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Madden NFL 2006 - Superstar Mode FAQ

by MetsRule

Superstar Mode FAQ
Author: MetsRule
Version: 1.00
Date: 8/15
Created By,
The legendary GameFAQs user, MetsRule

-Table of Contents-
I. FAQ Information
II. Superstar Mode Overview
III. Creating Your Player
          A. Using Madden
          B. NFL Street 2
          C. NCAA Football 06
IV. Getting Started In Superstar Mode
V. Keeping Track Of Your Player
          A. Your Agent
          B. Website
          C. Map of City
          D. Your Cellphone
VI. Training Camp/Practice
VII. Improving Your Player's Characteristics
          A. Exposure
          B. Visibility
          C. Appearance
          D. Marketability
          E. Popularity
          F. Expectation
          G. Player Persona
VIII. IQ Test Answers
IX. Frequently Asked Questions
X. Contact Me
XI. Copyright Information
Section I - FAQ Information

MetsRule's Superstar Mode FAQ
Version: 1.00
Date: 8/27/2005

If you would like to contact me you can email me at [email protected]  
You can also post a message on the PS2 Madden NFL 06 message board.  As you 
can see, I have a Frequently Asked Questions section down at the bottom of 
the page.  I will add all of the questions there.  Please read that part 
before you ask me any questions.
Section II - Superstar Mode Overview

This year EA Sports has given us a new mode, where we can focus on our 
created players instead of an NFL team in Franchise Mode.  In this new 
addition to the Madden NFL series you will not be able to control any 
aspects of your team.  Things such as the draft and free agency will be 
simulated.  There is one thing you can change about your team though.  
You have the ability to edit the depth chart on your player's web page.  
So if you're upset about not being the starting player, you can make 
changes here.

Superstar Mode is the ideal mode for fans of RPG's (role playing 
games).  You will be able to play in this mode for a maximum of twenty 
years, although you can retire anytime you want.  Superstar Mode is 
targeted for the more casual football fans.
Section III - Creating Your Player

In Superstar Mode, there are three ways that you can create your 
player.  You can create your player in Madden, import him from NFL 
Street 2, or import your player from NCAA 2006.  Be careful choosing 
which way you create your player though, this has an affect on your 
players overall rating.

You should also take note on your appearance.  Your appearance is very 
important because it will affect the movie offers you receive and the 
endorsements that you are offered.  Once you're in Superstar Mode you 
will receive numerous phone calls telling you to make sure you look 
good on the field.  This means that you should go to the mirror in your 
apartment and make adjustments to your player's equipment.  Adjust
the player's equipment as necessary until the bar on the bottom of the 
screen turns green.  

A. Using Madden

While creating your player in Madden you need to choose a set of 
parents.  The type of parents you should aim for varies on the position 
you want.  Avoid choosing parents with two or more generic faces.  This 
usually means that, sadly, your parents aren't anything to be proud of.  
It's good to have a father with an NFL icon.  When you father has an 
NFL icon it means that he has football experience, and that can take 
you a long way.  Make sure you take a look at your parent's DNA.  Your 
parent's DNA will affect your player's awareness rating.

One thing you should always look out for is a father who has experience 
in the NFL. This will make your overall much higher.  If you're looking 
for a fast player you should look for a mother that was a sprinter in 
college, or that runs the track.  This is usually easy to find but a 
mother like this is usually matched up with a father that is bad at
sports.  The father's usually have hobbies such as chess and magic 
tricks, which means there awareness will probably be high.  This would 
be an ideal set of parents for a Quarterback.  

B. NFL Street 2

To import a player from NFL Street 2, you need to complete Own The City 
mode (in NFL Street 2).  Once you complete the mode you will be given 
an option to export your player to Madden 06.  Choose that option and 
save it to your memory card. Then when you choose Superstar Mode from 
the game mode's section in Madden 06, there will be an option to import 
your NFL Street 2 player.  If you still have your player saved on your 
memory card, you have imported your NFL Street 2 player.

C. NCAA Football 06

To import a player from NCAA Football 06, you must complete Race For 
The Heisman Mode (in NCAA Football 06).  If you've won the Heisman 
Award at least one time, you will be give the option to leave college 
early and export your player to Madden 06.  If you didn't win the 
Heisman Award chances are that you will not be given the option to
export your player into Madden.  After you have exported your player, 
you must save it to your memory card.  Then go to Superstar Mode in 
Madden 06 and choose the option to import an NCAA Football 06 legend.  
If you still have the player saved on your memory card, you have 
imported your NCAA Football 06 player.
Section IV - Getting Started In Superstar Mode

When you first start Superstar Mode you will be brought to your 
apartment.  You will only be able to view your schedule until you 
complete the NFL Draft.  On your schedule you will see that there are 
scheduled interviews for you.  These interviews are important.  The 
answers you give during the interviews will be a factor in determining
your player's personality.

You will also have to take an IQ test beofre the draft.  The IQ test is 
Madden's version of the NFL's wonderlic test.  The IQ test is twenty 
questions long and is timed.  You will have two minutes to complete the 
test.  The IQ test will ask you personal questions.  Most of the 
questions will not have a correct answer.  Scoring a high rating will 
give you a high awareness rating and up your draft stock.  Scoring low 
on the IQ test will mean that your player will have a below average 
awareness rating and  his chances are your player will be drafted later 
than he could have been.
Section V - Keeping Track Of Your Player

A. Your Agent

Your agent is a very important part of Superstar Mode.  You can make or 
break your relationships with fans through your agent, ask T.O, he 
knows all about that.  When you hire an agent you should usually look 
for someone who has acces to the Performance Institute.  If there 
aren't any agents available with access to the Performance Institute 
choose the agent with the best negotiation skills.  Keep in mind
that you can fire your agent at any time.

Through your agent you can also guarantee victories and a spot in the 
playoffs.  This may seem like a good idea, but it will bring a lot of 
attention to you.  The fans may begin to think that your disruptive and 
that can make your popularity go down.  

Here is a list of every agent in the game:

Name       Negotiation Influence Interview Endorsements Institute Score

PAR         Excellent   Average    Good      Average      Yes        9
Joshua Culkin Excellent Average    Good      Good         Yes       10
Mike Molinari Good      Average    Average   Average      No         5
Larry Carlisle Good     Average    Average   Average      No         5
Lamar Peters   Good     Good       Average   Average      Yes        8
Andrew Michaels Good    Excellent  Good      Good         Yes       13
Alexander Keith Good    Average    Average   Average      No         5
Danny Castorani Good    Average    Average   Good         No         6
Jerry Streussel Good    Average    Average   Good         No         6
Jason Morales Average   Average    Good      Average      No         5
A.J. Hernandez Average  Average    Average   Good         No         5
Dan Baker    Average    Good       Average   Average      Yes        7
Timmy Cowan  Average    Good       Average   Average      No         5
Jay Feeney   Average    Average    Good      Average      No         5
Eli Cummings Average    Good       Good      Average      No         6
Erik Rock    Average    Good       Average   Average      No         5
Aubrey DeLong Average   Average    Good      Average      No         5
Billy Bailey  Average   Average    Good      Average      No         5
Ace Fraizer   Average   Good       Average   Average      No         5
IMA Inc.      Average   Average    Average   Good         No         5
Jay Owe       Average   Good       Good      Average      Yes        8
James KK Wolf Poor      Average    Average   Average      Yes        5
Jake Huyck    Poor      Average    Average   Average      No         3
Graham Cash   Poor      Average    Average   Average      No         3
Stubbs Northcoate Poor  Average    Average   Average      No         3
Sal Toki      Poor      Average    Average   Average      No         3
Armando Eubanks Poor    Average    Average   Average      No         3
Matthew Frederico Poor  Average    Average   Average      No         3
Ted Sed        Poor     Average    Average   Average      No         3
Don Moore      Poor     Average    Average   Average      No         3

How the scores were calcualted:

Excellent = 3 points
Good = 2 points
Average = 1 points
Poor = 0 points
Yes = 2 points
No = 0 points

B. Website

On your website you will be able to keep track of the latest news on 
your player.  On your website you will be able to keep track of your 
player's accomplishments and goals.  It is important to reach your 
player's goals.  When you reach your goals the fans will become happy.  

You can also take a look at other NFL teams on your website.  You can 
look at the rosters of all the teams around the NFL.  There is also a 
link to your Superstar's depth chart.  You can make changes to the 
depth chart to fit your playing styles.

If you think your ready for a new agent you can take a look at the 
agent directory. The agent directory will show you every agent.  The agents in
red are unavailable to you.  If you find an agent you want 
here just hit "x" and choose him as your agent.  Your current agent 
will be fired.  There are usually no hard feelings.  You will receive
a call from both agents after you fire and hire.

During the offseason you will see a lot of endorsements and movie 
offers come your way.  However, you will need to meet certain 
requirements for these movie offers and endorsements.  For some of the 
offers you need to have a certain visibility rating, appearance rating, 
and popularity rating.

To view your personality type and a biography of your player you need 
to complete the preseason.  Once the regular season starts another link 
will be added to your web page.  This link will be called "home".  You 
will be able to see how well your player is adjusting to the fans here.

C. Map Of The City

The Map of The City is your way of getting around town.  You may not 
have a car or anything, but this is where you will find ways to make 
changes to your player.  Your Superstar will be able to visit some 
local places around your home city (the city of the team you play for).  
Here you will see a tattoo parlor.  At the tattoo parlor you can
choose through almost fifty tattoos.  You are able to put a maximum of 
one on each arm.  Some fans may act differently to tattoos though.  
Fans might not like to see a player walking around with tattoos all 
over his arms.

On the Map of The City you will also see a barber shop.  Here you will 
be able to change your hairstyle.  Don't get to outrageous with your 
hair though.  If you have a Randy Moss-like afro fans might think your 
a little crazy.  This will probably take affect on your popularity 
rating and appearance rating.

The Performance Institute is a great way to improve your player's stats 
in Superstar Mode.  In the Performance Institute you will be able to 
choose one of the Training Camp drills to participate in.  If you earn 
a gold trophy, you will get five points to use on your player,  if you 
get a silver trophy you will get three points to spend on your player 
and if you get a bronze trophy you will earn one point to spend on your 
player.  If you fail to earn a trophy you will not get any points.

D. Your Cellphone

Through your cellphone you will receive many messages from your mentor, 
Terrell Davis.  He will guide you through your career giving you tips 
on the way.  He will give you updates on who is named player of the 
week and when players win awards.  Terrell will also keep you up to 
date on movie offers and endorsements.

You will also receive messages from your agents on your cellphone.  You 
will get a message from your agent when you hire a new agent and fire 
your old one.  Another time you'll get a message from an agent is when 
you demand a trade.  If your player is just a rookie, he'll make fun of 
you and say that you shouldn't demand a trade.  He thinks that you're 
not worth much to the team.  You will also receive messages from
your agent when you guarantee a win or spot in the playoffs.
Section VI - Training Camps/Practices

During your NFL career you will spend a lot of time in training camp 
practicing.  You will earn points based on the average amount of points 
you earn per play.  Try to average a little more yards per play than 
what most the NFL teams do during the regular season.  It doesn't 
matter if your Superstar Mode player is the one that makes the play or 
not.  Since you play as a team, you earn your practice points as a 
team.  If you do good in practice you will boost your overall rating.  
You must complete at least ten plays before the practice has any effect 
on ratings though.  

Each play will be given points based on its effectiveness.  If your 
Superstar Mode player plays on the offensive side of the ball you will 
play offense in practice and if your Superstar Mode player plays on the 
defensive side of the ball you will play defense in practice.  There 
are ways to get a high average amount of points per play, but that 
involves cheating.  On offense you can choose your play as a Hail Mary
and the defenses play as Field Goal Block.  You will get a touchdown 
every time.

During the regular season you will have game plan situations.  Game 
plan situations are like practice, except there are certain plays you 
need to use.  This will prepare you for your upcoming game against the 

The points you earn in practice will not be permanent.  They are used 
as a stat boost for the upcoming game.  The only way to earn permanent 
stat boosts is from games and training camp.
Section VII - Improving Your Player's Characteristics

This is, what I fell, the hardest part of Superstar Mode.  It's very 
hard to raise all of the characteristics.  Keep in mind that an actual 
rookie NFL player isn't going to be amazing in all of these characteristics. 
It takes time for a player to earn respect around the league and win over the
hearts of the fans.

A. Exposure 

Exposure is a way of seeing how well know your player is.  If your 
parents were big time Hollywood actors your exposure would be higher 
than it would normally be at the start too.  Exposure can be increased 
by winning a lot of games.  If your player performs well on the field 
and wins awards his exposure will increase.  By doing these things your 
player will attract a lot of attention towards himself.  Winning the 
Madden Bowl can also help.  

B. Visibility 

Visibility is a way of knowing how much experience your NFL player has.  
Visibility is increased as your player moves on in his career.  As you 
see his awareness rating go up, you will see his visibility rating go 

C. Appearance

Your appearance is the easiest characteristic to improve.  To raise 
your player's appearance you need to go to the mirror in your player's 
apartment.  Adjust his equipment until the bar on the bottom of the 
screen becomes green.  The more accessories you add to your player 
usually add appearance.  If your appearance is high, you will be 
rewarded with more movie offers and endorsements.

D. Marketability
The marketability characteristic shows how good your player is for 
advertising.  A high rating will here will earn you more offers for 
movies.  Winning the Super Bowl or an MVP award would make this 
category rise.  You're not going to be drafted in the first round so 
your not going to be well known.  Not that many people buy jerseys for 
a late round pick in the draft.

E. Popularity

Well, this is sort of self explanotory.  Popularity is how well liked 
you are by the fans.  To avoid making your popularity score lower, you 
should avoid running your mouth.  Not coming through when you guarantee 
wins will bring down your popularity.  If your player is quiet and his 
rating is still low you don't need to worry.  Only a few rookies 
drafted late become popular.  

F. Expectation

Expectations are what the fans, media, and the team expects from you.  
Expectations are higher for those that attend big name colleges, such 
as USC, Texas, etc.  Your expectations are also raised as your years go 
on and your player begins to progress.  Once your player starts to 
progress he will become a bigger part of the team and more will be 
expected out of him.  

G. Player Persona

Your player's persona is determined based on the way you answer 
interviews.  If you answer your interviews saying that your the 
greatest player ever, you're going to be labeled a disruption.  Many 
people are having a problem, wondering why there labeled a disruption.  
If you gurantee victories and playoff appearances, your going to be 
pretty disruptive.  If your player is labeled disruptive, just stop 
trying to do to much.  After a while the fans will realize that you are 
a good player.

I'm still working very hard on this section.  This is like I said 
before, the hardest part of Superstar Mode.  Feel free to contact me if 
you know something I don't.
Section VIII - IQ Test Answers

- Do you ever obsess over people?" say YES, because it's talking about studying
matchup film

- Goalposts are 18 ft, 6 in

- Carson Palmer's rating: 77.3

- say NO to the afraid of spiders question

- A slipper and a boot are alike because they are both shoes.

- 3-6-9-12; Which number is next? 15

- 105-92-79; Which number is next? 66

- 7-14-21;Which number is next?28

- 9-16-25-36;Which number is next?49

- 7-10-13-16;Which number is next?19

- 2-3-4-5;Which number is next? 6

- Joe is 4 and his sister is three times older than him. How old will she be
when she is twice her current age? 24

- If Mike runs 1 block in 60 seconds, how long will it take him to run 5 at the
same pace? 5 minutes

- If Sarah runs 1 block in 90 seconds, how long will it take her to run 4
blocks at the same pace? 6 minutes

- Which is the smallest amount; 0.1 -1 or -3? -3

- Which is the smallest amount; 0.1 1 or -1? -1

- Circle is globe as square is to CUBE

- Can u hear the sound of one hand clapping? Yes

- Which is heavier a pound of feathers or a pound of metal? both equal

- How many sides does an octagon have? 8

- If it takes two to tango, how many does it take to mango? 4

- What came first chicken or egg? egg

- Who was the best player on your team in college? The RB

- Peyton Manning is number 18.

- Vick was the number 1 pick in 2001.

- How long is the end zone at Lambeau Field? 30 feet

- A muffed snap from the center to the QB is a fumble? True

- Your glass is always half full

- Do you like practical jokes? NO

- Do you wish you were more assertive? NO

- "Sideways" and "athwart" have SIMILAR meanings.
- Which doesn't belong: Arrow - Sword - Bullet, Sword, it's not a projectile.
- All end zones are 10 yards or 30 feet or 360 inches The field would be 120
yards 360 feet too many inches to count.
- If Rick learns by going to school, and he gets better grades by learning,
does Rick get better grades by going to school? Yes
- I pay attention to detail.. Choose the one that says, You have two periods at
the end of your sentence.
- Have you ever lied to give yourself an advantage? No
- Irritate = annoy
- Wood is unlike copper and aluminum
- Fish is to submarine
- Reliable and Trustworthy have similar meanings
- Mother is to girl as Father is to boy
- Whale is unlike Salmon and Tuna
- Eagle most unlike Dog and Lion
- Artificial = synthetic
- Floor most unlike Mat and Rug
- Rustic = pastoral
- Sea Lion - Whale - Shark, Shark does not belong (not a mammal)

- If it takes two to tango, how many does it take to mango? 4

- Circle is to SPHERE as square is to cube.

- Have you ever eaten a turnip... YES

- Will you take the last piece of pizza YES

- Do you avoid exciting rides ... NO

- If you fumble, what do you do? Focus on the next play

- Curtis Martin led the league in rushing yards in 2004

- 2,3,4,5... The nest number is 6.

- What is the penalty for a chop block? 15 yards

- What is the penalty for a flagrant roughing the kicker penalty. 15 yards

- The hash mark to side line is 70 feet.

- The goal post is 18.5 foot and 10 feet off the ground.
- The width of a field is 53-1/3 yards wide

Section IX - Frequently Asked Questions

1. What year does Superstar Mode start at?
Superstar Mode starts during this past offseason.  
You will be entered into the draft with players such as Alex Smith and 
Braylon Edwards.  

2. How many years can you play Superstar Mode?
Superstar Mode can go as long as twenty years.  However, you can retire 
earlier then that if you want too.  You can retire by going to your 

3. Can I choose which team I'm drafted by in Superstar Mode?
No.  You can't choose which team you are drafted by.  The draft is done 
randomly, based on the teams need for a certain position.  If you want 
you can demand a trade but, people will label you as a disruptive 

4. Should I create a player using Madden or import my player from NCAA 
or NFL Street 2?
Your player WILL be better if you import your player from NCAA 06 or 
NFL Street 2.  You will be drafted earlier in the draft too.

5. I don't want to create a player.  Can I use a player that's already 
in the NFL?
No.  You need to create or import a player in Superstar Mode.  You 
aren't able to use any veteran players.

6.  Can I use more then one player in Superstar Mode?
You can only use one player in Superstar Mode.

7.  Will Superstar Mode be in the same mode as Franchise Mode?
No.  These two modes are completeley different.  When you go to Game 
Modes they will be under two different categories.

8.  What's the highest you can be drafted?
The highest any player will be drafted is round two, pick one.

9.  How can I demand a trade?
To demand a trade, go to the City map.  From there go to your agent's 
office.  Then choose the option to demand a trade.  You can only demand 
a trade during the regular season.  You will not be able to demand a 
trade right after the draft.

10.  Which player do I control?  Will I control my Superstar Mode 
player the whole time, or is it like a regular game?
Playing games in Superstar Mode is just like any other game.  The only 
difference is that there will be a red circle underneath your player.  
This helps keep track of where your player is on the field.

11.  Can I reject a movie offer?
Yes.  You can reject a movie offer once it is proposed to you.

12.  Can you buy a house or a car?
No.  As your player progresses through his career his house will automatically
be updated though.

13.  Can you have a family?

14. Are there real agents in the game?

15.  Will I be able to holdout if I'm drafted to a team that I don't 
No.  If you wan't you can demand a trade once the regular season starts.

16.  Can I use Owner Mode?
You can't use Owner Mode during Superstar Mode.  You don't control any of your
teams transactions.  However, you can use Owner Mode in Franchise Mode.

17.  Is there any way I can edit my facial features?
Nope.  Your stuck with whatever you get when your drafted.

18.  Can you use created teams?
No.  You need to stick with the original NFL teams.

19.  Is it possible to go undrafted?
Your player will always be drafted.  Nice way to try and find a way to choose
your team though.

20.  Who is J.C?
J.C. is the owner of the Performance Institute.

21.  How do I view my contract?
To view your contract go to your website.  Then go to your stats page and click
"select."  Cycle through until you get to your contract details.  It's just
like Franchise Mode.

22.  I answered all of the questions for my movie script and it says I 
only got three out of four correct.  What gives?
Make sure you look for little things in the script.  Sometimes the punctuation
is different, which could be causing your answers to be incorrect.

23.  Can I choose which team I'm traded to?  
You can't choose which team you're going to be traded to.  

24.  How do I change my position?
You can only change your position when you first start Superstar Mode.
Section X - Contact Me

You can contact me by using the GameFAQs message board or the Gridiron-
Blitz message board.  You need to register before you post on either 
board, but both of them are free. 

Here are the message boards I will answer questions at:


Section XI - Copyright Information

Copyright 2005 Thomas Barnett

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