Madden first appeared on the DS platform with Madden NFL 05, and left that platform with Madden NFL 09. Ostensibly so they could put a lot of time into developing Madden NFL Football for the 3DS, right? Wrong. This title represents an unfortunate step backwards for the franchise on Nintendo's fledgling handheld. Some innovations have bridged the gap between releases, but some of the oversights are pretty unforgiveable.