The Ultimate 'Madden NFL' Quiz
by Staff
This football game series tackled the competition and won the sports gaming market. How much do you know about "Madden NFL"?

Which version of the game froze up on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, causing exasperation for many gamers?

  • "Madden NFL 08"
  • "Madden NFL 09"
  • "Madden NFL 10"

In what year did the first iteration of the game appear?

  • 1993
  • 1989
  • 1995

Why did the "Madden NFL 08" edition feature a new fatigue feature?

  • to make gameplay move faster
  • to prevent ridiculously long scrambles
  • to prevent too many virtual injuries

What was the game called before it was named "Madden NFL"?

  • "John Madden Football"
  • "Madden Football"
  • "Madden American Football"

Who was the first quarterback to appear on the game's cover art?

  • Steve Young
  • Joe Montana
  • Daunte Culpepper

Which player claims he used "Madden NFL" as inspiration for one famous clock-draining play?

  • Brandon Stokley
  • Cam Newton
  • Jamaal Charles

Who was the first NFL player to appear solo on the game cover?

  • Eddie George
  • Marshall Faulk
  • Joe Montana

Which NFL team had the highest overall rating in "Madden NFL 98"?

  • Green Bay Packers
  • New England Patriots
  • Kansas City Chiefs

Approximately how many copies of games in the "Madden NFL" series have been sold?

  • 200 million
  • 100 million
  • 70 million

What does the "Madden NFL 2004" franchise mode allow players to do?

  • customize stadium parking lots
  • control hot dog prices
  • scout high school talent

The game was first launched for what systems?

  • Apple II and Microsoft Disk Operating System (MS-DOS)
  • Amiga and Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • MS-DOS and Genesis

What year did John Madden finally retire from his TV announcing gig?

  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009

How many lines of unique commentary are there in "Madden NFL 13"?

  • 9,000
  • 12,000
  • 14,000

Players who appear on the game's cover art routinely have what?

  • the Madden Curse
  • salary reduction
  • job loss

Which key feature was introduced in "John Madden Football '92"?

  • four-person cooperative play
  • instant replay
  • fan interference

Which version features official NFL team fight songs for the first time?

  • "Madden NFL 11"
  • "Madden NFL 2003"
  • "Madden NFL 2005"

In what year did the PlayStation version of the game first emerge?

  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997

The 1993 version of the game adopted the no-huddle offense pioneered by which team?

  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Buffalo Bills

About how much has the game series made in total sales?

  • $4 billion
  • $8 billion
  • $9 billion

Which player was the first selected to grace the cover of a "Madden NFL" game via a tournament dictated by votes from consumers?

  • Peyton Hillis
  • Michael Vick
  • Aaron Rodgers

In which version did the game series first obtain rights to use NFL names and logos?

  • "Madden NFL 97"
  • "Madden NFL 99"
  • "Madden NFL '94"

Which category is the only one that exceeds "Madden NFL" as a source of revenue for the NFL?

  • apparel
  • concessions
  • TV rights

In which version of the game do players begin taunting each other?

  • "John Madden Football '93"
  • "Madden NFL '94"
  • "Madden NFL '95"

Which edition features songs by major acts like AC/DC and Guns N' Roses?

  • "Madden NFL 07"
  • "Madden NFL 09"
  • "Madden NFL 11"

On how many different video game system platforms has the game appeared?

  • 33
  • 27
  • 18

About how much did EA Sports pay the NFL for exclusive rights to player and team names in 2004?

  • $30 million
  • $90 million
  • $300 million

About how many testers review the game each year before it is released to the public?

  • 300
  • 200
  • 100

What is EA Trax?

  • It is a program that lets you design wide receiver routes.
  • It is the company's name for in-game soundtracks.
  • It is a program that lets you follow player routes from an aerial position.

Which version first contained the reviled QB Vision Control system for passing plays?

  • "Madden NFL 06"
  • "Madden NFL 2005"
  • "Madden NFL 2004"

Which edition of the game was the first to allow the publisher to use NFL player names instead of just numbers?

  • "Madden NFL 99"
  • "Madden NFL '94"
  • "Madden NFL '95"