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These numbers are | 4) Stadiums (4SDM) | used only one time so copy them | 5) New Features (5NFT) | press Crtl+F, paste the code in | 6) NFL Superstar Mode (6SSM) | the menu brought up press enter | 7) Thanks (7TNK) | to get to the section needed. | +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+ +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | 1) Version History (1VHY) | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ Version 1.0: The guide is done, contains full information on getting started, and carrying out a career as an NFL Superstar. I have also added in team rankings, stadium information, the controls, and features that are new to Madden NFL 06. 22 August 2005 +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | 2) Controls (2CTRL) | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ (From Instruction Manual) ALL PHASES OF THE GAME Move your player: left analog stick Flip play at the line: square button then R2 button Play art: R2 button Coach's cam--unavailable online: L2 button Call an audible before the snap: square button then square button, X button, O button, L1 button, or R1 button Cancel the audible before selecting a play: triangle button Reset original play after calling an audible: square button then L2 button Call timeout: select button OFFENSIVE CONTROLS 'Before The Snap' Snap ball: X button Switch direction of a running play: right analog stick left/right Change primary receiver's route on a passing play: right analog stick left/right up/down Hot Route to a different receiver: Triangel button then the button of the receiver, then: D-button up for a fly pattern D-button down for a curl pattern D-button left/right for an in/out pattern right analog stick down to run a smart route L2 button/R2 button for a left/right slant pattern Note: You can press the left analog stick to change the receiver's route. Send a player in motion: left analog stick up.down to highlight eligble player then left analog stick left/right to send a player in motion. Slide offensive line protection: L1 button, then: D-button up to spread the offensive line D-button down to pinch the line D-button left/right to shift blocking left/right Quiet crowd: L3 button Formation shift: R1 button then D-button Fake snap: O button 'Running with the ball' Sprint: X button New - Truck Stick: right analog stick up QB or wide receiver slide/Dive: Square button (tap)/Square button (hold) Cover up/Protect ball: Triangle button Spin: O button Juke left/right: L1 button/R1 button Juke backward: right analog stick down Stiff Arm left/right: L2 button/R2 button 'Passing/Receivig' New - QB Vision control: right analog stick left/right New - Lock on to receiver: R2 button + receiver's button New - Precision pasing: left analog stick or D-button Throw the ball: Tringle button, square button, O button, L1 button, or R1 button (tap button for lob pass; hold button for a bullet) Activate playmaker passing to guide closest receiver: R3 button then right analog stick Throw ball away: L2 button (tap) QB Scramble behind the line with all the rushing move availabe: L2 button(hold) Squre button, P button, L1 button, R1 button, or R2 button Pump fake: R2 button (tap) Control intended receiver: O button (while ball is airborne Dive for pass: Square button Sprint: X button Catch: Triangle button Swat: L1 button 'Blocking' Switch to closest blocker: O button Cut block: Square button Sprint/Power block: X button Jump: Triangle button Change blocking assignment before the snap: Trinagle button, then press the button of the running back or tight end who passing/blocking route you want to change. Then press the L2 button/R2 button to change the assignment left/right 'After The Play' Spike ball to stop the clock: O button (hold) Instant replay: L1 button + R1 button (before Playcalling screen appears) Fake spike ball trick play: Square button (hold) No huddle/Hurry-up offense: Triangle button (hold) to repeat previous play DEFENSIVE CONTROLS 'Before The Snap' Choose a player to control: X button or O button (tap to change players one by one) Switch to closest defender: X button or O button (hold) + D-button in any direction View individual assignments: R3 button Defensive Playmaker: Highlight a player then press right analog stick: Up to put linebackers and defensive lineman in a hook zone (yellow) or DBs in a deep zone (dark blue)--if the DB is already in a deep zone, it becomes a short zone down to blitz/down twice for a QB contain blitz left to go into QB spy coverage (orange) right to play a flat zone (light blue)--if the coverage is already a flat zone, it becomes a curl zone/right twice to play a curl zone (purple) Defensive line shift: L1 button then D-button: Up to spread the defensive ends outside the tackles Down to move the line in tight between the tackles Left/right to shift the line left/right L1 button then L2 button to reset the shift Defensive line adjustment: L1 button then right analog stick: Down to make line crash in Up to make line rush to the outside Left/right to make line crash left/right Linebacker shifts: R1 button then D-button: Up/down to spread linebackers out/move them in tight Left/right to shift linebackers left/right R1 button then L2 button to reset the shift Linebacker adjustments: R1 button then right analog stick: Down to blitz all linebackers Up to call off all linebacker blitzes and put them into hook zone Left/right to blitz the right/left outside linebackers Seconary adjustments: Triangle button then right analog stick left/right up/down to shift the safties' zone coverage to the left/right/up/down Coverage audibles: Triangle button then D-button: Up/down to put DBs into bump and run/loose coverage Right to shift the safeties and linebackers into better position to cover their assigned man Triangle button then R2 button to make your defenders go to their default positions on the field (as seen on the playcall screen) Change individual matchups: Traingle button then the button of the offensive player you want to match up against), then D-button: Down/up to bump/play off the receiver Right to double team the receiver with the highlighted defender Pump up crowd (linebackers only): L3 button 'After The Snap' Control player nearest to the ball: O button Unleash the Hit Stick: right analog stick (in any direction) Dive: Square button Sprint/Shove blocker: X button Jump/Intercept/Hands up while rushing QB: Triangle button Strip ball (when not engaged): L2 button/R2 button Rip/Swim/Spin (when engaged): L1 button/R1 button Strafe (when not engaged): R1 button Rip/Swat ball/Swim move (when engaged) 'Kicking Game' Change kick direction/elevation: left analog stick Kick the ball: X button for all three steps: 1. Start Kick Meter 2. Stop Kick Meter on the upswing to set power (over-kicking adds power, but decreases accuracy) 3. Stop on the downswing to set accuracy (aim for the center of the center of the accuracy zone for best results) Switch players: O button Fair catch (while controlling return man): Triangle button Touchback: Remain in the endzone +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | 3) Team Rankings (3TRK) | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-----+ | NFL | +-----+ Best Overall Team: New England Patriots (97) Best Offensive Team: Indianapolis Colts (99) Best Defensive Team: New England Patriots (96) Best Record Team: Pittsburgh Steelers (15-1-0) Notable Overall Teams (90+): -Indianapolis Colts (90) -Philadelphia Eagles (96) -New England Patriots (97) -Pittsburgh Steelers (91) -Minnisota Vikings (90) Notable Offensive Teams (90+): -Denver Broncos (90) -Kansas City Chiefs (97) -Indianapolis Colts (99) -Philadelphia Eagles (91) -Green Bay Packers (94) -New England Patriots (93) -St. Louis Rams (90) -Minnisota Vikings (92) Notable Defensive Teams (90+): -Buffalo Bills (94) -Philadelphia Eagles (93) -New England Patriots (96) -Baltimore Ravens (90) -Pittsburgh Steelers (95) +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ | Chicago Bears | | Cincinnati Bengals | | Buffalo Bills | | Overall: 73 | | Overall: 85 | | Overall: 78 | | Offense: 66 | | Offense: 84 | | Offense: 77 | | Defense: 76 | | Defense: 76 | | Defense: 94 | | Record: 5-11-0 | | Record: 8-8-0 | | Record: 9-7-0 | +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ | Denver Broncos | | Cleveland Browns | | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | | Overall: 74 | | Overall: 68 | | Overall: 75 | | Offense: 90 | | Offense: 68 | | Offense: 76 | | Defense: 80 | | Defense: 70 | | Defense 88 | | Record: 10-6-0 | | Record: 4-12-0 | | Record: 5-11-0 | +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ | Arizona Cardinals | | San Diego Chargers | | Kansas City Chiefs | | Overall: 76 | | Overall: 86 | | Overall: 85 | | Offense: 78 | | Offense: 88 | | Offense: 97 | | Defense: 79 | | Defense: 77 | | Defense: 71 | | Record: 6-10-0 | | Record: 12-4-0 | | Record: 7-9-0 | +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ | Indianapolis Colts | | Dallas Cowboys | | Miami Dolphins | | Overall: 90 | | Overall: 73 | | Overall: 70 | | Offense: 99 | | Offense: 78 | | Offense: 67 | | Defense: 69 | | Defense: 79 | | Defense: 79 | | Record: 12-4-0 | | Record: 6-10-0 | | Record: 4-12-0 | +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ | Philadelphia Eagles | | Atlanta Falcons | | San Francisco 49ers | | Overall: 96 | | Overall: 85 | | Overall: 67 | | Offense: 91 | | Offense: 80 | | Offense: 71 | | Defense: 93 | | Defense: 82 | | Defense: 69 | | Record: 13-3-0 | | Record: 11-5-0 | | Record: 2-14-0 | +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ | New York Giants | | Jacksonville Jaguars | | New York Jets | | Overall: 72 | | Overall: 84 | | Overall: 81 | | Offense: 74 | | Offense: 79 | | Offense: 86 | | Defense: 78 | | Defense: 85 | | Defense: 86 | | Record: 6-10-0 | | Record: 9-7-0 | | Record: 10-6-0 | +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ | Detroit Lions | | Green Bay Packers | | Carolina Panthers | | Overall: 78 | | Overall: 80 | | Overall: 85 | | Offense: 80 | | Offense: 94 | | Offense: 87 | | Defense: 74 | | Defense: 70 | | Defense: 87 | | Record: 6-10-0 | | Record: 10-6-0 | | Record: 7-9-0 | +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ | New England Patriots | | Oakland Raiders | | St. Louis Rams | | Overall: 97 | | Overall: 81 | | Overall: 82 | | Offense: 93 | | Offense: 88 | | Offense: 90 | | Defense: 96 | | Defense: 67 | | Defense: 73 | | Record: 14-2-0 | | Record: 5-11-0 | | Record: 8-8-0 | +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ | Baltimore Ravens | | Washington Redskins | | New Orleans Saints | | Overall: 88 | | Overall: 77 | | Overall: 72 | | Offense: 68 | | Offense: 69 | | Offense: 83 | | Defense: 90 | | Defense: 87 | | Defense: 65 | | Record: 9-7-0 | | Record: 6-10-0 | | Record: 8-8-0 | +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ | Seattle Seahawks | | Pittsburgh Steelers | | Houston Texans | | Overall: 86 | | Overall: 91 | | Overall: 83 | | Offense: 89 | | Offense: 89 | | Offense: 81 | | Defense: 76 | | Defense: 95 | | Defense: 79 | | Record: 9-7-0 | | Record: 15-1-0 | | Record: 7-9-0 | +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ | Tennessee Titans | | Minnisota Vikings | | Overall: 69 | | Overall: 90 | | Offense: 80 | | Offense: 92 | | Defense: 68 | | Defense: 80 | | Record: 5-11-0 | | Record: 8-8-0 | +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-------------+ | Other Teams | +-------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ | Amsterdam Admirals | | Cologne Centurions | | Dusseldorf Fire: | | Overall: 58 | | Overall: 59 | | Overall: 68 | | Offense: 58 | | Offense: 61 | | Offense: 69 | | Defense: 59 | | Defense: 57 | | Defense: 66 | | Record: 5-5-0 | | Record: 4-6-0 | | Record: 3-7-0 | +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ | Frankfurt Galaxy | | Hamburg Sea Devils | | Berlin Thunder | | Overall: 67 | | Overall: 66 | | Overall: 65 | | Offense: 69 | | Offense: 68 | | Offense: 68 | | Defense: 66 | | Defense: 63 | | Defense: 62 | | Record: 7-3-0 | | Record: 2-8-0 | | Record: 9-1-0 | +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------+ +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | 4) Stadiums (4SDM) | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Chicago Bears | |Team: Cncinnati Bengals | |Location: Chicago Illinois | |Location: Cincinnati, Ohio | |Stadium Name: Chicago Stadium | |Stadium Name: Paul Brown Stadium | |Capacity: 66,000 | |Capacity: 60,389 | |Surface: Grass | |Surface: Grassy Turf | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Buffalo Bills | |Team: Denver Broncos | |Location: Orchard Park, New York | |Location: Denver, Colorado | |Stadium Name: Ralph Wilson Stadium | |Stadium Name: Invesco Field at Mile | | | | High | |Capacity: 80,024 | |Capacity: 76,273 | |Surface: Grassy Turf | |Surface: Grass | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Cleveland Browns | |Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers | |Location: Cleveland, Ohio | |Location: Tampa, Florida | |Stadium Name: Cleveland Browns | |Stadium Name: Raymond James Stadium | | Stadium | | | |Capacity: 72,000 | |Capacity: 66,321 | |Surface: Grass | |Surface: Grass | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Arizona Cardinals | |Team: San Diego Chargers | |Location: Tempe, Arizona | |Location: San Diego, California | |Stadium Name: Sun Devil Stadium | |Stadium Name: Qualcomm Stadium | |Capacity: 73,521 | |Capacity: 60,794 | |Surface: Grass | |Surface: Grass | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Kansas City Chiefs | |Team: Indianapolis Colts | |Location: Kansas City, Missouri | |Location: Indianapolis, Indiana | |Stadium Name: Arrowhead Stadium | |Stadium Name: RCA Dome | |Capacity: 79.101 | |Capacity: 60,500 | |Surface: Grass | |Surface: Grassy Turf | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Dallas Cowboys | |Team: Miami Dolphins | |Location: Irving, Texas | |Location: Miami, Florida | |Stadium Name: Texas Stadium | |Stadium Name: Dolphins Stadium | |Capacity: 65,675 | |Capacity: 74,916 | |Surface: Grassy Turf | |Surface: Grass | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Philadelphia Eagles | |Team: Atlanta Falcons | |Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | |Location: Atlanta, Georgia | |Stadium Name: Lincoln Financial Field| |Stadium Name: Georgia Dome | |Capacity: 68,532 | |Capacity: 71,228 | |Surface: Grass | |Surface: Grassy Turf | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: San Francisco 49ers | |Team: New York Giants | |Location: San Francisco, California | |Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey| |Stadium Name: Monster Park | |Stadium Name: Giants Stadium at the | | | | Meadowlands | |Capacity: 70,140 | |Capacity: 78,148 | |Surface: Grass | |Surface: Grassy Turf | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Jacksonville Jaguars | |Team: New York Jets | |Location: Jacksonville, Florida | |Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey| |Stadium Name: Alltel Stadium | |Stadium Name: Giants Stadium at the | | | | Meadowlands | |Capacity: 67,164 | |Capacity: 78,148 | |Surface: Grass | |Surface: Grassy Turf | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Detroit Lions | |Team: Green Bay Packers | |Location: Detroit Michigan | |Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin | |Stadium Name: Ford Field | |Stadium Name: Lambeau Field | |Capacity: 65,000 | |Capacity: 72,601 | |Surface: Grassy Turf | |Surface: Grass | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Carolina Panthers | |Team: New England Patriots | |Location: Charlotte, North Carolina | |Location: Foxboro, Massachusetts | |Stadium Name: Bank of America Stadium| |Stadium Name: Gillette Stadium | |Capacity: 73,298 | |Capacity: 68,756 | |Surface: Grass | |Surface: Grass | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Oakland Raiders | |Team: St. Louis Rams | |Location: Oakland, California | |Location: St. Louis, Missouri | |Stadium Name: McAfee Coliseum | |Stadium Name: Edward Jones Dome | |Capacity: 63,142 | |Capacity: 66,000 | |Surface: Grass | |Surface: Grassy Turf | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Baltimore Ravens | |Team: Washington Redskins | |Location: Balitmore, Maryland | |Location: Washington, D.C. | |Stadium Name: M&T Bank Staduim | |Stadium Name: Washington Stadium | |Capacity: 69,354 | |Capacity: 80,116 | |Surface: Grassy Turf | |Surface: Grass | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: New Orleans Saints | |Team: Seattle Seahawks | |Location: New Orleans, Louisiana | |Location: Seattle, Washington | |Stadium Name: Louisiana Superdome | |Stadium Name: Qwest Field | |Capacity: 69,028 | |Capacity: 67,000 | |Surface: Grassy Turf | |Surface: Grassy Turf | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Pittsburgh Steelers | |Team: Houstan, Texans | |Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | |Location: Houston, Texas | |Stadium Name: Heinz Field | |Stadium Name: Reliant Stadium | |Capacity: 64,450 | |Capacity: 69,500 | |Surface: Grass | |Surface: Grass | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Tennessee Titans | |Team: Minnesota Vikings | |Location: Nashville, Tennessee | |Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota | |Stadium Name: The Coliseum | |Stadium Name: Metrodome | |Capacity: 67,000 | |Capacity: 64,035 | |Surface: Grass | |Surface: Grassy Turf | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Amsterdam Admirals | |Team: Hamburg Sea Devils | |Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands | |Location: Hamburg, Germany | |Stadium Name: Amsterdam | |Stadium Name: Hamburg | |Capacity: 51,328 | |Capacity: 55,000 | |Surface: Grass | |Surface: Grass | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Cologne Centurions | |Team: Dusseldorf Fire | |Location: Cologne, Germany | |Location: Dusseldorf, Germany | |Stadium Name: Cologne | |Stadium Name: Dusseldorf | |Capacity: 50,997 | |Capacity: 51,500 | |Surface: Grass | |Surface: Grass | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ |Team: Frankfurt Galaxy | |Team: Berlin Thunder | |Location: Frankfurt, Germany | |Location: Berlin, Germany | |Stadium Name: Frankfurt | |Stadium Name: Berlin | |Capacity: 30,000 | |Capacity: 76,000 | |Surface: Grass | |Surface: Grass | +-------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------+ +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | 5) New Features (5NFT) | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ (From Instruction Manual) New Offensive Controls and Features QB Vision Control: Every quarterback in the NFL has a unique field of vision. Some all-Pro quarterbacks can see all the action unfold from sideline to sideline, while others may as well be looking out of their ear holes. The new QB Vision Control brings this aspect of the game to life. After the snap, your quarterback's field of vision shows where he's looking. To lock on to a receiver, press the R2 button + the button of your targeted receiver and your vision automatically goes to him. You can also press the right analog stick left/right to move the vision and find open receivers. Be careful, if you try to throw a pass to a player outside your field of vision, the pass won't be as effective. EA Sports Tip: Before trying to use the QB Vision in a game, check out the Vision and Precision tutorial located in the Madden Tutorials, then take some practice snaps in Practice mode until you feel comfortable. EA Sports Tip: Avoid looking at receivers until the last second to deceive who might be keying on your eyes. Precision Passing: Whether leading a receiver to an open area, throwing away from a defender, or pulling the string on a deep ball, throw every pass exactly where you want it, how you want it. Direct passes as your QB releases the ball by pressing the left analog stick or D-button in the direction you want to guide the ball. Truck Stick: It's time for the offense to get even. Deliver big hits to break tackles, pancake defenders, and clear your path to the end zone by pressing the right analog stick Up at the point of impact. Keep in mind your risk of fumbling increases. Smart Routes: Picking up nine yards on a third-and-ten play won't do you much good. Now, you can tell a receiver to run past the first-down marker before breaking off his route by selecting him as you would in a hot route (Triangle button then the button corresponding to him), then pressing the right analog stick down. Formation Specific Audibles: Each offensive formation has four new audibles that can be called at the line of scrimmage to quickly change plays without tipping off the defense. Press the square button then press the right analog stick up for a quick pass, down for a run, left for a playaction pass, or right for a deep pass. +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | 6) NFL Superstar Mode (6SSM) | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ Steps to creating your NFL Superstar: 1 - Select ''New'' Superstar 2 - Select your Superstar's DNA* 3 - Registration Form 4 - Build** * Your parents will contribute to which position you are best suited for, look at the top box and see what the ''Best Position Choice:'' says, Keep changing your DNA by pressing the Circle Button to ''Try Again''. Also your parents decide your skin color and general features, the picture in the top left corner will change as you change your DNA, keep pressing ''Try Again'' until you get your desired features and position. ** Make sure you are content with your NFL Superstars build you can not change it once you have accepted it. After you have created your NFL Superstar you will be in a small apartment, for now the only items you have access to are ''My Schedule'', and ''Cellphone''. ''My Schedule'' is where all of the planning will be done, movie shoots, game plans, interviews, practices, games, etc. When you are looking to advance the story check out ''My Schedule''. ''Cellphone" keeps your messages under control, when the New Mail Icon is flashing green that means you have a message it is always wise to check out messages. The other items in your room are locked until after the NFL Draft. Go to ''My schedule'' and then to the Mentor Meeting, it should be the first event on your schedule. This event is a basic meeting between you and your mentor, Terrell Davis. Speak with him and ask any questions you are unsure about. When you are finished tell him you are ready to go. Next up is an interview, after the interview you need to sign an Agent. This is a fairly simple process that all you need to do is look through the Agents that are interested in you (the names in white are interested in you) after selecting an agent save your Superstar. Now this is a way to be asured you get a good score on the IQ Test which is the next event in your schedule. After making sure your game is saved, go to the IQ test, answer all 20 questions and if you get a low percentage on your IQ test, turn off your system, turn it back on and retry the IQ Test, do this until you get your desired score. After getting your desired score save your game again, it is almost time for the NFL Draft. After making sure your game is saved go to the NFL Draft, now there is also a way to ensure you get the team you wish to play for, let the draft run, and you will be told what team has drafted you, if that is not the team you wish to play for turn off your system, turn it back on and do the draft again, continue this process until your desired team has drafted you (note: this may take a while). Now that the draft is over you have access to the rest of the items in your room. The Map allows you travel to the barber shop, tattoo parlor, stadium, performance institute, agents office, and to the practice field. The Rookie handbook addresses questions that you may have. In the mirror you can change your Superstars uniform and accessories. Also, there is My Web, here, you can access information througout the season. Once you have looked at the new features go to My Schedule, after the draft you should have some interviews, do the interviews as they come up and any other events of interest. Also there are practices, your Superstars stats will change depending on how you practice, so do your best at practice or your Superstar will suffer. Information about your practices can be found on My Web. After the Pre-season is over, get ready to play your best through the Regular Season. As you progress through your Superstar career you will gain more exposure and be able to move into a larger apartment, and have merchandise, do the best you can to win, and have a good market appeal. Be sure to go to your Agents office often to promote games, and boost your appearance. Do the best that you can to win the Super Bowl your first year. As a rookie this will give you excellent exposure. You will get offers for movies, and you will get spokesperson offers from different companies which will boost your Exposure, Marketability, and Popularity, if you play well enough you can even make the cover of a Madden game! As you progress through your career, be sure to keep an eye out for a better Agent. Some have access to the Sports Institute. As you progress through your career you will move on to bigger and better places, keep using this same general strategy and you will become the next NFL Superstar. +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | 7) Thanks (7TNK) | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ NBox Gamer Sony PlayStation 2 John Madden EA Sports NFL Players Inc. THX</p>