John Madden Football 1988

Posted on May 29, 2014 by Brett Farmiloe

John Madden Football Cover 1988On June 1, 1988, John Madden Football was released by EA SPORTS. The first of the Madden football games, this is the only Madden game released for Commodore and the Apple II. Featuring John Madden on the cover, this game featured many customizable aspects including weather conditions (hot, rain, snow, or cold and windy), time of quarters (8, 10, 12 or 15 minutes), player fatigue, player injuries, and penalties. Unlike future Madden football video games, this version does not feature season play, only single games. No actual NFL teams are included due to the lack of NFL or NFLPA licenses for authentic teams, player names, and stadiums. However, some of the teams are based on real teams. One could also create a team from scratch in this game.

Here's the intro video:

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16-Bit EA SPORTS Football T-Shirt

This super soft tri blend tee features an eye catching 16-bit orange and blue graphic on a distressed screen print. Whether you're a fan of football or are looking for your classic gamer t-shirt, this retro EA SPORTS QB Football shirt belongs in your collection.

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