Football season may be over, but it’s always Sunday on the Genesis! Madden ’93 continued EA’s steady evolution of its gridiron juggernaut with the 1993 installment, and it offers a great time for anyone wanting to play armchair quarterback for a while. Grab some chips and a cold one and get ready for some football!
Have you played the first edition of Sega’s College Football’s National Championship? If so, you don’t have much reason to play the sequel. There’s little that’s new to it, and the fabled Sports Talk feature is gone. What remains is a lukewarm follow-up to what was a great college sports title.
In 1991, Accolade threw its helmet into the Genesis football arena. It was a welcome addition at the time, since there were few options and fans were eager for games. But with the Genesis library filled with Joe Montana and Madden entries, is it still worth playing? Probably not.
Perhaps the biggest threat to Madden, Sega’s NFL series offered a great alternative for gridiron gladiators to get their digital fix. The series is considered by many to have peaked with the 1994 installment, which blended the famous Sports Talk feature with solid visuals and gameplay that required a better knowledge of play-calling than most football titles.
The NFL season is winding down, and what better way to get revved up for the playoffs than with some 16-bit gridiron action? Sega’s NFL ’95 was a clear evolution of the franchise, and its innovations in presentation and gameplay kept Sega in the game against EA as gamers prepared for the next generation of hardware.