is fine, but statheads will take a pass on it and go straight to Franchise mode.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66212) on Aug 23, 2005.