Madden NFL ’95
Madden enjoyed quite a bit of success on the early generation of consoles even though it was unable to use real player and team names. Madden NFL ’94 saw the inclusion of the NFL License which meant that, for the first time in franchise history, the game was able to include the city and mascot of a team’s real life counterpart.
It took another year to obtain the license that was required to include a player’s name. Previously the game identified players only by their position and jersey number. For instance, Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Troy Aikman would have been labeled as QB #8. Madden 95 was able to secure the license and release using the actual names of players.
This iteration in the franchise also eliminated the passing windows that were used to view receivers downfield. Three squares would appear at the top of the screen in order for players to see if their receivers were open. The camera angle was widened to give players a much wider view of the field.