Madden NFL 07


By: Aaron Scott    On: Nintendo Wii
Published: Monday 27 Nov 2006 10:00 AM
 
 
 
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Hut one, hut two!

We’re back with another season of Madden Football, and this time with a twist. Launching alongside the Nintendo Wii on December 7th, Madden NFL 07 takes advantage of the revolutionary controller design and all-new Madden FreeMotion controls to create a new controller-focused experience, reinventing the Madden franchise.

Wii-only Features:

New FreeMotion controls: Intuitive, new Madden controls for the Wii, adding new levels of gameplay depth. Introduces a whole new way to throw like the pros do, as well as hike, catch, juke, and stiff arm.

Exclusive multiplayer mini-games: Wii-Only mini-games designed to support four-player gameplay. 2-on-2 brings back schoolyard football, but using NFL players. Y.A.C Attack makes the action 3-on-1, as each player gets a shot as the QB versus 3 defenders. Kicking Combine gives you a fast-paced FreeMotion field goal kicking challenge

New Wii multiplayer enhancements: Wii-only multiplayer enhancements increase the fun factor for up to four players. Multiplayer Sprint allows users help a teammate by boosting sprint speed, and players can control the wind in Kicking Combine.

New play-calling system, designed for basic football fan knowledge: The new play-calling system simplifies football to commonly understood names and makes the game easy to pick up and play. Pick plays by play type using basic tactics of football, like short pass or outside run. More advanced Madden fans can still use the full NFL playbooks, like any other version of Madden.

Madden in-game tutorials: New in-game tutorials teach users how to use the new FreeMotion controls and allow users to practice within the game.

Key features of Madden NFL 07:

Lead blocker control: Throw the perfect block and create a running lane with the all-new lead blocking control, and then take command of the tailback and rip off a big gain.

Run like the players run with all-new highlight moves: Bust out player-specific running styles matching those of real NFL players (e.g., smaller backs slash to break tackles, while bigger runners bowl over defenders in the open field). All-new jukes, cutbacks, and power moves.

NFL Superstar: Hall of Fame mode: Create and customize your own player, and play on Sundays from any position on the field. Be an NFL Superstar both on and off the field.

This latest concept that the Nintendo Wii provides for the popular franchise helps to keep the series moving along well. For those who have been worried about picking a grid iron title due to the dozens of rules and a lack of knowledge of the NFL, the Nintendo Wii version might prove the perfect introduction.

Keep it locked to NZGamer.com for a review after the Nintendo Wii launch.


At a Glance

The Good: Using the Wiimote to throw a pass.

The Bad: Ray Lewis laying the hurt on ya.

The Ugly: Chucking the Wiimote through the TV in anger.

"The Nintendo Wii has brought a new spin on Madden."


 

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