Madden NFL Football

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Madden NFL Football
Madden 3DS logo.jpg
Logo for Madden NFL 3DS
Developer(s) EA Sports
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series Madden NFL
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release
  • NA: March 22, 2011
  • EU: March 25, 2011
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player
multiplayer

Madden NFL Football (sometimes mislabeled as Madden NFL 3D[1]) is a sports video game for the Nintendo 3DS which was developed by EA Sports.[2] The game was developed by EA Sports North Carolina in Raleigh.[3] First images of the game were shown by IGN in February 2011.[4] The game was released as a launch title for the Nintendo 3DS on March 22, 2011 in North America (whereas the release date had been scheduled for March 27, at first[5]).

Features[edit]

The game inherits features from past Madden games. Other than the traditional 11-on-11, the game also features a 5-on-5 mode, returning from Madden NFL 09 All-Play on the Wii. The 5-on-5 mode can also be used in Season Mode.[6] The game also features GameFlow, a feature from Madden NFL 11 where the AI automatically selects the play depending on the game situation.[7] Players also can select whether or not to include GameFlow, or play with an arcade version. Standard versions are also available.[8] From Madden NFL 10, also from the Wii, is Spotlight Moment, where the game goes into slow motion whenever a critical event occurs.[9][10] Also from the Wii games, players can Call Your Shots, where players press the Y button to call their own routes for the receivers.[11]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 50%[12]
Metacritic 49/100[13]
Review scores
Publication Score
G4 3/5 stars[11]
Game Informer 6/10[14]
GamePro 2/5 stars[15]
Game Revolution C−[16]
GameSpot 4/10[17]
GameTrailers 5.1/10[1]
Giant Bomb 1/5 stars[18]
IGN 5/10[19]
Nintendo Life 5/10 stars[6]
Nintendo Power 6/10[20]
Nintendo World Report 6/10[21]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[22]

The game was met with very mixed to negative reception upon release, as GameRankings gave it a score of 50%,[12] while Metacritic gave it 49 out of 100.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Madden NFL 3D [sic] Review". GameTrailers. March 29, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ George, Richard (December 22, 2010). "Top 10 3DS Games of 2011 (Page 4 of 11)". IGN. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ Sinclair, Brendan (November 10, 2010). "Madden NFL arriving for 3DS kickoff". GameSpot. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Madden 3DS Screenshots". IGN. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ McInnis, Shaun (January 19, 2011). "Madden NFL Football 3DS Hands-On". GameSpot. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Ingram, Chrisopher (March 31, 2011). "Madden NFL Football (3DS) Review". NintendoLife. 
  7. ^ nonCHILLant (November 13, 2010). "Madden 3DS to Launch This Off-Season". GoMadden. Archived from the original on November 16, 2010. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Madden NFL Football - Nintendo 3DS". GameSpy. 
  9. ^ "Madden NFL Football 3DS". 3DS Gamer. Archived from the original on April 11, 2011. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  10. ^ Johnson, Stephen (November 10, 2010). "First Details Of Madden Football For 3DS Announced". G4TV. 
  11. ^ a b Kelly, Kevin (March 23, 2011). "Madden NFL Football 3DS Review". G4TV. 
  12. ^ a b "Madden NFL Football for 3DS". GameRankings. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "Madden NFL Football for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ Bertz, Matt (March 25, 2011). "Madden NFL Football". Game Informer. 
  15. ^ Price, Tom (March 28, 2011). "Review: Madden NFL Football". GamePro. Archived from the original on May 2, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  16. ^ Cooper, Hollander (April 14, 2011). "Madden NFL Football Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  17. ^ McShea, Tom (April 8, 2011). "Madden NFL Football Review". GameSpot. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  18. ^ Navarro, Alex (March 30, 2011). "Madden NFL Football Review". Giant Bomb. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  19. ^ Moriarty, Colin (March 24, 2011). "Madden NFL Football Review". IGN. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Madden NFL Football (3DS)". Nintendo Power. 266: 77. April 2011. 
  21. ^ Ronaghan, Neal (March 18, 2011). "Madden NFL Football". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  22. ^ Snider, Mike (March 24, 2011). "Nintendo 3DS game review: 'Madden NFL Football'". USA Today.