John Madden Football (1988)
|John Madden Football|
|Developer(s)||Robin Antonick, John Friedman (MS-DOS), Rob Johnson (Commodore), and Bethesda Softworks|
|Designer(s)||Trip Hawkins, Robin Antonick, John Madden|
|Release date(s)||Apple II: June 1, 1988
MS-DOS, Commodore 64/128: 1989
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer|
John Madden Football is a football video game following the success of Earl Weaver Baseball.
This video game is the first of the Madden football games developed and released by Electronic Arts. It features John Madden on the cover. This game featured many customizable aspects including weather conditions (hot, rain, snow, or cold and windy), time of quarters (8, 10, 12 or 15 minutes), player fatigue, player injuries, and penalties. Unlike future Madden football video games, this version does not feature season play, only single games. No actual NFL teams are included due to the lack of NFL or NFLPA licenses for authentic teams, player names, and stadiums. However, some of the teams are based on real teams. One could also create a team from scratch in this game. It is the only Madden game released for Commodore and the Apple II.
Computer Gaming World favorably reviewed John Madden Football for providing both a simple "Quick Mode" of arcade-like play, and a deeper "Standard Game" with detailed player statistics and user-created plays.
- In game title screens and instruction manuals for C64/128 and MS-DOS
- "Before Elder Scrolls Bethesda Created Madden". http://kotaku.com. Kotaku. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
- MS-DOS/C64/128 titlescreen copyrights
- Lee, Wyatt (April 1989). "Computer Cavalcade of Sports". Computer Gaming World. p. 32.
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