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John Madden Football

DOS - 1989

Also available on: Apple II - Commodore 64

Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Sports
Theme Football (American), Licensed Title
Publisher Electronic Arts, Inc.
Developer Electronic Arts, Inc.
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Bird's-eye view
Dosbox support Supported on 0.61
4.38 / 5 - 13 votes

Description of John Madden Football

Old american football simulation co-designed by famous sportscaster John Madden. The first game in EA's long-running Madden series. I guess different versions of this game have been available on almost every platform - with the Mega Drive version being the most famous of them all. Graphics look very poor even for its time, but the game concentrates more on tactics than pure action.

Overall, a decent football game that should please fans of the sport, although this PC version is not the best one. Too bad only 16 teams are presented in the game. Should be played in real DOS mode as beeper sound usually doesn't work right in Windows' DOS emulation. If you like this one, also check out its follow-up John Madden Football II, also on this site.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

zook 2020-01-11 1 point

it's not madden 08 but ok

Raiydennator 2019-02-09 1 point

I love madden

dillonP1206 2017-02-05 0 point

Super Bowl LI gone happen 88 style

allendadyo 2015-09-19 1 point

groovie baby

megadev 2015-05-02 0 point DOS version

This game was never that good as an action/arcade game, but it was awesome as a coach/gm game (for it's time of course). You can create your own plays, playbooks, players, and teams. We ran a 12-16 team league for almost 4 full seasons, with a full draft, 12 game season and playoffs. Go Toons!

zdog95ster 2011-03-17 0 point DOS version

Seems like it could be a good game if it allowed you to use a controller

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