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Madden NFL 2003 Cheats Boxshot
  • Developer: EA Tiburon
  • Publisher: EA Sports
  • Genre: Sports Traditional Football
  • Release Date: Aug 12, 2002
  • ESRB: Everyone
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Various Cheats and Hints

Unlimited Creation Points
Go to "Rosters", then choose "Edit Player". Select the players that you want to be rated 99. Go to his attributes, then increase everything.

Easy Tokens
Play two-minute drill and choose to play four players, all with your profile. Set "Fire" the defense and the Vikings as your teams. Next, use Singleback 4WR All Streaks for touchdowns all day.

Change songs
Press R + X to go forward or L + X to go back to access all songs.

Cheerleader And Pump Up Crowd Cards
Successfully complete the "Game Situation" challenges in mini-camp mode. The Cheerleader or Pump Up Crowd Cards for the team used will be unlocked.

Cheerleader Cards And Game Cheats
Get a gold rank in any event on the All Pro, Pro and Rookie levels.

Deion Sanders
Get a gold rank in the DB Swat drill in mini-camp mode under the All-Madden level.

Gale Sayers
Get a gold rank in the RB Ground Attack drill in mini-camp mode under the All-Madden level.

Mike Singletar
Get a gold rank in the LB Chase and Tackle drill in mini-camp mode under the All-Madden level.

Over The Shoulder Catch
When throwing the ball to a receiver that is running a fly route, lob the pass (tap the button) instead of throwing a bullet (holding the button). The receiver should catch the ball over his shoulder.

Better quarterback accuracy
Note what kind of quarterback you are passing with. If you have someone such as Kurt Warner, you may have better accuracy if you set your feet, then throw the ball. If you have someone like Donovan McNabb, you might have better luck throwing on the run.

Better draft pick
If you have a first place team and you know its going to be very late in the draft, trade with a last place team. Sometimes you can even get a first and second round pick for just your first. This is a very good way to get young players on your already good team.

Get Any Player
Use the following trick to get any player in a trade without the other team rejecting. In the franchise mode, create a player as a quarterback and move his attributes until you get to 99 points. Then, put his injury and stamina down to 0. This will not change the attribute point level. Sign him as a free agent then trade him to any team for anybody you want. When you play the team he is playing for, after a couple of plays he will either become injured or will be taken out of the game for his weak stamina. No team will refuse your trade and you will have any player you want on your team.

Easier Gold In Mini-Camp Mode
Create a player and trade him to the team that you are doing the drill with. Make sure that the created player is playing the position of the person that you are trying to complete the drill with. For example, Ronde Barber is the corner back in the Defensive Swat Pass drill. If you create a corner back and make his attributes all 99, put him on the Buccaneers and make him the starting or number one cornerback. Then, he will do the drill. You may do this with any person on any drill. You may also make the people who you are going against in the drill "sorrier". If you know their names, go to their attributes and turn them all the way down.

Easy kick recoveries
Choose a regular kickoff play. If your kicker is left-handed, choose a Kickoff Left; if he is right-handed choose a Kickoff Right (recommended). Before you pick the play, make sure that the three players to the right and the three players to the left of the kicker are fast (90-99). When you are kicking, aim your kick as far up as possible and straight. Then, kick as light of a kick as possible (within the yellow). Make the players on the side of the kicker that the ball is landing run as fast as they can. If you kicked it lightly enough, your own players should recover it. Note: Once you catch it you cannot continue running; you will get the ball where it was caught.

Field goal block
Choose the punt block play. Substitute your fastest player into the returner's position. For a right-footed kicker, stand on the right side about three yards from the line. Go full speed when the ball is hiked and dive.

Punt block
Substitute (on Normal Punt Return) your second lineman from the left with a lineman that is fast (about 75 to 80; for example, Courtney Brown). Then, choose Normal Punt Return or any of the safe punts (not Punt Block). Take the new lineman and pull him to the outside of the line where the offense's blocker that is set back slightly is closest to the line. Next, either run straight past him or cut inside, depending on the blocker. If done correctly, you should be able to either tackle the punter or block the kick. You may have to fake inside and go around. Nevertheless, you will succeed about 70-75% of the time.

Good kick/punt returns
When you are receiving a punt, select punt left or right and run that same direction. You should see people chasing you, but if your blockers are good enough, they should give you enough room and time for a large return. When you are receiving a kick, select left or middle (recommended). If you have a fast kick returner who can break a tackle, run straight up the pipe. You should make it a long way for a touchdown or a huge gain. If you chose left, do the same thing as the punt; follow your receivers.

Better quarterback accuracy
Note what kind of quarterback you are passing with. If you have someone such as Kurt Warner, you may have better accuracy if you set your feet, then throw the ball. If you have someone like Donovan McNabb, you might have better luck throwing on the run.

Better draft pick
If you have a first place team and you know its going to be very late in the draft, trade with a last place team. Sometimes you can even get a first and second round pick for just your first. This is a very good way to get young players on your already good team.

Get any player or draft pick you want during franchise mode. After the regular season, such as during the playoffs or immediately before the Superbowl, go to create a player and make a quarterback. Make him 45 years old so that he will immediately retire when the season is over. Next, make him a 99 overall. Sign him from the free agency and trade him for any player or draft pick that you desire. You can do this as many times as you need, and can get ten first round picks and every player desired.

Note: This trick requires NCAA Football 2003. Go to Create A Player in NCAA Football 2003 and make players with all their attributes all the way up. Alternately, edit everybody on your team and make everyone seniors. Go to dynasty mode then go to the off-season. All of your seniors will graduate. Export the draft class. Then, on Madden NFL 2003, import that draft class and all the people that you created will be there. You should get some of the players that you drafted. Repeat this as needed.

Better trades
If you play with the salary cap penalties turned on in franchise mode, it is better to trade the player(s) you wish to cut for another team's draft pick. You will avoid penalties, keep your roster from becoming full, and get another draft pick.

Start a franchise and select all 32 teams. Turn off the salary cap. Start the season, go to the roster, then trade a player. You will be able to trade with yourself without the rejection or the team. For example, you can trade Clinton Portis for Marshal Faulk, or Ed Macalfry for Terrell Owens.

Get any player
Use the following trick to get any player in a trade without the other team rejecting. In the franchise mode, create a player as a quarterback and move his attributes until you get to 99 points. Then, put his injury and stamina down to 0. This will not change the attribute point level. Sign him as a free agent then trade him to any team for anybody you want. When you play the team he is playing for, after a couple of plays he will either become injured or will be taken out of the game for his weak stamina. No team will refuse your trade and you will have any player you want on your team.

When playing in franchise mode you can trade for any player you want without having that trade turned down. Go into the create a player menu and create a QB that is all 99s. Sign that player to your team then trade him to another team that has a player that you want. To make the trick even better, you can add another player from their team to the trade that is in the 80s -- this will be a 2-for-1 trade. When the trade is complete, exit out to the franchise main menu and enter back into the create a player menu. Go back into the QB's attributes and edit them all the way down to 0s and then go back into the trade screen. Take the second player in the deal and trade him back to the team for the created QB. You can then start the whole process over by going into the create a player menu and editing his attributes all the way up again.

If you want to get anybody (including 99 rated players) get Corey Dillon on your team. You can trade him for anyone. The only two players that you can get together are Charles Woodson (Oakland) and Sebastian Janikowski (Oakland). Also, play or simulate all but one week. Select "Standings" to learn which team is worst and trade with Corey Dillon for their first, second, and third round picks.

Cheap players that are good
To make a receiver go to create player and create the player as a quarterback. Give the player very low passing abilities (zero) and very high catching and ball handling levels. The player will cost very little because his quarterback skills are bad. You will have to sign him as a quarterback but use him as a wide receiver. His salary will never go up because he will not play as a quarterback. You can also change his number and attributes in the edit player screen. You can also make a dirt cheap fullback by eliminating his receiving skills.

Cheaper player
When you have an expensive player, you can release him and sign him for less money.

Cheaper created players
When the free-agent signing period appears in the off-season, go to the "Create-A-Player" menu and make a player with very low attributes. He will want a low salary. Then, offer him a contract. Before he accepts it, go to the "Create-A-Player" menu again and set his attributes to anything desired. He should accept the contract you offered him, and the other teams almost never bid on him.

Lower team's overall salary
One way to lower a team's overall salary is to cut certain players' salaries. You can do this with players that have low attributes but high salaries. To do this, go to "Rosters" and select "Edit player". Select a player on the team that has a low overall rating (anything under the low 80s) and has a high salary. When you choose to edit the players "Attributes", you will notice that his salary decreases. Do not change anything in his attributes and exit out. You have now made your first budget cut of the season.

Increase salary cap room
While playing in franchise mode, you can easily increase the room under your salary cap. First, look at some of your players with very high salaries. Some of those players will be very skilled, and some will not. It reflects the real salaries that they receive. Cut that player from your roster. That player will go into the free agent pool, where you can usually sign them for much less than they were paid before. However, you must be careful. Sometimes the player will demand more than they used to be paid.

From: Sused, Aug 21, 2008
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