Excerpt: Madden NFL Arcade is a 5 on 5 arcade style football game. Players have four downs to score a touchdown. The fields are not as long as the real ones. There are four offensive, and four defensive choices available. A slot wheel (editor: sort of thing) gives players various bonuses, or detriments. An example is the play is run in turbo, or ultra slow (molasses). Madden NFL Arcade is a very fast paced game where the focus is on passing.
Conclusion: All in all this game is quick, easy and fun. If you do require help with the "Don't Stop Believing" achievement then please feel free to message me and i will do my best to help you out. Enjoy the game for what it is. This is part of the reason why i still help people out, 1, because i'm nice and 2, because its a fun little game.
Excerpt: Madden NFL Arcade is the antithesis of the realistic, complex Madden NFL series. EA Sports’ latest effort is more like a throwback to the glory days of arcade-style football games. Madden Arcade brings back the wild touchdown passes, spine-crushing tackles, and high-speed gameplay of NFL Blitz and NFL Street in glorious HD.
Excerpt: Despite its immense popularity, EA's Madden NFL franchise has a bit of a problem when it comes to courting the average consumer: It's gotten way too damn complex. Hell, it's even gotten too complicated for me! I know the difference between a 3-4 defense and a slant pattern, but even I have a tough time parsing the myriad formations and immense, bloated playbook of the modern Madden experience.
Pros: Madden's complicated controls are too hard; looks, too real; and price, too high.
Cons: you're expecting an heir to Blitz 's arcade football throne or at least a title on par with Tecmo Bowl .
Excerpt: On defense, you will play with a lineman, a linebacker, two corners and a safety. On offense, you get your own lineman, a quarterback, running back and two wide-outs. The game is preset with the best five players from each team (in EA’s opinion). This is the team you’ll have the whole time. They won’t get hurt, so you don’t have to worry about protecting your players, and there is no option to substitute players into the game, as there is no bench.
Excerpt: Madden NFL Arcade is, well, exactly what the title says. Take your standard Madden game and strip it down to one game mode, make the players look kind of funny, and put five players on each side of the ball. This makes for an NFL Street meets NFL Blitz type of feel to the game. EA has taken America’s sport and created an ultra-accessible, fast-paced version.
Conclusion: Madden NFL Arcade is a very approachable game for a majority of casual sports gamers. However, the game's issues make online play unbalanced and unenjoyable. And at a $15 price tag, the little you get just isn't enough. Should the game ever drop to $10, give it a shot.
Summary: People with low attention spans seem to be the target audience for Madden NFL Arcade, a scaled-down game that turns the clock back to the days when you didn't have to take a week off work to learn team playbooks. This Xbox Live and PlayStation Network game is the kind of dumbed-down, old-time arcade football that Tecmo used to make, with just five players a side, a handful of plays to call, and no kickers in sight.
Pros: Strips the complexity out of the main Madden games, Good casual game for friends hanging out in the living room
Cons: Feels like a cut-rate Madden with an identity crisis, Very limited number of offensive and defensive plays, Not enough game changer power-ups to liven up the gridiron