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.
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.