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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 SNES ...which ends up breaking one of the screens. And if you wonder where Madden is...
John Madden Football '93 Genesis The ball is up in the air...
John Madden Football '93 SNES See a profile of the teams from John Madden
John Madden Football '93 SNES The crowd cheer a successful play

Promo Images

John Madden Football '93 Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Pro Football '93" -- Japanese title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Pro Football: Pure and Simple SNES Lawnmower Man (149)
One of the best video game sports titles ever! Genesis Mark Weber (16)

Critic Reviews

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


Topic # Posts Last Post
Best Madden Game Of The 90's 3 St. Martyne (3653)
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
Contributed to by Terok Nor (27796)