NOTE: This post is for Madden Mobile 15. For Madden Mobile 16 Tips for Success, click on this link.
Madden Mobile: Tips for Success
Madden Mobile starts easy, and then it gets tough. Very tough. The competition stiffens with each tier you scale. I’ve been at this for over a month and I’m ranked at 336 with 73.1 million fans. Took me about a week to break 1000, but then over three weeks now to get to 336. Been here a while, too. Competition is tough and gets tougher.
If you’re just starting out or in the middle levels, some of these tips may help you move up in Rivalry or League play. It’s not for the really good players – those fellas don’t need tips. It’s for average players like me.
But first, here are some of my other Madden Mobile posts:
Run First, Pass Second
Pass plays are much tougher to execute than run plays. As you move up the tiers, you’ll see better Defensive Backs, too. Which means, picks. Lots of picks, and pick-sixes. So, run and run, and pass only when you need to. And do the unexpected like pass on running downs and run on passing downs.
Here’s my usual script:
First Down: Run
Second and Short: Run
Second and Long: Pass (defense will usually line up for a run)
Third and Short: Run
Third and Long: Run a play between tackles like Draws and Dives (Defense will usually be Nickel or Dime)
Fourth and Short: Run
Fourth and Long: Pass
Passing is an Art Form
The safest passing plays are lobs down the middle to your Tight End. So, first of all, get a good TE. And learn the pass plays that has your TE streaking. Even if the pass gets picked, the DB will usually get tacked right away. If you get picked while passing to your WR, there’s a good chance it’ll be pick-six. Corner routes to your TE will also work but are not the safest.
The next safest pass plays are short ones to your RB or WR on a curl, screen or flat routes. But you need to read the defense. If there’s a trailer or tight coverage, it’s better to take a sack than risk pick-six.
On the kickoff, if you’re KR is standing in the end zone, hit that button that says, “Fair Catch”. It’ll give you an automatic 20 yards. Don’t try to run it out – you’ll end up on the 10 or 15 yard line.
Don’t forget to set your Defensive Strategy. You’ll get an extra play each level you move up. You have a Global Strategy and then a player-specific strategy. Study the Film and set your Defensive Strategy. You may need to set it before every drive as top players know how to counter your counters.
Likewise, study the film to choose the right plays for your next drive. Your first drive is often a scouting drive, figuring out which plays will work and which have been countered. So, start your first drive with core plays and try to get as many plays in as possible.
Go for Fans, not Wins
You add fans for Field Goals, and you lose fans for turnover on downs. So, if you’re down by 6 points on your last drive, and it’s 4th and 5 at the twenty yard line, kick the field goal and add the fans. You can try and get the win, but if you fail, you lose fans and you won’t move up the ladder. It’s better to lose 7-3 and get the fans than 7-0 and lose fans.
Use the Auction
One of the best things about Madden Mobile is the auction system. You can get good money for players you don’t need. Not all players are worth auctioning. Bronze, Silver and lower-level Gold players should be used to complete sets or converted to trophies.
Auction Gold players that are 80 and above. A skills player at this level will fetch somewhere between $1-5K. A special teams player or lineman will fetch more.
Auction the players during the day. Regardless of your auction’s duration, set it so that it’ll end at a time when most people in the United States are not sleeping. You’ll get more $ that way. For example, Mychal Kendrick (90+) fetched somewhere between $35-50K during the day, but only $25-30K during the graveyard hours.
Use the auction to sell and not buy unless you already have a ringer-roster and just need one or two to round out. (If you’re at that point, you probably don’t need these tips.) Use the money to buy packs and complete sets. That will yield more top players faster.
At some point, you’ll need to do more to reach the very top – I’ll write more tips when I get there. But for those in the beginning or middle of their Madden Mobile careers, these tips will get you going.