Madden Football 64
|Madden Football 64|
North American Nintendo 64 cover art
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer|
Madden Football 64 is a football video game. It was the first game of the Madden NFL series to be released for the Nintendo 64, as well as the first Madden game to be fully in 3D. The game has commentary by Pat Summerall and John Madden.
This edition does not use real NFL team names or logos. Instead the teams use banners that consist of two bars with the team colors, and the team name on top of them in white, accompanied by players in their uniforms. The Pro Bowl is referred to as the "Madden Bowl", and the Super Bowl as the "EAS Championship".
Teams are referred to by city only, usually the city in which the real life team's stadium is located. The New England Patriots are referred to as "Foxboro", the Tennessee Oilers as "Nashville", the Arizona Cardinals as "Phoenix", the Minnesota Vikings as "Minneapolis", the Tampa Bay Buccaneers simply as "Tampa", the Carolina Panthers as "Charlotte", and certain historic teams for the Los Angeles Rams are referred to as "Anaheim" (despite the Rams not playing in Anaheim until 1980). Team uniforms are altered; all uniforms have white pants, helmet colors are often altered to be different from jerseys (only the Denver Broncos's home jersey and helmet are the same color), and even some already different colors are changed – Foxboro's helmet in this game is red, and Charlotte's is Carolina blue, when in real life both were silver.
IGN gave Madden Football 64 a good 7.8 out of 10 overall stating "This game has authentic 3D models that animate believably with real names of team players mapped on jerseys. Surprisingly, making the jump to 3D has had no real downside for the game in terms of slowdown or glitches. This game moves as smoothly as its predecessors and looks a lot better".
- IGN Reviews Madden Football 64 (N64)
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