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Another update in the Madden football series. New this time are some graphics and animations, including an animated coin toss and some player moves. New gameplay features are no-huddle offense and a stop clock play.

There are 28 teams from the '92-'93 season, two All Madden teams and 8 Greatest Ever teams.

Game modes are the usual pre-season, regular season, sudden death and playoffs. A special playoff mode for the 8 greatest teams is also available.

The Genesis version features John Madden's digitized commentary speech and a battery-backed RAM for saving playoff results and player stats.


John Madden Football '93 Genesis Kick off
John Madden Football '93 Genesis Sacked! The audience reacts to that...
John Madden Football '93 Genesis The camera shows everything
John Madden Football '93 Genesis Playoffs

Promo Images

John Madden Football '93 Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Pro Football '93" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

One of the best video game sports titles ever! Mark Weber (16) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Play Time Feb, 1993 95 out of 100 95
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Mean Machines Dec, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1992 34 out of 40 85
Video Games Feb, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Feb, 1993 82 out of 100 82 Apr 24, 2013 16 out of 20 80
Joypad Dec, 1992 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1993 9 out of 12 75
The Video Game Critic Jan 20, 2000 B- 67


Topic # Posts Last Post
Best Madden Game Of The 90's 3 St. Martyne (3649)
Dec 19, 2007


Cancelled NES / Gameboy versions

Ubisoft was going to publish a NES version and Gameboy version of John Madden Football '93 but it never materialized.

References to the game

This game is referenced in the Spice 1 song Strap on the Side with the lyrics of "And like John Madden 93, "BOOM!!! He's on his back!" which is also a line often uttered in this game by John Madden.


The Genesis version is featured in Madden NFL 2002 for PS1, only renamed as John Madden Classic. The Genesis version is also included on the bonus disc of Madden NFL: XX Years (Collector's Edition) for PS3 and Xbox 360, but was renamed Madden NFL '93, and had the rosters updated to those of the 2008-2009 season.


The game was EA's #1 seller of 1994.

Information also contributed by Alaka, M4R14N0 and Robbb
Terok Nor (29652) added John Madden Football '93 (Genesis) on Oct 06, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (29652)