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Gameplay Controls

Madden NFL 2004

GENERAL GAMEPLAY
Start Button Pause game
Select Button Call timeout

PLAY SELECTION
Directional Buttons Cycle sets and formations
X Button Select sets and formations, Select play
Square Button Select play
Circle Button Select play
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Cycle sets and formations

KICKING
X Button Start kick meter/Kick the ball

OFFENSE
Directional Buttons Move player
X Button Snap the ball, Passing: Bring up passing icons (when Passing mode is set to NORMAL), Throw the ball
Square Button Throw the ball
Circle Button Throw the ball
L1 Button Throw the ball
R1 Button Throw the ball
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player

DEFENSE
Directional Buttons Move player
X Button Switch player
Square Button Dive
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player

PLAYMAKER - OFFENSE (BEFORE THE SNAP)
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Left/Right = Switch the direction of a running play, Left/Right or Up/Down = Hot Route primary receiver on a passing play

PLAYMAKER - OFFENSE (AFTER THE SNAP)
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Right analog stick towards defender = Guide the nearest blocker (on a run play), right analog stick in any direction = Direct the nearest receiver (on a pass play)

PLAYMAKER DEFENSE (BEFORE THE SNAP)
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Left/Right = Cheat the secondary to one side

PLAYMAKER - DEFENSE (AFTER THE SNAP)
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Down (immediately after the snap) = Cheat against the run, Up (immediately after the snap) = Cheat against the long pass

OFFENSE (BEFORE THE SNAP)
X Button Snap the ball
Triangle Button Cancel an audible (before selecting an audible)
Square Button Square Button then Square Button = Call an audible, Square Button then L2 Button = Run original play (after selecting an audible), Square Button then R2 Button = Flip play (at the line of scrimmage)
Circle Button Fake snap
L2 Button Coach's cam (without play diagram)
R2 Button Coach's cam (with play diagram)
Select Button Call timeout
L3 Button Quiet crowd

RUNNING
Directional Buttons Move player / Run
X Button Sprint
Triangle Button Jump/Hurdle
Square Button Dive, (tap) Slide, (hold) Dive (QB)
Circle Button Spin
L2 Button Stiff arm left
L1 Button Juke left
R2 Button Stiff arm right
R1 Button Juke right
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player / Run
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Left/Right = Stiff arm left/right

PASSING
X Button Bring up passing Icons (when Passing mode is set to NORMAL), Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon
Triangle Button Throw ball away (while passing icons are up)
Square Button Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon
Circle Button Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon
L2 Button Toggle passing Icons OFF/ON
L1 Button Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon
R2 Button Pump fake
R1 Button Pass to the receiver with corresponding icon

RECEIVING
X Button Control intended receiver (while ball is airborne)
Triangle Button Jump for pass
Square Button Dive for pass
Circle Button Sprint

BLOCKING
X Button Switch to closest blocker/receiver
Square Button Dive
Circle Button Sprint/Engage block

AFTER THE PLAY
X Button Bypass cutscene, (hold) Hurry to line (after play call)
Triangle Button No huddle
Square Button (hold) Fake spike ball
Circle Button (hold) Spike ball
L1 Button + R1 Button = Instant replay (before playcalling screen appears)
R1 Button + L1 Button = Instant replay (before playcalling screen appears)
Select Button Timeout

DEFENSE (BEFORE THE SNAP)
Directional Buttons Reposition player
X Button Cycle through defenders, Call an audible
Triangle Button Cancel an audible (before selecting an audible), Triangle Button then Directional Button Up, Down or Right = Call a coverage audible, Triangle Button then L2 Button = Reset coverage, Triangle Button then L2 Button = Reset original play (after calling an audible)
Square Button Square Button then Square Button = Call an audible, Square Button then R2 button = Flip play
Circle Button Cycle through defenders, Call an audible
L2 Button Call an audible, Coach's cam (without defensive assignments)
L1 Button L1 Button then Directional Button Up, Down, Left or Right = Defensive line shift, L1 Button then L2 Button = Reset defensive line shift, Call an audible
R2 Button Coach's cam (with defensive assignments)
R1 Button R1 Button then Directional Button Up, Down, Left or Right = Linebacker shift, R1 Button then L2 Button = Reset linebacker shift, Call an audible
Select Button Call timeout
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Reposition player
L3 Button Pump up crowd (LB only)

DEFENSE (AFTER THE SNAP)
Directional Buttons Move player
X Button Control player nearest to the ball
Triangle Button Jump
Square Button Dive
Circle Button Sprint
L2 Button Strip ball (not engaged), Spin move left (engaged)
L1 Button Swim move left (engaged)
R2 Button Strip ball (not engaged), Spin move right (engaged)
R1 Button Strafe, Swim move right (engaged)
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player

KICKING GAME
Directional Buttons Direction/Elevation of kick
X Button Stop Kick Meter upswing (power), Stop Kick Meter downswing (accuracy), Delay the kick (Kickoff only)
Triangle Button Cancel an audible
Square Button Square Button and then X Button = Call an audible, Square Button = Call an audible, Square Button then L2 Button = Reset play, Square Button then R2 Button = Flip play
Circle Button Call an audible
L2 Button Call an audible
L1 Button Call an audible
R1 Button Call an audible
Select Button Call timeout
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Direction/Elevation of kick

KICKOFF/PUNT RETURNING
Directional Buttons Move return man
X Button Switch players
Triangle Button Fair catch (while controlling the return man)
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move return man