While the portable version of Madden lacks some of the features of its console friend, it still has all of the classic Madden gameplay. All of the motion in the game is still based on momentum, so you can’t really turn on a dime if you’re charging full speed down the field, but you still have a small assortment of jukes and spin moves to help you evade the defense. Of course, you won’t have access to a second analog stick, so features that use it will either be cut or adjusted for the PSP’s control scheme.
We had a chance to play the game back at E3, and while it was early, it’s obvious that EA Sports is looking to deliver the core of what makes Madden so entertaining to millions of people. It will have the standard assortment of modes, including online multiplayer as well as a franchise mode. Actually, EA currently has plans to let you bring your franchise file from the PS2 version of Madden to the PSP, so you can keep playing through the season while you’re out on the town.