EA Sports’ Madden 24 is on the way and we’re already spending all our time listening to the Madden 24 soundtrack. Although, as much as we just want to talk about how we’re going to win the Superbowl this year with our favorite franchise, we need to talk a little bit about the fact that Madden 24 minigames are back with a whole host of new features coming to Madden 24 Superstar mode. That’s right, you might want to focus on the big game every week, but you’re going to be running drills and training just as much – if not more.
Ahead of the Madden 24 early access period and the full Madden 24 release date, EA Sports has shared a brand new deep-dive look at this football game’s Superstar mode and – as you may have guessed – minigames are back. You know, those things that help make the finally-returning Superstar mode just a little bit more enjoyable than a standard career mode.
In Madden 24’s Superstar mode, “every week you’ll have the option to hit the practice field and boost your ratings by playing position-relevant minigames such as Rushing Attack, Passing Skeleton, and WRSDB Battle”. You’ll also be able to take part in side activities which can be used to boost your ratings even further, or help your team as a whole. Minigames are just one part of this selection of additional in-game options, but they’re an important one if you want to make the most of your time on the field – and take home as many wins and trophies as you can.
Interestingly, Madden 24 also includes a new Social Media feed feature – like what you would see in F1 23’s Braking Point narrative mode and FIFA’s Journey mode. Here, you’ll see the latest comments and reactions about your performances in Madden 24’s Superstar mode. These will come from random fans as well as NFL insiders like Mina Kimes and Dan Orlovsky. You’re also going to be able to check out MaddenCast – a new live-action podcast which will bring even more unique commentary about your performances. We don’t quite know how this is going to work, but it does sound like a cool new feature.
We know there’s a Madden 24 cover athlete, but you’re the start in Superstar mode – in every way. Is this going to make Madden 24 one of the best games of all time? Well, we’ll let you be the judge of that. What it is going to do, though, is add even more ways to play; these minigames and the additional new features should present every player with a unique playthrough every time they pick up the controller. That doesn’t sound so bad to us.