For many years, gamers had the option of purchasing a print strategy guide to go along with their purchase of Madden. Times have changed though and just like you can’t go to Blockbuster and rent a movie, you can no longer buy a print strategy guide for Madden 21.
Just like Netflix came along and allowed you to stream your favorite movies directly to your television, technology has changed the way Madden 21 strategies are delivered.
The official Prima strategy guide for Madden was great but it had a few glaring weaknesses. First, it was written months before the game comes out. That means it was extremely helpful for the first week but after that once the millions of people who purchase Madden every year had found new money plays and strategies the guide would be quickly rendered useless.
From a team perspective, you have all kinds of things that the official guide couldn’t cover. Roster updates happen, breakout players emerge, players get injured or have a bad year. A Madden 21 guide written in June won’t be of very much use in September much less December or the next year.
From a gameplay perspective, overly effective plays that work when Madden 21 is first released get patched by EA relatively quickly. There is no way for the Madden NFL 21 official print strategy guide to take that into account. So it could be recommending a play that was so effective at one point that it was considered overpowered by EA Sports and they took measures to fix it. If you had the official print guide, you would continue calling that same play, not realizing that it no longer works.
Another issue that the print guide had was that it was so bulky. You couldn’t discreetly view the guide on your phone or computer at work. It barely could fit into a backpack. The point that technology has gotten to now, you can just pull up the Madden School app on your phone or login to our website and have instant access to all of the best Madden 21 tips and schemes.
If a new blitz is sweeping the community and you want to find out how to run it, the print guide is of very little value to you because it was written months ago. However, with the Madden School digital ebooks and strategy guides, you get the most up to date information throughout the entire year.
Madden School Unlimited is more expensive than the print guide but much more thorough. Each year we release 8-12 guides with written breakdowns, images, and (most importantly) videos. The print guide is just 1 guide and only includes text and images. There is no way to show videos in a physical book. It is so much easier to understand how to do something if you can see it being done right in front of your eyes. And if you have any questions about how to do something, help is available right away!
Typically, a digital guide for Madden 21 from a reputable website will cost you around $30. If you were to buy all of the guides individually, it would easily run you a few hundred dollars. That seemed a little ridiculous to us for Madden tips and many of our customers asked if there was a way to get all of the content we release for a discounted price.
To take care of those customers who had been loyal to us for over 10 years, we launched a program in 2015 called Madden School Unlimited and it quickly became our top selling product.
MS Unlimited is $59.99 per year and it comes with every single guide we release for the entire year, access to our members only app, and unrivaled 24/7 priority support. You can use the coupon code, “DIGITAL” to get 20% off bringing the total down to $47.99.
This is less than the price of just 2 guides but you get 10-15 of the highest quality guides along with a whole host of other perks. That is part of the reason that we are so proud and humbled that 81% of our customers return each year to continue supporting us.
If you were someone who purchased the print strategy guide for Madden every year and is disappointed that they no longer offer it, give us a try for Madden 21. If you aren’t sure yet if Madden School Unlimited is right for you, check out our free offensive tips and free defensive tips or get into contact with us about any questions you have. We are always happy to help!