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After establishing its reputation on the Sega Genesis (and cementing it with Super NES, 3DO and Game Boy versions), the Madden franchise makes its debut on the PlayStation with Madden NFL 97. Witness an attempt at broadcast quality presentation with video clips of John Madden, Pat Summerall and James Brown as you embark on a full NFL season — including the playoffs, Super Bowl and even the Pro Bowl.
Select one of over 100 teams with player rosters from the 1996 training camp (actual player ratings are based on the 1995 season). Unhappy with your team? Create or trade players and place them in the starting lineup. John Madden himself designed over 500 plays and will comment on your performance during the game. You'll also be able to see how well you're doing with over 60 tracked statistics for both players and teams.
In total, 31 NFL stadiums were rendered in 3D with detail down to the painted endzones and actual fields. Choose from multiple camera angles to get the best view of the gridiron action or use instant replay to admire your crushing tackles over and over again. Listen to the crowd cheer you on in QSound Virtual Audio, but don't get too frenzied on the field; the referee will call over ten authentic NFL penalties to keep you honest! ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide