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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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