Madden NFL 2004

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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  • Bingo cheat

    Reach level 2 in your EA Sports Bio to unlock the Bingo cheat.

  • Ray Lewis

    Reach level 3 in your EA Sports Bio to unlock Ray Lewis.

  • 1990 Eagles team

    Reach level 4 in your EA Sports Bio to unlock the 1990 Eagles team.

  • Steve Spurrier coach

    Reach level 6 in your EA Sports Bio to unlock the Steve Spurrier coach.

  • Preist Holmes

    Reach level 9 in your EA Sports Bio to unlock Preist Holmes.

  • Super Bowl 38 stadium

    Reach level 19 in your EA Sports Bio to unlock the Super Bowl 38 stadium.

  • 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.

  • Madden Cards and game cheats

    Get a gold rank in any event on the All Pro, Pro and Rookie levels in mini-camp mode.

  • Add stats to Bio

    Every time you simulate a season, if your team makes the playoffs it raises the stats on your EA Bio. You only have to save the Bio, and not the season.

  • Easy interceptions

    While in defense, choose the play Nickel-Normal, go to cover 2. Now that you chose the play move your line in, your LB to the left, and your coverage in. Note: This only work about 85% of the time in rookie mode, sometimes in pro, if you are lucky on all-pro, and almost never in all-Madden settings.

  • Easy sacks

    If you have Bill Callahan's defensive playbook, go to Nickle defense and scroll down until you find Middle Blitz. Select that play then shift both your line and your LBs inside. You should get a sack about 85% of the time. Also on defense, get your right sided DT to the gap between the center and the guard. Hold Analog-stick Down and when the ball is snapped, your man should go through the line for a sack. This works about 50% of the time.

  • Easy first down or more

    When you create a playbook, make a formation with the quarterback one step back from the center, and the halfback in the same location as the quarterback, only behind the left tackle. Make a custom route for him. Have him run straight towards the QB, then streak as soon as he reaches the outside of the offensive line. Have the fullback out as a receiver going for a 25 yard post. Have the left side receiver go for a 25 yard streak, and make a custom for the right receiver (next to the fullback). Have him go straight for 5 yards, have a two second delay, then post left. About the time he starts his post, the fullback should be starting his, and the defense re-adjusts to cover both men, leaving just enough time to get the ball to your open halfback. This works about 90 percent of the time. You must be quick to avoid getting sacked.

  • Easy punt return touchdowns

    Chose "Block Punt" then when they come out, audible to a middle punt return. This will work about 85% of the time.

  • Easy blocked punts

    Chose "Punt Return Middle", then "Audible" to block a punt about 95% of the time. Also, take your RE and press Left(4). Rush the punter and you should slip past the line.

  • Easy points and tokens on Two Minute Drill

    To get easy points on two minute drill, go for running plays. Make sure you score a touchdown or you will not get enough points. By the end of the drill, you will be given bonus points and get at least 355 tokens for one drill. Note: Go for four drills to get a lot of tokens, but make sure you play against a weak defense like the Claymores.

  • Easy tokens

    Go to "Rosters" and select the Green Bay Packers' Wide Receivers. Make Donald Driver 6'8'' or taller in his information. Next, get out and go play the two minute drill with the Packers as your team and the Amsterdam Admirals as the defense (European Team). Then, go to Shotgun formation and press Left until you get to Shotgun 4WR and find Hail Mary. Keep throwing touchdowns to Donald Driver. Just throw bombs; because of his height he should easily catch it. After your done with the two minute drill, go to your Madden Cards and save your profile. Next, buy a pack of cards. Usually when you have about 250 cards out of 285 cards, you will get a lot of repeats. You may have 400 points and get nothing. This is why you should save the game before you buy the cards, so that you get a second chance at getting a card that you do not already have and do not waste your points on cards you already have.

  • Extra money

    Play in owner mode and if you have the Super Bowl in the previous year, next year take all the tickets, concessions, and merchandise up as far as they can. You will get about $20 million a game.

  • Get under the salary cap

    Go to "Rosters", then go down to "Resign Players". Sign your players to seven year contracts. This will give more money most of the time. This is a good way to get more money before the off season to get those highly paid players.

  • Determine if defense is playing man to man coverage

    Send a player in motion. If a defensive player follows him, then the corners are playing man to man coverage. Remember that the safeties may have zone and a LB could cover a WR (should be an easy completion).

  • Quick blitz

    If you want to blitz fast, go to the setting menu, then choose "Penalty", and turn off "Offsides". You can now run before the play.

  • Players become coaches

    Great players that retire in franchise mode can return to be coaches. Wait a couple of years after your favorite star retires, and he will show up in the coaching free agent list to be signed as an assistant or head coach.


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