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*                      FAQ Written by Zephyrmaster                   *
*               Andrew Sherman - zephyrmaster@yahoo.com              *
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Created on : 9/15/02   Last Update : 2/24/03   Updates-5  Version 1.11

Updates:

2/24/03
+ Updated Credits/Etc. Section
+ Other minor changes
1/12/03
+ ASCII title added
+ Minor changes and updates
11/18/02-
+ Updated player names on All-Madden Team (Contributed by DaddyBear)
+ Added a few more hints and questions.
+ Added 'Thanks' section
+ A little here, a little there (touchups)

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Table of Contents
Introduction

1- FAQ about Madden 2002 for GBA

2- Menu and Options Explanations

3- Team Information with complete ratings listed
  -All Madden Team Information

4- Button Commands
  -Menu buttons
  -In game buttons

5- Strategy, tips, and hints

6- Credits + Extras
   -Thanks
   -Problems? Comments? Questions?


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*                          Introduction                               *
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Madden 2002 is a Gameboy Advance game that tries to simulate the game of
football. It uses all the same rules as the NFL, and those rules can be
found almost anywhere on the internet. This game isn't a very highly
acclaimed game for the Gameboy Advance, but it is one of my favorites.
This game was one of the first sports games in general for the GBA, and
it is pretty good. This is the first generation of what I hope will be
many games in the series on a handheld platform.

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*                               FAQ                                   *
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Q: How do I tackle another player?
A: Press L while you are on defense (you get used to it).

Q: How do I pass the ball?
A: After pressing A to hike the ball, press A to see the list of
recievers. Just press a corresponding button to pass to the reciever.

Q: Are there any unlockable things in this game?
A: Nope, sorry.

Q: Are there any easter eggs for this game?
A: Not really, but after you score a touchdown, pressing A, B, L, and
R produce sounds. B is a horn, A is a whisle, and L and R are "body
sounds".

Q: What are the highest ranked teams?
A: The Buccaneers, All-Madden Team, Raiders, Ravens, Packers, and
the Titans.

Q: I can't run the ball? How do I run it well?
A: Utilize the B (spin) and R (jump) buttons. Running towards the
sideline or with good blocking is helpful in gaining good yardage on
the ground.

Q: What are your "favorite" plays?
A: On offense, it's I-form : HB Strong. I can usually net 20+ yard
gains, on the ground! On defense, I love the 3-4 7 man blitzes, as I
can frequently block passes and pound them if they decide to run the
ball!

Q: I just pressed the audible button on accident! How do I "unaudible"?
A: Try the L button. The other buttons will change the play. (You could
always go into the menu and change an audible to your play and then
select it, but that's the slow and tedious way of doing it.)

Q: How do I do an onside kick?
A: Press B to audible, then press B or A depending on which side you
plan to kick it on.

Q: I'm lazy, is there anyway I can beat a team without playing a whole
game?
A: Yes, but it's cheap. If you ever get ahead of a team in points,
going to the options menu and selecting "End Game" at the bottom will
immediately end the game at the current score.

Q: Why are the Houston Texans so horrid in this game?
A: Because in real life they are. Just kidding Texan fans, it's because
the players EA put into the game are generic (i.e. No. 34... etc...),
because the Texan's roster was far from finalized when this game was
made.

Q: Help! I can't find franchise mode! Where is it?
A: Sorry again, Madden 2002 doesn't have a franchise mode.

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*                          Menu Options                               *
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General Menu Commands:
B- Back
A- Select/Continue
Start- Continue

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Game mode Explanations
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Play Now- Play a game with two teams in any stadium and with multiple
other options.

New Season/Continue Season- Play a season where you play through the
17 weeks until the playoffs and eventually the Superbowl.

New Playoffs/Continue Playoffs- Play only the playoffs, and play until
the Superbowl.

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Game Options
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Pregame-
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Quarters: Select a quarter length of 3, 5, 10, or 15 minutes

Location: Select a location from 33 different stadiums

Weather : Choose weather(fair, windy, raining, snowing, night, variable)

Endurance: Turn endurance on/off

In Game-
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EA Sports Ticker (Only in Season Mode): Shows scores for other games
being played by other teams.

Instant Replay: Allows you to view an instant replay of your last play.
Commands- L- Rewind  R- Fast Foward  B- Slow Motion  A- Play

Statistics: Three options to view statistics:
Game Stats- See stats like the score, totals plays/yards, td's, fg's,
possession time, tackles, and much more. L and R scroll left and right.
Team Stats- Shows stats of individual players. L and R scroll.
Score Summary - Shows the total scores in each period plus brief
descriptions of the last three scores.

Gameplay Options:

Set Audibles- Set audibles to the A,B, and R buttons on offense and on
defense.
Set Penalty Levels- Set various penalty levels on a scale of Off to 7.
Set Music- Set music on or off.
Pass Catch Mode- Manual or Auto. Auto makes the computer try to catch
the ball for you. Manual is best for the experienced player.
Passing Mode- 4 or one. With four recievers, each reciever corresponds
to a button. That is the superior option for experienced players.

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*                          Football Teams                             *
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Complete Team Statistics:
Alphabetical Order

Key:
QB- Quarterbacks       LB- Linebackers
RB- Runningbacks       S- Safeties
R- Recievers           K- Kicker
OL- Offensive Line     P- Punter
DL- Defensive Line

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Team Name        Overall    QB   RB   R    OL   DL   LB   S   K     P
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Bears            2          2    2    2    2    2    2    2    2    1
-Chicago

Bengals          2          1    3    2    2    1    2    2    1    1
-Cinncinati

Bills            2          2    2    3    2    2    2    2    1    1
-Buffalo

Broncos          2          2    1    3    2    2    2    2    3    1
-Denver

Browns           2          2    1    2    2    2    3    2    1    2
-Cleveland

Team Name        Overall    QB   RB   R    OL   DL   LB   S   K     P

Buccaneers       3          2    3    2    2    3    3    3    3    1
-Tampa Bay

Cardinals        2          1    1    2    1    1    2    2    1    1
-Arizona

Chargers         2          2    1    2    1    2    2    2    1    3
-San Diego

Chiefs           2          2    2    3    2    2    3    2    1    2
-Kansas City

Colts            2          2    3    2    3    2    2    2    2    1
-Indianapolis

Team Name        Overall    QB   RB   R    OL   DL   LB   S   K     P

Cowboys          1          1    2    2    2    1    2    2    1    1
-Dallas

Dolphins         2          1    2    2    1    2    2    3    1    1
-Miami

Eagles           2          2    1    2    2    2    2    3    2    1
-Philadelphia

Falcons          2          2    2    2    1    2    2    3    1    1
-Atlanta

49ers            2          2    1    2    2    2    2    2    1    1
-San Fransisco

Team Name        Overall    QB   RB   R    OL   DL   LB   S   K     P

Giants           2          2    2    2    3    2    3    3    1    1
-New York

Jaguars          2          2    2    3    1    2    2    2    1    1
-Jacksonville

Jets             2          2    3    2    2    1    2    3    1    2
-New York

Lions            2          1    2    3    2    3    3    2    1    1
-Detriot

Packers          3          3    2    2    1    2    2    3    1    1
-Green Bay

Team Name        Overall    QB   RB   R    OL   DL   LB   S   K     P

Panthers         2          1    2    3    1    1    2    2    1    1
-Carolina

Patriots         2          2    1    2    1    2    2    3    1    1
-New England

Raiders          3          2    2    3    2    2    2    3    2    2
-Oakland

Rams             2          3    1    3    2    1    2    3    1    1
-St. Louis

Ravens           3          2    2    3    2    3    3    3    2    2
-Baltimore

Team Name        Overall    QB   RB   R    OL   DL   LB   S   K     P

Redskins         2          2    2    2    1    2    2    3    1    1
-Washington (D.C)

Saints           2          1    2    2    3    3    2    2    2    1
-New Orleans

Seahawks         2          1    2    2    1    2    3    2    1    1
-Seattle

Steelers         2          1    2    2    2    1    3    2    1    2
-Pittsburgh

Titans           3          2    3    2    3    2    2    2    1    2
-Tennessee

Team Name        Overall    QB   RB   R    OL   DL   LB   S   K     P

Vikings          2          3    1    3    1    2    2    2    1    3
-Minnesota

Texans           1          1    2    1    2    1    1    1    1    1
-Houston

All-Madden       3          3    2    3    3    3    3    3    1    2

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Overall:
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Highest rated teams (3):
Raiders, Ravens, Packers, Titans, All Madden, Buccaneers

Lowest rated teams (1 or low 2):
Cowboys, Texans, Cardinals

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Complete Player List for the All Madden Team:
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Note: First names given when possible.

Quarterbacks:
Dante Culpepper, Kerry Collins, Donavan McNabb

Runningbacks:
Edgerrin James, Charlie Garner, Jamal Lewis

Fullbacks:
Stephen Davis, Duce Staley

Recievers:
Randy Moss, Issac Bruce, Terrance Owens, Cris Carter, McCafferey,
J. Horn

Tight Ends:
Shannon Sharpe, Keyshawn Johnson, Marvin Harrison
(Johnson and Harrison are actually recievers - DaddyBear)

Offensive Line:
Orlando Pace, Glenn Parker, Matt Birk, W. Jones, Jonathan Ogden,
Tony Boselli, Larry Allen, E. Mulitalo

Defensive Line:
Michael Strahan, Warren Sapp, Leroy Glover, Hugh Douglas, J. Johnson,
Tony Siragusa

Linebackers:
Chad Brown, Jeremiah Trotter, Ray Lewis, Derrick Brooks, Brian Urlacher,
J. Armstead, Darren Woodson

Cornerbacks:
Champ Bailey, Troy Vincent, Jason Sehorn, Donny Abraham

Safeties:
Rod Woodson, John Lynch, Shawn Springs, L. Millow

Kicker:
Martin Gramatica

Punter:
Dean Bennett

* (This list has been drastically improved by DaddyBear, who provided
the real names for many of the players)

Runningbacks:
C. Garner = Charlie Garner (Raiders)
J. Lewis = Jamal Lewis (Ravens)
Fullbacks:
S. Davis =Stephen Davis (Redskins)
Recievers:
Terrance Owens = Terrell Owens (49ers)
McCafferey = Ed McCafferey (Broncos)
 J. Horn = Joe Horn (Saints)
Tight Ends:
K. Johnson = Keyshawn Johnson (Bucs) (Really a wide receiver)
M. Harrison = Marvin Harrison (Colts) (really a wide receiver)
Offensive Line:
 O. Pace = Orlando Pace (Rams)
G. Parker = Glenn Parker (Giants)
M. Birk = Matt Birk (Bucs?)
W. Jones = Not Sure
J. Ogden = Jonathan Ogden (Ravens)
T. Boselli = Tony Boselli (Jaguars)
L. Allen = Larry Allen (Cowboys)
E. Mulitalo = Not Sure
Defensive Line:
W. Sapp = Warren Sapp (Bucs)
M. Douglas = Shouldn't this be Hugh Douglas? (Eagles)
J. Johnson = Not Sure
Linebackers:
C. Brown = Chad Brown (Steelers)
J. Trotter = Jeremiah Trotter (Eagles)
R. Lewis = Ray Lewis (Ravens)
D. Brooks = Derrick Brooks (Bucs)
B. Urlacher = Brian Urlacher (Bears)
J. Armstead = Jesse Armstead (Giants)
D. Woodson = Darren Woodson (Raiders?)
Cornerbacks:
C. Bailey = Champ Bailey (Redskins)
T. Vincent = Troy Vincent (Eagles)
D. Abraham = Donnie Abraham (Bucs)
Safeties:
R. Woodson = Rod Woodson (?)
J. Lynch = John Lynch (Bucs)
S. Springs = Shawn Springs (?, he used to play for Seahawks)
L. Millow = Not Sure
Kicker:
Gramatica = Martin Gramatica (Bucs, his brother Bill who plays for
Cards is horrible)
Punter:
D. Bennett = Dean Bennet (?)


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Menu Controls
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A- Select Option
Start - Select Option
B- Back

Play Selection Screen
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A- Select A play or type of play
B- Select B play
R- Select R play
L- Return to full list

Defense
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L- Dive (Before hike: Switch player)
R- Jump
B- Speed up
A- Switch player

Offense
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Before the snap:
A- Hike
B- Audible (Press A,B,or R to call one)
<- or -> - Motion (available on some plays)

As Qb:
L- Dive
R- Jump
B- Spin
A- Go into pass mode

With the ball:
L- Dive
R- Jump
B- Spin
A- Speed burst

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Choosing The Best Plays/Play Selection Srategy
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Defense
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4-3: Best used as a defense emphazizing run defense while having fairly
good pass defense. Be warned, bombs can burn this defense.

3-4: Very good defense for blitzing, allowing for 7 man blitzes! Okay
at run and pass defense.

Nickel: Best for pass defense in it's normal form. Mediocre run defense.

Dime: All around average and good defense. Prevent 1 and Prevent 2 is
useful to prevent a score or big gain.

Goaline: All run defense, very poor pass defense. Use only if you are
sure they will run (1-4 yard line), or if you really want to sack them
(for a safety for instance)

Special: FG and punt defensive plays

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Offense
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I-form: The premier running offense. The two backs in the backfield
set up a situation with one runner and one dedicated blocker.
Notable plays: HB Strong, HB Toss, Power Weak, Belly Weak/Stong

Proform: A good all-around offense. Has the best long pass play and a
few good running plays.
Notable plays: Quick Outs, All Streaks

Far + Near: Both of these types are generally used for running plays,
though they do have some good screen passes and other short passes.
Far - Notable plays: HB off tackle, HB/FB Dive
Near - Notable plays: HB Toss, FB Dive

Single Back: Good for both passing and running.
Notable plays: HB Dives, Flea Flicker, Slot Reverse, HB Toss

Shotgun: Great for passing, poor for running, but it is possible.
Notable plays: Post, HB Draw

Goaline: Obviously great for running short yardage but is also good
for short passes.
Notable plays: QB Sneak, HB Power, FB Power

Special Teams: FG's, punts and fakes mainly.
Notable plays: FG, Punt, Stop Clock, QB Kneel



Various Tips and Hints
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-If a ball is tipped, switch to a player near the ball and try to
catch it. A tipped ball can be often caught, especially if you are on
offense.

-When running with the ball, don't press A to speed burst to often
because that tires out your player faster.

-If you want an easy victory, just end the game whenever you lead in
points. The game will stop right there.

-For greater ease in running the ball, use the spin (B) and the jump
buttons (R) for your advantage. A well timed dive can also net you
extra yardage. The best plays are generally runs to the outside.

-When you pass the ball, make sure you pass correctly. If you are going
deep with a long bomb, you should press the reciever button very
quickly, and that will produce a lob pass. A long press produces a
bullet pass.

-If your passes are frequently tipped, press the pass button for less
time and before you pass, make sure to back your QB away from all of
the linemen.

-Kicking field goals require a feathery touch and good skill. If you
are planning to just kick a field goal, it may be worth the time to
do a running play to center the ball in the middle of the field.
Kicking a field goal from either of the stripes can be difficult due
to the touchy lateral controls.

-On kick and punt returns, try to reach the sidelines as soon as
possible, as that will allow you to gain more yards.

-On punt returns, I find it useful to reposition the cornerbacks to
better slow down the recievers. If you don't the recievers will be able
to get around your cornerbacks down the field.

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Special Thanks:
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DaddyBear, for his All-Madden Team player name updates

EA Sports for creating this game

Gamefaqs.com for obvious reasons

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