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History of Madden

John Madden Football

The Madden NFL series had its humble origins on computers: John Madden Football debuted on the Apple II, then the Commodore 64 and MS-DOS.

Recognized as the first 11-on-11 football simulation, it became a modest sales success at the time, with little inkling of its modern popularity.