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John Madden Football (Two Minute Warning)

John Madden Football (Two Minute Warning)
John Madden Football (Two Minute Warning)

Floppy (3.5")1

Electronic Arts


Release Date: 1/1/1989
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
John Madden football has become arguably the largest sports franchise in video game history. From its humble beginnings in 1988 by programmer Robin Antonick.

In order to boost awareness of the game, Electronic Arts did a deal with computer floppy disk manufacturer Maxell to include a special version of the game (sub titled "Two Minute Warning Edition") with every box of Maxell disks sold. It is unknown how many were distributed, but it was likely a lot.

Owners of non-DOS systems (the game required an IBM PC compatible machine with at least DOS 2.0) could always just format the 11th disk in the box and use it for something else.

User Comments
Computer 1010 on Sunday, July 26, 2015
I've just saw that very same Red Box with the floppies in em just 2 days ago it even said it included Two Minute Warning on the 11th Disk at a store i know very well it was selling for $5.00 which seems unusual but ya
Richard Smith on Friday, August 23, 2013
Does anyone have/know where to buy this game? Any information would be helpful, thank you!
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