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The game is not perfect, but it is as close to perfect that any football game has ever come and trust me, I have played them all. I found myself being drawn in to the game the more I played it. I couldn’t pay half attention to it or I would get slaughtered. Finally there is a football game where it is just as fun to run the ball as to pass it. I read a lot of hype about Madden 99 over the summer and how EA were gearing up to take back some market share that they lost to other companies. Well, in my mind they have gone a long way towards that goal. If you are a fan of football and enjoy a true simulation then buy Madden 99. If you are more into an arcade type of football game, get Gameday 99. Madden 99 could have gotten a perfect score if the problems with multiplayer and the few small graphics and audio problems were solved.
Regardless of these minor issues, it’s impossible not to give MADDEN 99 an unconditional recommendation. This game delivers on all the broken promises of previous editions way. With dead-on gameplay, career and management options, ravishing visuals, it is the closest we’ve come to recreating football on the PC. I don’t know the “boom” and the “doink,” but John’s sure made on everything else—it’s definitely all in here.
PC Gamer (Dec, 1998)
If you follow console games, you probably know that EA Sports’ long-running Madden series has been a force to be reckoned with on most home systems, but the translation to the PC has yet to yield a superior game. Now, after two shaky outings, the Madden franchise is finally beginning to show signs of greatness. With a new graphic engine and several new coaching and franchise options, it’s obvious that EA Sports is intent on establishing Madden as the game to beat on any platform, and though Madden NFL 99 comes very close to achieving this goal, it falters slightly where it counts the most -- on the field.
PC Games (Germany) (Aug, 1999)
EA Sports alljährliches Versions-Update hat aus Madden NFL zwar kein spielerisches Wunder gemacht, dank der vielen Feinarbeiten ist die Football-Simulation nun aber auch für Europäer verständlich. Dabei wurde der Schwierigkeitsgrad keineswegs gesenkt: Unzureichend geplante Paß- oder Laufspielzüge scheitern stets an dem überragenden Computergegner. Der Spielablauf wurde aber wesentlich vereinfacht: Die Playbooks wurden besser gegliedert und bestehen nun größtenteils nur noch aus sinnvollen Spielzügen. Es ist daher auch für Anfänger möglich, innerhalb des Limits von 20 Sekunden einen geeigneten Zug auszuwählen.
Power Unlimited (Dec, 1998)
De 99-versie ziet er opnieuw puik uit. De graphics zijn nog beter dan voorheen, de gameplay verloopt soepel, de aktie is realistisch, het spel kent weer shitloads aan statistieken en de Multiplayer mode is zeer uitgebreid. Ik kan weinig punten van kritiek vinden. Madden 99 laat gewoon American Football zien zoals het spelletje in werkelijkheid ook gespeeld wordt, zonder enige opsmuk of vreemde power-moves.
Gamezilla (Apr 22, 1999)
A decent game, but not quite there. The graphics are improved, but system resources are severely taxed by the sheer number of polygons required to render each frame. Gameplay has improved, as has the AI, but again the game seems a bit behind the competition when you consider the controller configuration and audio distortion/dropouts. For the most part, this is a very playable game, but take serious note of the hardware recommendations above. To really get the most out of this game, you need a serious machine with a Voodoo2 accelerator. I just wish I could have one to see what the game could really look like…
GameGenie (1998)
As you should expect from EA titles, the graphics are set to new level. Somehow some way the EA team comes up with more things to do and show. Too bad the sounds took a break. Very inconstant sounds some times becoming frustrating. Despite this very insignificant flaw, the gameplay is fun and the controls are not hard to learn. You'll be happy to know it is not impossible to complete a pass now, which in previous versions was a freak of nature. This is by far one the best football sim's I've seen to date.
Mein erster Eindruck: Was eine Optionsfülle! Der zweite: Was eine Optionsfülle! Auch wenn Präsentation und spielerische Tiefe erste Sahne sind, erleichtern karge Menüs und das flaue Handbuch nicht gerade den Einstieg. Nach ein, zwei Stunden hat man das Geschehen allerdings durchschaut, und Über-Coach John Madden ist ja auch noch da.
Men på den anden side, hvis ikke man interesserer sig for sporten, hvorfor skulle man så købe en spil som dette? For alle, der er bidt af NFL, fås det ikke bedre end Madden NFL '99.
Alt for mange situationers udfald afhænger af held, og hvem gider vinde en fodboldkamp ved lodtrækning? Disse problemer mener jeg er grundlæggende for alle amerikanske fodboldspil, men problemerne til trods er Madden 99 et af de bedre af slagsen.
PC Joker (Nov, 1998)
Auf der anderen Seite bleibt Madden aber Madden. Dies bedeutet wieder Taktikmöglichkeiten ohne Ende, aktuelle Statistiken sämtlicher NFL-Teams, englische Kommentare von Titelstar und Co. sowie eine besonders via Joypad astreine Steuerung. Freunde des Ledereis, die noch keinen Vorgänger im Regal haben (gibt‘s das?) dürfen somit bedenkenlos zuschlagen. Serienveteranen finden dagegen nicht genug Neuerungen, um einen Umstieg zu rechtfertigen. Es sei denn, sie wären echte Fans, denen an der Bonus-CD mit umfangreichen Vereinsstatistiken und Videoanalysen von John Madden gelegen ist.
Game Revolution (Oct 01, 1998)
Most of the aspects that make a typical EA sports game are there and, for the most part, are brilliant - the depth, the witty comments, and the top-notch graphics. More time spent perfecting the gameplay would have producd a clear winner here. If you are willing to give up depth, Blitz's PC conversion offers non-stop no rules football. On the other hand, those who are more interested in the whole management perspective, maintaining a team, and playing a team throughout a season should give Madden '99 more than a passing glance.
GameStar (Germany) (Nov, 1997)
American Football mit allem, was drinsteckt. Dazu gehören leider auch Geknäuel und taktische Optionen, bei denen jedem Europäer die Birne raucht. Trotz der Einsteiger- Modi wendet sich Madden NFL 99 an Fachkundige, die zudem einen muskulösen Rechner auf der Bank haben sollten. Die Liste an Statistiken und Optionen ist ewig lang, der Spielwitz aber etwas flach. Zudem erreicht die Präsentation nicht das übliche Hochglanz-Niveau von EA Sports.
Attack Games (Dec, 1998)
Den största besvikelsen är de långa laddningstiderna och coaching- och ekonomidelarna som har en mängd missar och är allmänt otillräckliga. Om du gillar att spela ska du välja Madden NFL 99. Ligger lagledning och ekonomi i din smak ska du kanske titta runt efter annat.