Calling all pigskin fans. Available now on the Xbox Live Marketplace is a demo for Madden NFL 09
clocking in at a chunky 1.09GB. The demo features two playable modes, the Madden Test
and a single Madden Moment
The Madden Test
is a virtual drill simulator that puts players through various situations used to adjust the skill level of the game based on overall performance. After running four drills -- offensive and defensive rushing and passing -- the game adapts the difficulty which then fluctuates based on future performance. Long story short, if players are struggling the game gets easier and more difficult if they are mopping the field with their opponents. The second part of the demo is a single Madden Moment
situation which is a mode that replays classic football scenarios and challenges players to complete specific tasks. The Madden Moment
included in the demo gives players 1 minute and 30 seconds to score as the New York Giants versus the New England Patriots faced with a 4th and 1 situation -- a moment somewhat pulled from Super Bowl XLII.
If you're a football fan you owe it to yourself to check out the demo. After a quick play through we can easily say Madden
hasn't looked this good in years. Also, the special edition comes with a playable version of Madden 93
. We'll wait here while you go to preorder it.