Get under center and drive for the goal line. Tear up the field like
never before with the Wii-exclusive FreeMotion controls that put players
• New FreeMotion control: Intuitive new Madden control for the Wii adds
new levels of gameplay depth. Throw like the pros do, as well as hike,
catch, juke and stiff arm.
• Exclusive multiplayer mini-games:
Wii-Only Mini Games designed to support four player gameplay. "2 on 2"
brings back school yard football but using NFL players, Y.A.C Attack
makes the action 3 on 1 as each player gets a shot at QB versus 3
defenders. Kicking Combine gives you a fast paced FreeMotion field goal
• New Wii multiplayer enhancements: Wii only
Multplayer enhancements increase the fun factor for up to four players.
Multiplayer Sprint allows users help a teammate by boosting sprint speed
and players can control the wind in Kicking Combine.
• New play
calling system designed for basic football fan knowledge: Simplified
football play calls makes the game easy to pick up and play. Pick plays
by play type using basic tactics of football like short pass or outside
run. More advanced Madden fans can still use the full NFL playbooks like
any other version of Madden.
• Madden in-game tutorials: New in-game
tutorials teach users how to use new FreeMotion controls and allow users
to practice within the game.
The game may be the same brand of excellent Madden NFL football you're
used to, but the playing field is very different.
With the new FreeMotion controls, Madden NFL 07 successfully
incorporates the flick of the wrist in addition to the push of a button.
Now to pass the ball, players flick the controller forward. The faster
the flick, the faster the pass. Slow flicks generate a long pass to give
the receiver time to get under the ball. Jukes are now controlled by
moving the Nunchuk controller left or right. Gamers generate a stiff are
by moving the Wii Remote controller right or left.
Those who have played previous versions of the Madden NFL franchise will
certainly know the gameplay mechanics, from defensive line shifts to
offensive hot routes. The key to being successful at Madden NFL 07 for
Wii is to trust your instincts rather than reacting with buttons.
Passing, for one, is a test of touch. How fast or how hard should you
throw that pass? In your playbook, each available receiver is designated
by a direction on the Control Pad. To pass to this receiver during the
play, you simply press the Control Pad direction and flick the Remote to
pass. Each play has a preferred receiver for whom the play is designed.
To pass to him, all you need to do is flick the Remote, no accompanying
The running game is where FreeMotion control shines, mostly because
rushing the ball is truly a test of anticipation, reaction and power. As
you run, you can see what tacklers stand in your way. Once they're close
enough, that's when you react, whether you juke or blast them with a
stiff arm. Once they think they have you wrapped up, sometimes you've
given the chance to power through them by pushing both controllers
forward. There's something extremely satisfying about physically
planting a stiff arm in someone's facemask. You can't get that in any
other football game.
Defense also gets a FreeMotion upgrade as pushing the controllers
forward can help you deliver the big hit. When you're playing in the
secondary, flicking the remote will give your defender a chance to swat
at the ball. It's this level of integration that really revolutionizes
Madden NFL 07 without forsaking the gameplay elements gamers have come
The football franchise dives into the end zone and
scores with a motion system that gets gamers in the game without going
over the top.