Complete Guide N64

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               #          Madden 64 Complete Guide        #
               #               Version 1.1                # 
               #    Last Updated On September 19,1999     #
               #              Michael O'Connor            #
               #             [email protected]           #
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    This guide was written for use of people on the internet. This guide is
freeware with a few exceptions. The only site that is currently permitted
to use this is GameFAQS. If you know of any other sites this is used on, 
please email me. This is made because alot pf people still play this game 
and I still enjoy playing it alot. 
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I-Latest Updates
II- Introduction to Madden 64
III-Modes Of Play
IV- Controls
V- Best/Worst Teams
VI- Best/Worst Players
VII- Best/Worst Plays
VIII- Best Starting Draft Team
IIX- My Records
IX- Your Records
X- Credits
XI- Contact Information

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# I-Latest Updates # 
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9-19-99 | Finally updated the FAQ. I stopped because I thought no one was
          using it but I guess you was since my old email account was
          flooded.
5-14-99 | Totally new design, I like it.
5-13-99 | Added to the intoduction.
5-12-99 | Madden 64 Complete Guide Started

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# II-Introduction # 
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John Madden football has been one of the greatest sports series in video
game history. Every year the game comes back with better graphics, options, 
and more plays among other things. This is a great game and if you don't 
own it, I suggest you buy it soon. Madden 64 have great gameplay. It is 
perfect speed. And the plays are very easy to understand even for younger 
children. It has commentary by both John Madden and his partner Pat Summerall. 
This game has more injury types than any other football game out their. 
. You can take full control of yout team in season, playoff, or custon 
season mode. You can create your own players. You can customize all 
options including quarter time, weather (clear, snow, rain, cloudy, 
or night), stadium, and more. 

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# III-Modes Of Play # 
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---Exhibition
Exhibition is kind of like preseason in the NFL. You can pick any team 
(past or present) and play against any team you want. You can set stadium, 
quarter length, etc. This is good for just practice before you get involved 
in a season or a playoff series.

---Season
Play a full 16 game season and if you win enough you make the playoffs and 
go for the Super Bowl ring. You can trade with other teams, release players, 
or even sign free agents. Salarys play a big part of Season mode so you 
cant make a perfect team.

---Custom Season
This is the same above except you set up the schedule for the whole NFL. 
You can also take teams out of conferences and put in other teams.

---Tournament
You can have a tournament with either 8 or 16 teams in it. You can 
pick any team (past or present) and it will pick the seeding randomly. 
This is good if you have some friends over and you want to see who is 
the king of Madden 64.

---Fantasy Draft
One of the best modes in the game. You can pick a fake team (stingers,
ardvarks, blowfish, etc). You draft your whole team from the start. Then 
you go at it with the other drafted teams in a tournament to see who the 
winner is.

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# IV-Controls  #
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I am not about to sit here and type the contols that you most likely know 
already. If you really need the controls I'll tell you how to get to them. 
Reset your N64. When the Start screen pops up press START. Then you go 
down to Game Options. Then, go all the way down to CONTOLLER CONFIG. 
Their is a full list of your controls.

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# V- Best/Worst Teams #
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These are the best and worst teams in my view. If you have a better list email 
it to me. These only include current teams. They do not incluse Madden Team or 
Any Franchise Team like Philadelphia 84'. 

TOP 5 BEST TEAMS
Green Bay Packers 95% of 100%
Philadelphia Eagles 90% of 100%
Charlotte (Carolina) Panthers 90% of 100%
Oakland Raiders 90% of 100%
San Francisco 49ers 90% of 100%

TOP 5 WORST TEAMS
Baltimore Ravens 71% of 100% (Congrats Baltimore)
New York Giants 72% of 100%
Chicago Bears 74% of 100% (This team is not that bad, I use them.)
New Orleans Saints 74% of 100%
New York Jets 75% of 100%

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# VI-Best/WorstPlayers #
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These are the best and worst players. I put this in the guide just in 
case that you want to have a fantasy draft and want to make the best 
possible team. If you have a better team email it to me and maybe I'll 
add it. Since their is hundreds of crappy guys I'll give you the most 
over rated guys. (Guys who rank high but aren't that good.)

TOP 5 BEST PLAYERS (By Points)
Jerry Rice WR (Overall: 189)
Barry Sanders RB (Overall: 185)
Terrell Davis RB (Overall: 184)
Herman Moorer WR (Overall: 184)
Brett Favre QB (Overall: 184)

TOP 5 OVERRATED PLAYERS
Jerry Rice WR (Great player but not the best in the NFL)
Ben Coates TE (Ranked to high for a TE, too slow too.)
Darrell Green CB (He was good in his prime but that was ten years ago)
Troy Aikman QB (Good QB but injured alot.  
Larry Centers RB (This guy should be a TE or WR not a RB.

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# VII- Best Plays #
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TOP 5 BEST PLAYS

---[Normal] Shotgun, HB Toss--- 
Awsome play, you almost always gain yards, run to the right with 
someone quick like Barry Sanders or Emmitt Smith

---[4 WR] Single BK, HB Delay Run---
Another awsome running play. Just run staright up the middle with someone 
powerful like Jerome Bettis.

---[4 WR] Shotgun, Hail Mary---
Good play if you have good recievers that can jump. This play is 
complete 50% of the time with good yardage.
 
---[Normal] Far, WR Fade---
Perfect screenpass to your RB on the left side.

---[Normal] Near, HB Inside---
Confuses the defense and they usually leave a big hole open.

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# VIII- Best Starting Draft Team #
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This section if for fantasy drafts and for season modes. These are the best 
teams you can possibly make. If you found a better way to make a team please 
email it to me.

OFFENSE

QB- Brett Favre
HB- Barry Sanders Or Jerome Bettis (Sanders has speed. Bettis has power)
FB- Larry Centers (Believe it or not, he is the best FB in the game)
TE- Shannon Sharpe
WR- Jerry Rice (Still Overated)
WR- Herman Moorer
WR- Chris Carter
LT- William Roaf
LG- R. McDaniel
 C- D. Dawson
RG- William Shields
RT- Eric Williams

DEFENSE

  LE- Reggie White
  RE- Bruce Smith
  DT- B. Young
LOLB- C. Brown
LILB- Hardy Nickerson
RILB- T. Wooden
ROLB- D. Thomas
 LCB- Darrell Green
 RCB- Deion Sanders
  FS- Steve Atwater
  SS- D. Woodson

SPECIAL TEAMS

 K- Morton Anderson
 P- Tom Tupa
KR- Deion Sanders
KR- Marshall Faulk (For some reason he is great on kick returns)


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# IIX-My Records #
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On every madden game the cartridge saves certain records for 
certain feats. Here is the list of the records on my game. I've 
just started playing this game again so it will take some time to 
get my records back. I will update all my records as I get them on 
future releases of this guide.

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# IX-Your Records #
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Send me your records and I will post the best ones. Please be honest or your 
records mean nothing. If you need the address to send it to look below or all 
the way up.

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# X-Credits #
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Umm since I just wrote it by myself and since this is the first 
release their really isnt anyone to thank or give credit for. I 
guess I can thank John Madden for a great game. I thank Glenn for his 
donation to the phone line fund. Without Glenn I would be poor. 
(inside joke).

I need to thank the guy who wrote the Legend Of Zelda FAQ because I got the 
design idea from him, I will give his name next release.

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# XI- Contact Info # 
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Mike O'Connor
[email protected]

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