Get ready for an all-new game and experience Madden NFL from your mobile device. Madden NFL 21 Mobile is the newest offering from Electronic Arts in the sports gaming genre. 

Create and customize your character and rise to fame together with your team and make it to the Super Bowl.


In this article, you get to learn more about Madden NFL 21 Mobile, how to play the game, how to download, learn how to get coins and gems, and get some tips to play better.

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About Madden NFL 21 Mobile

Experience football on mobile like never before with Madden NFL 21 Mobile. Become the next NFL franchise team and make your way to the Super Bowl by collecting the best players in the game. 

Build the ultimate team and upgrade them to earn your spot as the top team of the league. Compete with friends and play in various game modes that will test your skills. 


Face-off with different teams and unlock different rewards. Speaking of rewards, collect all of them and share your progress across different platforms such as PC and console.

How to Download

To download the game, search for “Madden NFL 21 Mobile” on the Google Play Store for Android devices or the Apple App Store for iOS devices. 

Tap “Install” or “Get” to download and install the game onto your device and wait for the game to be fully installed before launching. 


Features and Game Modes

Madden NFL 21 Mobile offers a brand new experience for both new and old players of the genre. Upon launching the app, you can play solo, play together with your friend, or play against your friend.

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The app features a Season Mode where you are tasked to create the ultimate team and lead them to the Super Bowl, or join the Masters Series and take on different challenges to earn rewards.

Arena and Overdrive will test your skills in the game and don't forget to share them with your friends and see which of you have the best skills. Create leagues with your friends and challenge them in Leagues versus Leagues matchups.

The Basics

Madden NFL 21 Mobile features very simple controls and easy-to-understand mechanics. You can control the player using the joystick on the left side of the screen. Make sure to always use the skills available through the options on the right side of the screen.

You may also perform different actions in the game using both controls. For example, you can try to dodge from a defender by swiping left and right. You may also use the controller on the left and slide down to hurdle your opponents

To pass, simply tap the Play Art button and make sure to tap the receiver while the ball is up in the air. Timing it perfectly increases the chances of receiving the ball perfectly. Use the Scramble button for your quarterback to get out of sticky situations and get the game rolling.

Inside the Store

The Store is the place where you get to purchase items in the game. It is divided into three different categories such as the Featured tab, NFL Icons, and the Madden Cash tab. 

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At the Featured tab, you will see all the featured items in the game including booster packs and the latest packs as well as the Core Store where you can find the basic packs and bundles for your team.

The Madden Cash tab is where you can purchase the in-game currency using real money. There are different currencies used in the game such as coins and gems but Madden Cash is the premium currency used in most of the featured items in the store.

How to Get Coins and Gems

While you can always use Madden Cash for in-app purchases, many players still want to have the basic items first. These can be purchased through the use of coins and gems. You can still use Madden Cash to buy bundles that include the basic packs but save those for the more premium bundles within the store.

To get coins and gems in Madden NFL 21 Mobile, all you need to do is to play the game. Every time you play the game, you are rewarded with coins and gems. Collect those and once you have enough, use them in the store for basic items and upgrade them whenever possible.

You can also get coins from live events that drop significant prizes. Some of these prizes can be a hefty amount of coins and gems so always stay tuned for them in the game.

Overdrive Mode

Overdrive is probably the most popular game mode in the app. Access this mode by tapping ‘Competitive’ and select ‘Overdrive.’ In Overdrive, you start at the lowest league and make your way up to the top by recruiting and managing your team and its stats.

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Overdrive games usually last for about three minutes in-game and the goal is to get as many fantasy points as possible. 

Assemble a team and make sure that they have balanced stats such as Overall, Defense, Offense, and Special. 

These stats will help determine the performance of your team however, you still get to control the game.

Playing Overdrive

Once you are ready, you will be matched against a player with similar skills or experience levels. You will be in charge of the offensive plays while the AI takes care of the defensive side. 

Every time you win the game you will receive fantasy points but you also get bonus points for performing different tricks or completing achievements such as scoring touchdowns or rushing yards.

Winning also earns you fans which will help you rank up from one league to the next and losing will also lose your fans apart from not getting any of the rewards. Each time you earn a point, you also get a bonus pack that contains 50 stamina, 1,000 coins, and many more rewards.

Tips to Play

With its gameplay very similar to the old Madden video games, it can take several tries for you to perfect your skill in the grid.

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It's not difficult to pick up the game and play it well but it can be hard enough for those who are still new to the genre. 

With that, here are some tips for new players that will help you get a good grasp of the game.

Take Advantage of the Training Camp

When you are playing Madden NFL 21 Mobile for the first time, you will start with the training camp. Training camp will not deplete your resources in the game and instead allow you to get a decent amount of stamina for your other games. 

Make sure to take advantage of the training camp especially when you are still new to the game to learn more about the mechanics and how to play the game.

The training camp is also good for those who have run out of stamina in the game. It will give you a decent amount just enough to move forward with your missions at the Masters Series.

Building Your Roster

Once you are done with the tutorial and have opened a few packs to build your team, you will notice that not a lot of them are high-ranking players. It's normal to have these types of players since you will be upgrading them throughout the entire game. 

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Once you have assessed the team's strengths and weaknesses, check out the Live Auctions tab at the Marketplace so you can purchase some players to help improve your entire team. 

Make sure not to spend all your resources on one player or players that are five to ten points above your current ones. 

You may also get good players through the use of card packs. While it is based on luck, you always get a group of players with varying ratings so you will always get something out of opening a pack. Card packs are great to fill in some roles in your team.

Play Offensively

When it comes to playing the game, make sure to play as offensively as possible. The artificial intelligence (AI) will do all the defense for you to focus on doing the offense right. Running is always the best aggressive option that you can do against the AI in this game. 

Complete each pass by throwing short. Limit any errors in tapping from passing by throwing in shorter distances than having to cover a large area. Additionally, you don't have to wait for a long time for the receiver to get open.


EA has established themselves as the pioneers for sports games and with their current venture into the mobile gaming space with Madden NFL 21 Mobile, they have solidified themselves as the leader of a sports game on different platforms. 

Filled with great features and action-packed game modes, Madden NFL 21 Mobile is on its way to becoming a top-notch mobile sports video game.