After the apparent success of NHL Arcade, EA turns to Madden and this rapidly paced XBLA Madden spin-off. The game is beyond simplified, with 10-player teams, four plays on both sides of the ball, no first downs, and a 60-yard field. You either score in four downs or its a turnover. No field goals, no punting.
On the field, the game is fast paced. Stoppages between plays are brief, and a steady flow keeps the game entertaining. Off the field, there is nothing. A quick game is all you can do, and the reasons to keep coming back are nill. Four-player support is a plus, but unless you know you’ll return for single games, the asking price here is too much.