I rented this game for my kids. I haven't played Madden Football 08 for Wii but, figured this game would be a good start for my boys ages 4 & 7. They seemed to enjoy the game since it was simplistic with the Pass motion and catch motions with the remote. They also thought the kid NFL Pros and other characters they have seen on other Backyard sports games were cool. If you are into Madden football I don't believe this game will be for you. If you have younger kids and would like to play a pretty simple football sports game with them on the Wii then this game is for you.