Madden NFL 13 is the latest game in the long-running football franchise from EA Sports, and the first to appear on an eighth generation system in the form of the Wii U! Contact Information E-mail: email@example.com Legal Information - – – – – – – – - This may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. Madden NFL 13 Written by Dalton "HorrorSpooky" Cooper Copyright 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Main Play Now Fantasy Football My Madden Online 2. Career Player Coach Practice Scenarios 3. Roster Teams Coaches NFL Legends 4. Venues Stadiums Weather 5. Wii U Version Differences 6. Conclusion ----------------------- EXPLANATION OF ACRONYMS ----------------------- OVR - Overall QB - Quarterback HB - Halfback WR - Wide Receiver TE - Tight End LE - Left End RE - Running End DT - Defensive Tackle LOLB - Left Outside Linebacker MLB - Middle Linebacker ROLB - Right Outside Linebacker CB - Cornerback FS - Free Safety SS - Strong Safety - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1. Main - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - This is the main section of the game. From here, you can jump right into a variety of modes. --->PLAY NOW<--- Essentially, this is "Quick Play" mode. There are two teams set up, and you just have to pick a team and jump right in to play. --->FANTASY FOOTBALL<--- Fantasy Football bases itself on real life football results. This is just a tool to help out your Fantasy Football game. It keeps track of all that content and information for you. --->MY MADDEN<--- From here, you can customize rosters and teams to tailor the Madden NFL experience how you see fit. --->ONLINE<--- To play this game online, you will need to have an EA Origins account. After obtaining one of these, you need to put in your Online Pass code, and then you will finally be able to play games online! Your Career Mode can also be connected to the Online modes so that it is all streamlined and working together. There is an "Inbox" on the Main Page. This will collect and organize game invites and messages for you. If you are an active part of the Madden NFL 13 online community, be sure to check there often. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2. Career - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Career is the meat and potatoes of Madden NFL 13. First, you must choose whether you want to do a "Player" career or if you want to play through seasons as a Coach. --->PLAYER<--- If you choose to take a player through Career, first you have to choose the player. Using "Make My Face", you can actually have a character created that looks like you. Or you can create your own player. Furthermore, you can choose a currently active player from the roster or an NFL Legend. After choosing your player, you need to get used to the interface. In "News Center", you can see various headlines about the upcoming and current season. "My Career" will show the goals you have and your progress there. "My Actions" is where all the main actions go down. You can also check your overall career stats and more all from these menus. When you're ready to start your career, go to "My Actions", and choose to start your career. First, you will be able to run Practice scenarios. These scenarios are used to gain XP that can be spent to upgrade your player. This will in turn allow you to do better in the games. You can practice each week before games. First, you will have to go through pre-season games. You can skip each week if you'd like. Then you have season games, and assuming you do well enough in the season, you will move on to the playoffs. From there, you can make it to the championship games and ultimately the Superbowl. At the end of your career, your goal is to make it into the NFL Hall of Fae. --->COACH<--- Your other Career path is to be a Coach. Coaches have to order around their players, though you don't actually get to control any of the players directly in this mode. Once again, you can create your own coach, choose an active one, or pick one of the legendary coaches that are available. Coaches earn XP and can level up as well. Their goals for each season are typically to reach the Superbowl. Smart goal indeed. Coaches also have to deal with trading and cutting players from their roster, so there is more of a managerial aspect to Career Mode coaching. --->PRACTICE SCENARIOS<--- These are tutorial-like scenarios that can be tested out before the game each week. They are very beneficial as XP can be gained from playing these. When you choose a Career as a specific player, not all of the Practice Scenarios will be available, only the ones that deal with the player in question. If you choose to be a Coach for Career, you can see all the practice scenarios and test them all out from the get-go. Here are strategies to help you complete each practice scenario and earn the most XP: =============== 3rd Quarter Tie =============== Difficulty: Easy In this scenario, it's the third quarter. The score is tied 10 to 10, and you have to win the game. Simple enough. Obviously, the first thing you will want to do when you have the ball is be incredibly aggressive. After the second down, I'd start running the ball safer to ensure that you can gain some yardage. After getting in the lead, focus all your efforts on defending the ball. In fact, I'd just run out the clock. Avoid throwing the ball much at all as to keep interceptions from happening. Just run it down the field whenever you have it, and do your best to counter the offense when you're playing defense. ============= 10 Point Lead ============= Difficulty: Easy This is very similar to the last scenario, except the other team has no points going into this one. You have to keep the lead until the game ends. Once again, it starts in the third quarter. If you gain points, then that just makes it that much harder for the opposing players. However, keep in mind that the other time doesn't have to win, they just have to get ahead of you in points. ======== Easy Win ======== Difficulty: Easy This scenario begins in the second quarter. Here you are winning by three points. Now you just have to win the rest of the game. It's just another variation of the last two scenarios. The same strategies will apply here just fine. ========= Cake Walk ========= Difficulty: Easy It's the end of the third quarter. Your team is winning by 16 points. Now finish the game. This is basically just one quarter of football. In order to catch up, the opposing team has to score two touchdowns. This is very unlikely to happen, even if you don't have any idea what you're doing. ======= Offense ======= Difficulty: Normal A full game, this practice sees you playing on Offense. Win the game. Obviously, your goal as an offensive player will be to get the ball down the field and into the endzone for a touchdown. If you're the QB, you'll want to be throwing it or running it strategically to avoid getting a 4th down. ======= Defense ======= Difficulty: Normal This is exactly like the last scenario, but roles reversed. This time the main focus is on your defensive abilities. It's yet again a full game of football, but you'll need to keep the other team from scoring. ========= The Grind ========= Difficulty: Normal There are three minutes left on the clock in the 4th quarter. Your team is down by six, and there are two different options available to you. For one, you can try to run the ball into the endzone for a touchdown and end it, or there's another method that's a bit trickier on one end, but safer than a touchdown. Your other option is to tie the game up. You can do this with two field goals. After that, the game will go into overtime and the next team to score will make out with the victory. This is tougher on the later end, but it's safer than going for the touchdown. Personally, I recommend going for the touchdown. Yes, it will be more of a challenge, but at the same time, it's faster, so if you can fail, you can just keep trying over and over again. ======== Halftime ======== Difficulty: Normal The game is tied 7-7 at Halftime. You have to stop the other team from scoring another touchdown while also getting ahead yourself. The main priority will first to keep the other team from scoring, and then you can focus on trying to score yourself. I'd avoid long passes that may be intercepted, as this can be a sure fire way for the other team to put more points on the board. ============= Hold the Lead ============= Difficulty: Normal 2:21 is left on the clock. The other team can't make a touchdown because you're only up by 4 points. If they get the touchdown, you lose the scenario. Try to push them back as much as possible, and go straight for the QB each time, just in case he goes for a run. ================= 3rd Quarter Rally ================= Difficulty: Hard The 3rd quarter has just started and you're down by 10 points. This is a Coach oriented scenario. You have to "rally" the team to win by really pushing them to the endzone. =========== No Mistakes =========== Difficulty: Hard Your team is winning by 3 points, there's 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter, and the opponent is just outside field goal range. Basically, the challenge here is to keep them pushed back. If their QB is running back, go for them to try to make them lose yards, which will in turn make this scenario much easier. ============= Uphill Battle ============= Difficulty: Hard Your team is down by one touchdown and there are 4 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter. Get a touchdown to win. Run the ball constantly. Yet again, a stray interception could cost you the scenario. If you're on the third down, I would then go for a pass because it's unlikely you'll be able to get first at that point anyway. ========== Close Call ========== Difficulty: Hard Your team is winning by 2 points and there's 45 seconds left in the game. The opponents are just outside field goal range again. Stop them from gaining any yardage. Focus on the QB. ============= Comeback King ============= Difficulty: Hard Down by 8 points, 3 minutes left. You have to score a touchdown, and then score another point, either through the field goal or running the ball. Go for the touchdown, and then for the field goal, is my recommendation. Field goals are easier and safer to pull off. ========== The Trench ========== Difficulty: Hard 35 seconds left in the 4th quarter. Your team is up by 7. Your opponents are on the 10 yard line and you have to keep them from scoring a touchdown or else they will surely win the game. This one is incredibly tough because of how close your opponents are to the endzone. Your best bet is to try to make your defensive line as wide as possible to cover all the bases, and hope they try to throw it. If they try to throw it, you have a good chance of being able to take out the catcher before they can get their hands on the ball. Well, a better chance than taking out the QB and keeping him from the endzone when he's that close. ============== 2 Minute Drill ============== Difficulty: Hard 2 minute drill, you're down by three points, and your opponents have the ball. First get the ball back from your opponents. Make the plays as short as possible, and then continue to do so while you run the ball back down the field. =========== Final Stand =========== Difficulty: Normal You're winning by 2 points and there's 1 minute left in the game. The opponent has the ball on the 40 yard line. This is actually not that tough. Keep the plays long to run down the clock. ============== Ain't Over Yet ============== Difficulty: Hard Beginning of the second half. Down by 14 points. Win the game. There's not much else to it. If you're playing as the Coach, keep in mind that the game will only give you XP for the Coach. =================== End Zone Protection =================== Difficulty: Hard 2 minutes left on the clock. The opponent has the ball on the 20 yard line, and you have 6 point lead. Yes, this is just another variation on past scenarious. ====== Clutch ====== Difficulty: Very Hard Down by 21 points. Middle of the 3rd quarter. Yup. This is called "Clutch" for a reason. Play incredibly aggressively. Usually I tell you not to throw long passes because of interceptions, but you HAVE to take risks here. This is going to take multiple tries and a lot of luck to rebound from being down by 21 points, but it's not impossible. ======= RedZone ======= Difficulty: Very Hard Winning by 1 point and there's 1 minute left in the game. Opponent is on the 5 yard line. Make sure the QB is covered, but focus on the players that he could throw the ball to, as this is the most likely way they're going to score here. ======== Hopeless ======== Difficulty: Very hard Down by 16, end of the 3rd quarter. Just a normal game, and it's actually not as hard as the other scenario like this. Yes, you have less time to catch up, but there is also less points to catch up to as well. ========== Tough Road ========== Difficulty: Hard Post-penalty, your opponents have the ball. This one is actually pretty damn easy compared to some of the last few scenarios. After getting the ball back, just treat this as a normal game. ========= Bad Start ========= Difficulty: Hard Opponents have socred three touchdowns, comeback. Play aggressively as possible at first, but then cool down after each touchdown you score. You don't want to give up the ball on accident or take any penalties. ================= Circle the Wagons ================= Difficulty: Very Hard 35-3 in the third quarter. This is nigh impossible. Check out the strategies for the other comeback scenarios and apply them here. I recommend beating all the other scenarios before even thinking of trying this one out. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3. Roster - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - In this section, you will find a list and information on all the different teams, the NFL Legends, and the Coaches that you can play is in the game. --->TEAMS<--- In "Career" mode, you choose a specific player (or coach) to play as season after season. You can choose any player from any team and any position. The following is a list of teams, with their overall score at the start of the game. Chicago Bears - 83 Cincinnati Bengals - 84 Buffalo Bills - 80 Denver Broncos - 85 Cleveland Browns - 75 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 79 Arizona Cardinals - 78 San Diego chargers - 83 Kansas City Chiefs - 79 Indianapolis Colts - 73 Dallas Cowboyws - 85 Miami Dolphins - 75 Philadelphia Eagles - 86 Atlanta Falcons - 84 San Francisco 49ers - 89 New York Giants - 90 Jacksonville Jaguars - 77 New York Jets - 82 Detroit Lions - 86 Green Bay Packers - 91 Carolina Panthers - 79 New England Patriots - 91 Oakland Raiders - 76 St. Louis Rams - 72 Baltimore Ravens - 88 Washington Redskins - 77 New Orleans Saints - 85 Seattle Seahawks - 80 Pittsburgh Steelers - 87 Houston Texans - 88 Tennessee Titans - 81 Minnesota Vikings - 72 Canton Greats - 99 --->COACHES<--- You can also choose to play as the Coach in "Career" mode. The following is a list of the coaches and the team they are for: Lovie Smith - Bears Marvin Lewis - Bengals Chan Gailey - Bills John Fox - Broncos Pat Shurmur - Browns Greg Schiano - Buccaneers Ken Whisenhunt - Cardinals Norv Turner - Chargers Romeo Crennel - Chiefs Chuck Pagano - Colts Jason Garrett - Cowboys Joe Philbin - Dolphins Andy Reid - Eagles Mike Smith - Falcons Jim Harbaugh - 49ers Tom Coughlin - Giants Mike Mularkey - Jaguars Rex Ryan - Jets Jim Schwartz - Lions Mike McCarthy - Packers Ron Rivera - Panthers Chad Masters - Patriots Dennis Allen - Raiders Jeff Fisher - Rams John Harbaugh - Ravens Mike Shanahan - Redskins Dusty McDonald - Saints Pete Carroll - Seahawks Mike Tomlin - Steelers Gary Kubiak - Texans Mike Munchak - Titans Leslie Frazier - Vikings --->NFL LEGENDS<--- The following is a list of the NFL Legends that are available to play as. In "Career Mode", you can choose one of these legends and then play as a rookie version of them. First, players: Barry Sanders - RB Dave Casper - TE Deion Sanders - CB Derrick Brooks - LB Night Train Lane - CB Emmitt Smith - RB George Blanda - QB Jerry Rice - WR Mean Joe Greene - DT Joe Montana - QB John Elway - QB John Mackey - TE Kellen Winslow - TE Lawrence Taylor - LB Marshall Faulk - RB Michael Irvin - WR Otto Graham - QB Reggie White - DE Rod Woodson - CB Ronnie Lott - FS Shannon Sharpe - TE Steve Young - QB Troy Aikman - QB Walter Payton - RB Warren Moon - QB Now, Coaches: Bill Walsh - Strategist Dick Vermeil - Team Builder Joe Gibbs - Team Builder John Madden - Motivator Tom Flores - Motivator Tom Landry - Strategist Vince Lombardi - Motivator - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4. Venues - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - When playing a game in Madden NFL 13, you must first choose the venue, then you can edit other settings such as the amount of time on each quarter, how you want to call plays, the time of day it is when the game is taking place, and the type of weather it will be. --->STADIUMS<--- First off, this is a list of the different stadiums available to play on in the game. * - No weather options allowed Fawcett Stadium Bears Bengals Bills Broncos Browns Buccaneers Cardinals (Closed)* Cardinals (Open) Chargers Chiefs Colts (Closed)* Colts (Open) Cowboys (Closed)* Cowboys (Open) Dolphins Eagles Falcons* 49ers Giants Jaguars Jets Lions* Packers Panthers Patriots Raiders Rams* Ravens Redskins Saints* Seahawks Steelers Texans (Closed)* Texans (Open) Titans Vikings* --->WEATHER<--- Different weather settings can be placed on most of the stadiums. These weather settings don't have adverse effects on the gameplay, but you'll notice visual differences as well as the AI controlled players playing somewhat differently. These are the different types of weather that can be attributed to each game: Clear Overcast Partly Cloudy Windy Light Rain Heavy Rain Light Snow Heavy Snow Random - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5. Wii U Version Differences - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - This guide was created using the Wii U version of the game. The Wii U version of Madden NFL 13 has ALL the features of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, with the exception of the new physics engine, which has been removed in favor of canned animations. The Wii U version of the game allows players to draw hot routes on the GamePad touchscreen. Furthermore, players are able to select plays using the GamePad screen as well. Another feature of the Wii U version of the game is playing the entire game on the GamePad. To switch all the action to the GamePad, at the start menu, hold down the "minus" button for five seconds. You'll know the switch has been successful when sound starts coming out of the GamePad. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6. Conclusion - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I hope this guide helped you in Madden NFL 13! Please check out all my other work on Cheat Masters and GameFAQs!