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CHEATS, HINTS AND PLAYING TIPS

UNLOCKING HINTS
Cheerleader and Pump Up Crowd Cards:
Successfully complete the "Game Situation" challenges in mini-camp mode. The Cheerleader or Pump Up Crowd Cards for the team used will be unlocked.
Cheerleader Cards and game cheats: Get a gold rank in any event on the All Pro, Pro and Rookie levels.
Barry Sanders: Get a gold rank in Ground Attack in mini-camp mode under the All-Madden level.
Deion Sanders: Get a gold rank in the DB Swat drill in mini-camp mode under the All-Madden level.
Jan Stenerud: Get a gold rank in Clutch Kicking Drill in mini-camp mode under the All-Madden level.
John Elway: Get a gold rank in the QB Pocket Presence under the All-Madden level.
Kevin Butler: Get a gold rank in P-Coffin Corner Punt under the All-Madden level.
Mike Ditka: Have a saved game file from another EA Sports football game on your memory card.
Mike Singletary: Get a gold rank in the LB Chase and Tackle drill in mini-camp mode under the All-Madden level.
Reggie White: Get a gold rank in All-Madden DL-Trench Fight under the All-Madden level.
Steve Largent: Have a saved game file from an EA Sports racing game on your memory card.
Steve Young: Get a gold rank in QB Precision Passing (St. Louis Rams) under the All-Madden level.

GENERAL HINTS, CHEATS AND PLAYING TIPS

Unlimited creation points: Go to "Rosters", then choose "Edit Player". Select the players that you want to be rated 99. Go to his attributes, then increase everything.
Easy tokens: Play two-minute drill and choose to play four players, all with your profile. Set "Fire" the defense and the Vikings as your teams. Next, use Singleback 4WR All Streaks for touchdowns all day.
Easy tokens (2): At the main menu, go into "Features", select "Rosters", then go to the team you would like to defend you. For example, select the Bengals, then go to their defense (CB, FS, SS and Linebackers and Defensive Linemen). Change all of there speed attributes down to 0. Make a note of the original values so they can be restored later. Then, go to the Two Minute Drill, select the Bengals as the defense, and change the difficulty to All-Madden.. Select your team with your profile (Vikings recommended) and you will rack up points against a team that cannot catch you at all. Put Randy Moss at running back for even more points when you score or just throw to him always..
Easy tokens (3): Play two-minute drill, and choose any team you hate for the CPU's defense. Go to that team's roster and set all their defensive players' speed to 0. Instead of throwing the ball, use a run play. It takes about the same amount of time, but you will get more points for tokens when you use a running play. The "Near" formation and "HB Toss" are recommended. As always, use a fake field goal pass or fake run for the point after the touchdown. It is possible to score over 68,000 points with well over 340 tokens per 2 minutes.
Run defense: Choose the 4-3 defense and use one of the plays that have an OLB blitzing from the outside. Control the MLB and use L1 to shift your lineman to the side that the tight end is on once the play starts. You should then have a clear shot at the RB.
Better quarterback accuracy: Note what kind of quarterback you are passing with. If you have someone such as Kurt Warner, you may have better accuracy if you set your feet, then throw the ball. If you have someone like Donovan McNabb, you might have better luck throwing on the run.
Better draft pick: If you have a first place team and you know its going to be very late in the draft, trade with a last place team. Sometimes you can even get a first and second round pick for just your first. This is a very good way to get young players on your already good team.
Better draft pick (2): Get any player or draft pick you want during franchise mode. After the regular season, such as during the playoffs or immediately before the Superbowl, go to create a player and make a quarterback. Make him 45 years old so that he will immediately retire when the season is over. Next, make him a 99 overall. Sign him from the free agency and trade him for any player or draft pick that you desire. You can do this as many times as you need, and can get ten first round picks and every player desired.
Better draft pick (3): When you are in the off season, finish all the tasks until you are to NFL Draft. When you are about to do the draft, save the game. Then, do the draft. It does not matter who you pick. Go to "Trade Player" and highlight "Age". Press Circle and view all your rookies. Go through all the teams and write down all the rookies that have about a 75 rating or above. Exit your franchise, then load the game again. Go to the off season schedule, and select "NFL Draft". Draft as many of those well rated rookies as possible.
Better trades: If you play with the salary cap penalties turned on in franchise mode, it is better to trade the player(s) you wish to cut for another team's draft pick. You will avoid penalties, keep your roster from becoming full, and get another draft pick.
Better trades (2): Start a franchise and create a new coach (or make one under the Coach Option/Job Openings screen). In Coach Options/Job Openings screen, highlight your coach, then press Left or Right to select the team with the player or draft pick you want. You are now the coach of that team. Trade the player you want to your team. Then, return to the Job Openings screen in Coach Options and select your original team. Back out and you will be coaching your team again.
Get any player: Use the following trick to get any player in a trade without the other team rejecting. In the franchise mode, create a player as a quarterback and move his attributes until you get to 99 points. Then, put his injury and stamina down to 0. This will not change the attribute point level. Sign him as a free agent then trade him to any team for anybody you want. When you play the team he is playing for, after a couple of plays he will either become injured or will be taken out of the game for his weak stamina. No team will refuse your trade and you will have any player you want on your team.
Get any player (2): When playing in franchise mode you can trade for any player you want without having that trade turned down. Go into the create a player menu and create a QB that is all 99s. Sign that player to your team then trade him to another team that has a player that you want. To make the trick even better, you can add another player from their team to the trade that is in the 80s -- this will be a 2-for-1 trade. When the trade is complete, exit out to the franchise main menu and enter back into the create a player menu. Go back into the QB's attributes and edit them all the way down to 0s and then go back into the trade screen. Take the second player in the deal and trade him back to the team for the created QB. You can then start the whole process over by going into the create a player menu and editing his attributes all the way up again.
Cheap players that are good: To make a receiver go to create player and create the player as a quarterback. Give the player very low passing abilities (zero) and very high catching and ball handling levels. The player will cost very little because his quarterback skills are bad. You will have to sign him as a quarterback but use him as a wide receiver. His salary will never go up because he will not play as a quarterback. You can also change his number and attributes in the edit player screen. You can also make a dirt cheap fullback by eliminating his receiving skills.
Cheaper player: When you have an expensive player, you can release him and sign him for less money.
Cheaper created players: When the free-agent signing period appears in the off-season, go to the "Create-A-Player" menu and make a player with very low attributes. He will want a low salary. Then, offer him a contract. Before he accepts it, go to the "Create-A-Player" menu again and set his attributes to anything desired. He should accept the contract you offered him, and the other teams almost never bid on him.
Over the shoulder catch: When throwing the ball to a receiver that is running a fly route, lob the pass (tap the button) instead of throwing a bullet (holding the button). The receiver should catch the ball over his shoulder.
Break tackles: To easily break tackles as a running back, alternately press L1 and R1 immediately before you get tackled.
Onside kick: To kick an onside kick, keep the arrow where it is. Do not move it. Then, tap X(2) as quickly as possible. You should recover the onside kick the majority of the time..
Fake audible: If you see defenders lining up where you know your play is about to go, or are setting up about to blitz, press Square then L2. Everyone will go back to their normal position and you can run your play.
Lower team's overall salary: One way to lower a team's overall salary is to cut certain players' salaries. You can do this with players that have low attributes but high salaries. To do this, go to "Rosters" and select "Edit player". Select a player on the team that has a low overall rating (anything under the low 80s) and has a high salary. When you choose to edit the players "Attributes", you will notice that his salary decreases. Do not change anything in his attributes and exit out. You have now made your first budget cut of the season.
Easier gold in mini-camp mode: Create a player and trade him to the team that you are doing the drill with. Make sure that the created player is playing the position of the person that you are trying to complete the drill with. For example, Ronde Barber is the corner back in the Defensive Swat Pass drill. If you create a corner back and make his attributes all 99, put him on the Buccaneers and make him the starting or number one cornerback. Then, he will do the drill. You may do this with any person on any drill. You may also make the people who you are going against in the drill "sorrier". If you know their names, go to their attributes and turn them all the way down.
John Madden's name spoken: Create a new team and name the new coach "John Madden". Melissa will be able to say his name during the game.

SYSTEM DATES

Thanksgiving commentary: Set the system date to the third Thursday in November.
Christmas commentary: Set the system date to December 25 to hear John Madden say "Merry Christmas to all".
New Year's commentary: Set the system date to January 1.

SAVED GAME FILES

Dodge City Stadium:
Have a saved game file from another EA Sports football game on your memory card.
Nile High Stadium: Have a saved game file from an EA Sports racing game on your memory card.
Marshals secret team: Have a saved game file from another EA Sports football game on your memory card.
Mummies secret team: Have a saved game file from an EA Sports racing game on your memory card.

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