Here is an interesting brief historical overview of the development of the Madden NFL video game. I recall playing some of the mid-1990s iterations of this game and having a great time. It looked something like this:
In the 1980s, I was playing the following game on the Intellivision:
And I owned, as well, one of these amazing pieces of technology:
My era was not long after the game showcased here (I didn't own one of these, but I knew some older kids who did):
Now the Madden NFL game looks like this:
My goodness, what changes!