The Super Bowl Awaits You In Madden NFL Superstars – A Frisky Hands-On

Wed, Sep 1, 2010

Facebook, Playfish, Social, Videos

Go for the goal! EA Sports and Playfish have released the American football counterpart to the “Superstars” series on Facebook. The goal of the game is to become the best NFL coach possible and ultimately take the super bowl trophy home for your team.

Going through the initial steps of the game, you’ll have to name your team. After that, you’ll be run through a tutorial taking you through the main parts of the game, which includes training players, practice runs and coaching them through a real, season game.

Once in the play screen for a game, it all takes place automatically and relatively quickly. The only real intervention required from you is if you want to add “Game Changers” which can instantly change the game’s outcome dramatically by giving you a chance at more points instantly. Some Game Changers have less chance at succeeding than others.

Between games, you can train your players in “Practice Sessions” that can last anywhere from 5 minutes to a full day. Of course, these are all football themed such as a 40 Yard Dash or a Practice 5 v 5 game or a Full Scrimmage. These Practice Runs will improve the skills of your team the more you do them, therefore increasing your chances of winning in Season games.

Micro-managing your team is also possible via the “Team” tab on the play screen. You’ll be able to manage exactly who’s on your team and in what position they play. You may also earn and purchase additional players to boost your team even further and gain quite an advantage over your opponents. These “Player Packs” can be purchased with the coins you earn just by playing or Playfish Cash.

In addition, you may also customize your home stadium however you wish by purchasing items such as a “Team Branding” that adds your team’s colors to the stadium or making the stadium larger.

If you’d like to try out Madden NFL Superstars for yourself, be sure to check it out on Facebook and be sure to take a look at our Hands-On video below before heading out on the gridiron.

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