The Wii version of Madden NFL 12 features additional control schemes, new in-game challenges, an updated franchise mode, revamped player models, and new social game types. Gesture-based controls are now optional, as the game supports the Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro for online and offline play modes. The Wii Remote can also be held horizontally for a two-button interface for those desiring a simpler scheme. The presentation features more realistic looking player models, touchdown celebrations, real-time stat updates, new post-play reactions, and other tweaks.
The franchise mode lets players build their dream team with the fantasy draft, then hire or fire coaches, negotiate contracts, and create players as the season progresses. To keep your job during franchise play, you'll have to make sure you meet or exceed fan expectations, turn a profit, and win games. Completing various in-game challenges will reward you with alternate uniforms, new stadiums, and arcade-style power-ups. New modes include "Road to the Super Bowl" and "Madden Showdown," both of which offer five-on-five or a full 11-on-11 action with friends. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide