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Madden NFL 06

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  • Card codes

    Select the "My Madden" option at the main menu. Select the "Madden Cards" option, then choose "Madden Codes" to enter a code. Note: All codes are case-sensitive.

    CardCode
    1st and 15 Bronze (Opponent must get 15 yards for first down) 2W4P9T
    1st and 15 Silver2W4P9G
    1st and 5 Bronze (First down yards to go set to 5) 2Y7L8B
    3rd Down Bronze (Opponent has 3 downs to get a 1st) 3F9G4J
    3rd Down Silver3F9G4O
    3rd Down Gold3H3U7T
    5th Down Bronze (Get 5 downs to get a 1st) 3E9R4V
    5th Down Silver3E9R4I
    Bad spotN44D6E
    Da Boot Bronze (Unlimited field goal range) 3J3S9Y
    Da Boot Silver3J3S9E
    Extra Credit Bronze (2 points for interceptions, 1 point for sacks) 3D3Q3P
    Extra Credit Gold3D8X6Z
    Human Plow Bronze (Broken Tackles increased by 25%) 3H3U7F
    Super Dive Bronze (Diving distance increased by 25%) 3H8M5U
    Tight Fit Bronze (Opponent's uprights very narrow) 3D8X6T
    Unforced Errors Bronze (Opponent fumbles when he tries to juke) 2Z2F4H
    Unforced Errors Silver2Z2F4G
    Aloha Stadium5A3P0V
    Super Bowl 2006 Stadium6L2B9M
    Al Wilson Gold Card7K5C8V
    Anquan Boldin Gold Card7T3V5K
    Anthony McFarland Gold Card7S4C4D
    Ashley Lelie Gold Card7J8F4J
    Bertrand Berry Gold Card7U4M9B
    Brian Simmons Gold Card7D5W8J
    Brian Urlacher Gold Card6Y5Z6H
    Carson Palmer Gold Card7C6U4H
    Chad Johnson Gold Card7D1B2H
    Champ Bailey Gold Card7L8C2W
    D.J. Williams Gold Card7O1J3F
    Derrick Brooks Gold Card7Q6X4L
    Donovan McNabb Bronze Card8Q2J2R
    Donovan McNabb Gold Card5E8H1A or 8Q2J2X
    Eric Moulds Gold Card7F5B2Y
    J.P. Losman Gold Card7D8S6J
    Jake Plummer Gold Card7J3Y7F
    John Lynch Gold Card1A2D9F
    Kellen Winslow Jr. Gold Card7Q2E45
    LaDainian Tomlinson Gold Card7U6B3L
    Larry Fitzgerald Gold Card7T6B5N
    Lawyer Milloy Gold Card7H9E8L
    Lee Suggs Gold Card7P5G3N
    Michael Clayton Gold Card7T1G2Y
    Olin Kreutz Gold Card6Z9X5Y
    Rex Grossman Gold Card6W5J6Z
    Ronde Barber Gold Card7R7V2E
    Rudi Johnson Gold Card7D1X8K
    Simeon Rice Gold Card7Q6F4G
    Takeo Spikes Gold Card7H3B2Y
    Thomas Jones Gold Card6X7W2O
    Tommie Harris Gold Card7A7Z2G
    Willis McGahee Gold Card7E3G7Y

  • Create low paid all-star QB

    Create a punter or kicker with all his attributes at maximum, including passing. You can sign him for a low salary because he is a kicker. Then, set him as the starting quarterback on the depth charts when the season begins. You will now have the best kicker/punter and QB in the league. You may also maximize all passing attributes and move the kicking attributes down to sign him at an even lower price; however this is only recommended if you rarely kick.

  • Onside kicks

    This trick works with any kicker. When you are kicking off, select "Onside Kick" when the return team is switching formation. When they are set, take the power bar all the way to the top, but do not select it. Bring it all the way down so that the power is at 31. Next, make your accuracy 97 to 99. The ball will hit the ground and go up straight up in the air every time. Have one of your players that is close to the ball sprint toward it. This makes all your players follow, and you will usually get it.

  • Easy sacks

    Be a defensive lineman and back up a few feet. When the play starts, immediately run forward and Hitsick an offensive lineman. He will fall down and your player will still be running fast towards the quarterback to sack him.

  • Easy touchdowns

    Take the best wide receiver on your team and put him in the tightend position. Audible his route so he does a fly (straight) route. Since he has such a low overall rating, they may just have a line backer on him or he might not even be covered. Throw it to him and he will easily be able to burn the defense.

  • Easy training camp points

    While on offense, choose an offense with three receivers; Trip Bunch in Single Back formation works very well. Put the defense on the goal line with Zone CB cover. By doing this, no one will rush your QB, and once your receiver gets past the zone, they will be left unguarded in the endzone for an easy 48 points per play almost all of the time. This should work with most short zone coverages and does not take many attempts to learn which receiver to pick, mostly anyone running a long slant.

  • Punting

    Since the punt blockers do not block very much, it is better if you select the "Punt Block" formation instead of any other punt return formation. With the "Punt Block" formation, the punting team will not be spread out, therefore allowing your blockers to somewhat block for you; which in turn will give you more time to field the ball and have a little space to start something big.

  • Injure player easily

    If there is a player you want to injure, go to "Features", then to "Rosters". Select his team, then choose the player and go to "Attributes". Reduce his injury to "0". This may take awhile; you may also want to set the game to four or five minute quarters.

  • Touchdown celebrations

    Play as the Eagles against the Ravens and score a touchdown with T.O. by diving in the endzone. He will do a Ray Lewis dance in the endzone as a celebration. If you are playing as either Donovan McNabb or Daunte Culpepper and you get tackled going into the endzone and scoring a touchdown, they will do their trademark dances. Daunte will "get his roll on" and Donovan will do the moonwalk.

  • Player nickname

    With a player named Troy Siegel (a drafted rookie three seasons into a franchise), Al Micheals will call him "Simian" in his commentary when he makes a play.

  • Wrong Antonio Gates stats

    Look in the Antonio Gates Player Information screen. It will show his receptions, rec yards, etc; however they show that Gates had 0 TDs. Gates set the record for TDs by a Tight End with 13.

  • Wrong Deuce McCallister stats

    While your game is loading you will see a player and their 2004 stats while you are waiting. When you see Deuce McCallister, it shows that he had 1600+ yards rushing; however Deuce only had 1074 yards rushing in 2004.

  • Movie line mistake

    In NFL Superstar mode, when you get the movie deal for Muligan O'malley, in the last scene your line says something then "Mt. Dortiz"; however the correct answer is "Ms. Dortiz". When you get the movie deal for The Prosciutto, in the second scene your line says "Is that a joke? You didn't pay for those meatballs". The actual line is "You didn't pay for these meatballs".

  • IQ test misspelling in NFL Superstar mode

    One of the questions is "When watching a movie, do you prefer the original, the remake or the sequal?", with the word "sequel" misspelled.

  • Easy first round first pick in Franchise mode

    Do the following to get a good rookie draft pick. Go to create a player and set his age at 45. Set his years as a pro at 27. He does not need a name, leave it as "New Player". Skip over "Build", "Appearance", and "Equipment". Go to attributes and set "Awareness" to 99. Then, go to "Throw Power" and "Throw Accuracy" and make them both 99. Exit and save your created player. Then, sign the player. Trade him to the team with the first round first pick. You should now have the first pick in the draft almost all the time. Additionally, use the following trick to get the first pick in every round in the draft. Turn off the trade deadlines. Then, trade all of your picks with the team with the worst record before the wild card week. You will get all of their picks, and if you have a good season, you can even trade one of your picks for two of theirs.

  • Sign created player with high attributes for three years in Franchise mode

    When creating a player, make him a free agent. Then, get his attributes up to 75 and sign the player for any team desired. Go to that team's rosters and edit his attributes; you can make it as high as 99. When you go to Franchise mode with the team the player you created is on he will have a contract for three years.

  • Getting good players in Franchise mode

    Use the following trick to get a great team without a high salary cost. Start a new franchise and pick a team. Do a fantasy draft and pick all the worst players. Then, release all of them and make your team from scratch, through Create-A-Player mode. Once done with the height, faces, etc., do not change the attributes. Save the player and sign him. Once you sign him, go back to Create-A-Player and select his name and change all his attributes to the maximum. Repeat this until you have a team with full attributes. The reason that all the worst players were selected is to keep you from having a high cap penalty during the next season. Note: This will take a few hours to complete.

  • Agents in NFL Superstar mode

    The agents you get are based on the talent of your player. For example, if your player's overall rating is at least 84, you will get Dan Baker as an agent. When importing players, that RBs get better overall ratings, no matter how many Heismans or any other awards they have won. Your superstar's overall rating is based on your Heisman over ratings, that is then randomly altered slightly each time you import. When importing from NCAA Football 06, player's stats are randomly done. You can retry for better stats. The interview after the mentor meeting determines some stat boosts to important stats for your player's position.

  • Choosing an agent in NFL Superstar mode

    If you have a player whose personality rating is "Disruption", select Jason Morales as your agent. He can usually get you a movie deal before the first season starts. Stay away from Aubrey DeLong, as he is not a good negotiator and it takes forever to get an endorsement deal.

  • Interview questions in NFL Superstar mode

    Make sure to choose your answers to interview questions wisely. The answers will affect your personality type and most endorsement companies want a player with a more conservative personality type, such as "Team Leader" or "Professional". Also, when starting NFL Superstar mode try to select a father that is a Hall Of Famer and a mother or father that has a high IQ.

    When choosing your parents, look for Olympic sprinters or a Hall Of Fame DB dad (it will say that he ran a 4.2 for scouts). Do not worry about being too weak for the position, just make your player very muscular. Your DE or LB player will be very quick and you will destroy offenses.

  • Better IQ in NFL Superstar mode

    If your IQ test results are low, save the game before the IQ day and try it over again until your percentage is high.

  • New apartment in NFL Superstar mode

    If you win a Super Bowl and are inducted to the Pro Bowl, you will move into a new apartment.

  • Mansion in NFL Superstar mode

    Win the Super Bowl twice and get into the Pro Bowl each time to get a mansion.

  • More control in draft in NFL Superstar mode

    Save the game before the draft. If you do not like the team that drafted you, reload your saved game and try it over again until you are drafted by a desired team.

  • Better player in NFL Superstar mode

    Make sure your father is a Hall of Fame RB. When you get drafted, try to get on a team like the 49ers or any team with a bad RB. With those teams you will excel. Also if you get in the playoffs, play the games with two minute quarters. They are quick and easy to win.

  • Switching teams in NFL Superstar mode

    Once you become a key player to a team, you can upgrade to a much better agent. Then, after two seasons you can resign with almost any team you desire.

  • Getting traded in NFL Superstar mode

    After creating a player and signing an agent, go to the draft and start the draft. You will probably be selected in the third round unless you imported your player from NCAA Football 06 or NFL Street 2. If you do not like the team you got drafted by, then simulate the preseason. When the preseason is over go to your agent's office on the city map. Scroll down to "I demand a trade" and you will be traded to another team. If you dislike that team as well, then demand another trade. Be careful, as you can only demand two trades until the next season.

  • Performance Institute in NFL Superstar mode

    The Performance Institute is only a temporary thing. However, the following trick can help you player achieve higher levels without sacrifice over the course of his career. First, during Spring Training wait until Sunday to use the Performance Institute. On Sunday, do the Performance Institute drills. Once the season starts you will stay at the increase until Sunday, the day of the game. Before you start the game, do the Performance Institute drill as you did in Spring Training. Play the game on Sunday. Once the game is over go to Monday; do not advance to the next day. Stay on Monday. Since there is a game to be played which will not be your team, go to the Performance Institute. The drill should be available for you to do, based on your position. Note: These points (from Monday) are permanent, as long as you continue to do the same process week in and week out. The only catch is you must use them one attribute at a time until it is maxed and it must be the same drill you did on Sunday. For example, if you increased Speed on Sunday, you must dump all the points into Speed on Monday. If you dumped all the points on Sunday into Agility, then on Monday's drill you have to dump them all into Agility, etc. Over the course of the season you will see your stats lose the points from Sunday,as those are the temporary points. However, they still show the other points from Monday. These are cumulative points, but you must space it out to get exactly 99. If you get to 93 and the max points you can earn in the drill is 7, you will not end on 99. It would be 100, but since you cannot use all the points, those 7 from Monday will be lost. Earlier in the season you will have to place a set of points to help making the last attribute addition become 99. This rule applies for each category you want to increase.

  • Go to Performance Institute more than once per week in NFL Superstar mode

    To go to the Performance Institute more than once a week, do not go until the day of the game. Then, go and do whatever drill desired. Once you are done, leave the map and go to your schedule. Leave there, then go back to the map and you can do it again. This will allow your player to be very well prepared for the next game.

  • Quick overall rating in NFL Superstar mode

    To build your superstar's overall rating quickly, go to your schedule and simulate or play to a day where you have a game to play. Do not play the game immediately. Instead, go to the Performance Institute and do what is needed to get some points. Add them to your player and leave. If you have auto-save enabled, the game will save your stats for you. If you do not, then save it. Once you are done at the Performance Institute, look at your schedule, then leave. Go back to the Performance Institute to do the drills again with your previous points still there. You can keep training as long as you do it on a day that you have a game to play.

  • Easy practice points in NFL Superstar mode

    Create a QB, then go into a Practice mode and select a HB Swing. Have the defense do FG Block. When you say hike, lob the pass to your RB and he will score a touchdown for 48 points every time. Additionally, pick a formation with at least three receivers. Then, select a play that has an inside receiver doing a slant or short post. Pick the defense 4-3 Engage Eight or 3-4 renegade. Throw the ball to your slanting receiver every time, as they will be wide open and get tackled for 17 to 48 points per play.

    Choose a deep pass play on offense. Choose I Field Goal Block on the defense. You should be able to get a touchdown most of the time.

    Go to the options screen, select "A.I.", then move all of the human settings up and the CPU down. It should now be easier to pickoff, sack, and throw Hail Marys to your receiver without problems. If you want more points, set the time to five minutes.

    To get easy training camp and practice points for offensive players only, select the Hail Mary for an offense play. For defense, select Goaline and the Blitz C. Call a Hot Route to have your left outside receiver run a 5 and out towards the sideline. The left slot receiver will be open every time to get a touchdown. When completed successfully you will get an "A" for a practice grade and boost your player's stats.

    Use the following trick for easy practice points with a defensive superstar. Select a field goal or punt block play on defense and I-Formation Fake FB Toss on offense. Not only is this an easy play to stop, but if you are quick enough you can knockdown the toss from the QB to the HB causing a fumble. Returning a fumble for a TD earns over 80 points. Select any defensive play and select Special Teams QB Kneel on offense. The QB will kneel and earn you 15 points on every play. You can setup the practice and just let it run. You will have an "A" rated practice and a huge boost whenever you decide to stop it, and none of your players will get hurt.

  • Increased stats in NFL Superstar mode

    To max out your stats, during the week of a game when you are on a game day, select the game. You will get the option to play or sim the game. Go back, then go to the Performance Institute. Go to whatever drill you can. Keep repeating this process until you have the desired attributes. Note: This will decrease your stamina. The best option is to turn game fatigue off. Note: Stats do not completely carry over to the next week, and if you simulate your games your performance will be affected by the weakened stamina. Turning off game fatigue only works if you actually play the games.

    You can increase your Overall, Awareness, and Stamina in Practice mode by having your superstar get practice points by getting a big gain on offense or creating a big loss on defense. You also can get your stats up by getting an agent that has access to the Performance Institute and get a medal on it:

      Bronze: 3 points
      Silver: 4 points
      Gold: 5 points

    Note: Your stats are not permanent. They will be reset after each game. You must do the practices and Performance Institute again to get them back up.

  • Movie answers in NFL Superstar mode

    Answer the following scenes as indicated during the movie deal:

      Scene 1: Answer 3
      Scene 2: Answer 2
      Scene 3: Answer 2
      Scene 4: Answer 1

  • Madden cards

    Get a "Gold" in the following drills in mini-camp mode to unlock the corresponding card:

      #3: All-Madden Chase and Tackle
      #16: All-Madden Pocket Presence
      #28: All-Madden Coffin Corner
      #36: All-Madden Ground Attack
      #40: All-Madden Precision Passing
      #52: All-Madden Swat Ball
      #58: All-Madden Clutch Kicking
      #96: All-Madden Trench Fight
      #194: Chase and Tackle
      #195: Ground Attack
      #197: Clutch Kicking
      #199: Swat Ball
      #208: Pocket Presence
      #209: Trench Fight
      #210: Precision Passing
      #211: Coffin Corner

  • Extra depth chart positions

    The following is a list of all of the extra depth chart positions (KRPR, KOS, LS, 3DRB) of all of the top positions:

    KR/PR

      1. Dante Hall (KC)
      2. Santana Moss (WAS)
      3. Dennis Northcutt (CLE)
      4. Michael Lewis (NO)
      5. Jermaine Lewis (FA)
      6. Antwan Randle El (PIT)
      7. Philip Buchanon (HOU)
      8. Chad Morton (FA)
      9(t). Adam Jones (TEN)
      9(t). Azair Hakim (DET)
      11. Bethel Johnson (NE)
      12. Derrick Mason (BAL)
      13. Alan Rossum (ATL)

    KOS

      1. Sebastion Janikowski (OAK)
      2. Shane Lechler (OAK)

    LS

      1. Jonathan Ogden (BAL)
      2. Orlando Pace (STL)
      3. Walter Jones (SEA)
      4. Kevin Mawae (NYJ)
      5. Will Shields (KC)

    3DRB

      1. Ladanian Tomlinson (SD)
      2. Edgerinn James (IND)
      3. Priest Holmes (KC)
      4(t). Curtis Martin (NYJ)
      4(t). Tiki Barber (NYG)
      6. Shaun Alexander (SEA)

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