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Old american football simulation co-designed by famous sportscaster John Madden. The first game in EA's long-running Madden series. Different versions of this game have been available on almost every platform - with the Mega Drive version being the most famous of them all. The game concentrates more on tactics than pure action.


John Madden Football DOS Good! Right on! Additional point!
John Madden Football DOS The field goal attempt is...
John Madden Football DOS The game conditions
John Madden Football DOS The play editor

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Svenska Hemdatornytt Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 66.67 out of 100 67
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1989 7.2 out of 12 60
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Mar, 1990 59 out of 100 59
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1990 4.2 out of 12 35


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Before John Madden was requested to be the game’s endorser, Trip Hawkins (founder of EA) had two other candidates - quarterback Joe Montana and coach Joe Kapp. Joe Montana declined as he already made a deal with Atari (which never seemingly happened), while Joe Kapp demanded too many royalties EA couldn’t provide.

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