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EA Releases Madden NFL 2006

EA Sports has released Madden NFL 06 for Palm OS devices. The new version has been updated for the 2005-06 NFL season and also includes improved graphics and high resolution support.

Madden NFL 2006 for Palm OSNow in its 16th year, the best-selling, most critically acclaimed sports video game ever produced brings the authentic NFL stadium experience right on your PDA. Expertly recreated for PDA play with the latest 2005-2006 player data and the all the key features of the console version.

Game features:

  • Completely updated for 2005-2006 season all of the NFL teams, new team logos, and player rosters
  • High resolution enhanced graphics
  • Choose between Playoffs, Regular Season and Exhibition Games
  • Create your dream team make player trades, acquire free agents
  • Use real NFL teams, players & their stats
  • Play both sides of the ball offensive and defensive features add more strategy to every play
  • Choose the stadium, weather, and penalty frequency & more
  • Allow for player fatigue, injury, passing and catching capabilities

Madden NFL 06 from EA SPORTS is compatible with Palm/palmOne handhelds and smartphones running Palm OS 5.0 or higher. Specific devices include: Tungsten T, T3, T5, C, E & E2 handhelds; Zire 31, 71 & 72 handhelds; Treo 600 & 650 smartphones; and the LifeDrive. It sells for $29.99 USD.

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Has anyone tried this?

budrowilson @ 9/30/2005 2:34:44 PM # Q
I was just wanting to hear from anyone who had played Madden on the Palm before. It seems to me the lack of controller buttons would hinder gameplay on most Palm devices. I would also think that controlling the game via the stylus would be quite awkward. Can anyone confirm/deny my concerns?

RE: Has anyone tried this?
feed_sheep @ 9/30/2005 3:38:51 PM # Q
I have Madden NFL 2005. It is really fun, but is very difficult to really play the game the way I assume you can on the PC, etc. (This is the only Madden game I've owned so far)

With the 2005 game, the controls were only by buttons, which made it somewhat difficult to really do anything (I had a T|C, now a T5). Still, even though there are huge limitations I find it really fun to play.

On the T|C, the game was rock-solid. On my T|5, I have to reset my device about every time I play the game or it will not load properly the next time. Also, 2005 is 320x320.

It makes for a pretty nice wow factor, also. ;)

A shame...
hkklife @ 9/30/2005 4:14:01 PM # Q
A shame EA doesn't do more Palm OS ports of their titles or even some of their older PC titles. With Tapwave dead & gone, there's a small but fierce segment of the market that'd pay for stuff like this--but I do think that all of these titles are overpriced. Retail on a CD-ROM might make sense for getting the casual fans onboard but I'd offer a downloadable version for 1/2 the price.

It'd be nice to see Palm release a Zire with a better d-pad design so that the emulator-loving crowd would have something to replace their Zodiacs with when they start to fall apart down the road. Accelerated graphics would really help the spread of 320*480-enabled titles also.

I have to admit being surprised to see '06 being released given the overall downturn in the PalmCONomy. Madden '06 and Legacy 2 are definitely the big Palm entertainment titles of the year. And PLEASE bring on an official port/release of Doom for non-Tapwave devices!

RE: Has anyone tried this?
rsc1000 @ 9/30/2005 4:49:20 PM # Q
>>I have to admit being surprised to see '06 being released given the overall downturn in the PalmCONomy. Madden '06 and Legacy 2 are definitely the big Palm entertainment titles of the year. And PLEASE bring on an official port/release of Doom for non-Tapwave devices!

You do know you can get Doom for your non-Tapwave Palm right? The yoyofr opensource port was firts - but has compatibility problems woth other palm devices. The Dev who goes by the name 'metaview' released a port that works better for other palm os devices which you can get from his site:

http://www.metaviewsoft.de/en/Software/PalmOS/Freeware/ZDoomZ/

As for games i am looking for in 2006 - EDGE is *finally* near release (has completed beta testing).



RE: Has anyone tried this?
arp @ 9/30/2005 5:22:40 PM # Q
This is sweet, love the graphics, and it's great that someone finally releases a major title for palm. Now if only I liked football, or even knew the rules... (euro)

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RE: Has anyone tried this?
hkklife @ 9/30/2005 8:57:04 PM # Q
I hadn't tried Doom since the yoyo version on my T3. I had assumed it hadn't been updated (much) since and since I have a T5 now with even less heap, it'd perform poorly if at all.

RSC, what Palms have you personally tried Doom on so far?

and what is EDGE? An emulator?

RE: Has anyone tried this?
AdamaDBrown @ 10/1/2005 1:52:22 AM # Q
Now if only I liked football, or even knew the rules...

Envision rugby, but with rules against mortally wounding the other players.

RE: Has anyone tried this?
KultiVator @ 10/1/2005 5:39:41 AM # Q
>> Envision rugby, but with rules against mortally
>> wounding the other players.

Yeah and envision great big padded cushions under the shirts of those 'pretty nancy boys' that play American Footy. Also, what's with the helmets? US men rarely wear helemts on motorbikes, so why bother in the feminine cruddy game of American footie?

You haven't lived until you've lost at least one ear in a scrum playing a proper game of English rugby!

I do have to admit that baseball is more entertaining than cricket though!


RE: Has anyone tried this?
The Black Moose @ 10/1/2005 3:09:42 PM # Q
I had 2005 until recently. I'd say that was good timing on my part on selling it. I may consider getting 2006. 2005 did have some shortcomings. I had some games with no passing because I could almost always get a first down by running to the sides. Selecting a receiver was a pain. On manual control, one receiver is selected by default. One must scroll through like four receivers if they want a different one. This consumed too much time in the backfield. On the other hand, if they get stylus passing, that would just be sweet.

Scoring on All-Madden was too easy. In fact, I intentionally scored no touchdowns in one game. That game was a huge win. It was Steelers at Cowboys. Some teams were so easy to sack (i.e. Cowboys, Bills), and that led to many safeties. Field goals needed improvement for the 2005 version.

Now that 2006 comes, I hope I can see many corrections to the aforementioned pitfalls.

RE: Has anyone tried this?
ackmondual @ 10/3/2005 12:05:41 PM # Q
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I have to admit being surprised to see '06 being released given the overall downturn in the PalmCONomy. Madden '06 and Legacy 2 are definitely the big Palm entertainment titles of the year. And PLEASE bring on an official port/release of Doom for non-Tapwave devices!
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Normally, some of the stuff coming from PDAmill would also count, but unlike previous games like Pocket MiniGolf, Pocket MiniGolf Extra, and Arvale that were ported from PPC to pOS eventually, their newest slew of games like Arvale 2, Pocket MiniGolf 2, and its expansions are nowhere to be seen. Perhaps they don't really announce the commencing of these ports, they just get to work and announce 'em when they're close to being done?

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You do know you can get Doom for your non-Tapwave Palm right? The yoyofr opensource port was firts - but has compatibility problems woth other palm devices. The Dev who goes by the name 'metaview' released a port that works better for other palm os devices which you can get from his site:
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yoyo's Doom and Doom2, as nice as they are, aren't official ports. Official ports wouldn't have this many compatibility issues, wouldn't require you to find your own WAD/sound/other game files, and wouldn't require so much tweaking to get the game to run.

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Yeah and envision great big padded cushions under the shirts of those 'pretty nancy boys' that play American Footy. Also, what's with the helmets? US men rarely wear helemts on motorbikes, so why bother in the feminine cruddy game of American footie?

You haven't lived until you've lost at least one ear in a scrum playing a proper game of English rugby!

I do have to admit that baseball is more entertaining than cricket though!
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It's against the rules to play without helmets. It's also illegal to ride motorcyles w/o helmets. As far as other concerns go, one couild then argue that seatbelts and airbags shouldn't be needed while driving, doors for elevators, railings for balconies, etc.

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RE: Has anyone tried this?
The Black Moose @ 10/3/2005 9:35:51 PM # Q
Motorcycle riding without helmets is legal in Pennsylvania. I would guess some other states as well. It's by state, not the whole nation. But, this comment is entirely besides the point.

As for football players being wusses? Enough of them get hurt as it is. I'll respect them for being tough with padding.

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