John Madden Football (1990)
|John Madden Football|
|Developer(s)||Park Place Productions|
|Release date(s)||Sega Genesis Version
|Genre(s)||Traditional football simulation|
Its features include various field conditions, audibles, and password-saved games. For the first time in a football video game, the game is played from above and behind the quarterback rather than from the side. However, as in the previous version, no actual NFL teams are included due to the lack of NFL or NFLPA licenses for authentic teams or player names. It is the series debut on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the only Madden game released for the Amiga.
During the first initial release (1990) on a console, which was on the Sega Genesis platform, only a total of 16 teams were available to choose from. Each of these teams were based unofficially on teams from the 1990 NFL season. The following cities and team colors chosen were Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Oilers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers. An All-Madden team was included as a bonus.
Madden was very popular and became a killer app for the Genesis, helping the console gain market share against the NES. Computer and Video Games awarded the Mega Drive version 95%, praising the realism and the sound.
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