Madden NFL 2005 is a great game on the Nintendo DS. It focuses on intensive matches between two rugby teams. In addition to developing appropriate competition strategies, the player also has to manage the club. The only minus point of the game on the DS is that it has relatively low image system. You can hardly see the shirt number of the players on the pitch. Besides, the shape and size of the players are the same, which are a little bit different from a professional rugby team.
How to play
Before starting to experience the game, you will be able to choose any team to control and compete in the tournament. In particular, each team owns players with different personal techniques. You can replace the players in the club (buy or sell) through the player transfer market.
With strategic elements, players need to use a variety of offensive and defensive lines to defeat the opponent. In a match, the screen sometimes split into some different parts. The upper part of the screen will display with a third view for players to observe the players. Besides, the main screen allows you to view the entire stadium with a top-down perspective. Also, the players of the two teams will be marked with two separate characters, X and O. The bottom screen also provides many different tactics for players to use during the match. In addition, the selection of the competition team should be carefully calculated and suitable for each different situation of a match.
Similar to many other Madden products, Madden NFL 2005 is designed with many familiar game modes such as random tournament, a seasonal competition, or training challenges. In which, the tournament mode still brings a championship and you have to compete with many other teams to win the final. The seasonal competition also offers different teams (similar to the tournament), but the number of matches you have to take part in will increase and be more complicated. Also, it allows you to replace the old players by the new ones to upgrade the club. Finally, the training mode allows you to test different squads and build your style of play.