Madden NFL '97 is a football game for the SNES. Madden NFL '97 is officially licensed National Football League game. Player characters are modelled after their real-life counterparts. The Madden series is the most famous football series of all time. Starting out on the Sega Genesis, Madden Football has consistently lead the industry in both sales and realism. The success of the series is so complete that the NFL recently granted Madden games the exclusive rights to the NFL - Madden is now the only game in town if you want to play officially sanctioned football on any console or PC. It was published by Electronic Arts.