NHL 2000 (Game Boy Color)

NHL 2000 Game Boy Color Logo shown in intro sequence


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Consoles Plus
Bien sûr, toutes les innovations possibles ont été réalisées et les graphismes remis au goût du jour, mais comme d'hab, si vous ou l'un de vos proches possédez la version précédente, l'investissement n'est pas, comment dire, euh... indispensable.
Officiel Nintendo Magazine
Pour une première simulation de hockey sur Game Boy, NHL 2000 est une réussite. Techniquement proche des versions 16 bits du début des années 90, le jeu offre d'excellentes sensations. Avec plus de 45 équipes et de nombreux modes de jeu, il y a de quoi faire... Hélas, les développeurs de THQ ont placé la barre un peu haut : primo, il est impossible de sauvegarder son parcours (seuls des mots de passe sont disponibles) et, secundo, il faut être un véritable champion pour arriver à marquer un but. Bref, une belle simulation... qui se mérite !
Total! (Germany)
Es empfiehlt sich für Anfänger, in den Optionen die Abseitsregel erst einmal auszuschalten, da eure Mitspieler sehr gerne vor euch in das gegnerische Drittel laufen, wenn zu spät gepasst wird. Bis auf dieses Manko kann NHL 2000 durchaus überzeugen und bietet euch eine Menge Spielspaß.
Daily Radar
Rest assured, it's in the game. EA Sports packs a lot of hockey action into one tiny package, including all 28 NHL teams -- and the expansion Atlanta Thrashers. Though small, the various offensemen, defensemen and goalies move with fluidity and can execute pinpoint passes, bodychecks, and various slap-, wrist- and one-timer shots. Players can change the bent of their attack by modifying lines on the fly and even tamper with the strictness of the refs' penalty calling. In gameplay, computer AI is sharp enough to provide a solid challenge, with enemy players oftentimes holding off on a shot until an opening presents itself. To complete the grand Hat Trick, NHL also allows for season play, as well as an icily cool shootout mode.
Power Unlimited
NHL 2000 is een goed afgewerkte titel. Belangrijke troef is de NHL-licentie maar daar zullen denk ik Nederlanderse gamers niet warm of koud van worden.
Mega Fun
Wie von solchen Sportarten gewohnt. verfolgt ihr das Geschehen aus der Draufsicht. Die Spieler sind dabei klein, aber fein. Die Animationen können sich ebenfalls sehen lassen . Erwähnenswert sind ferner die umfangreiche Statistik-Funktion und die Möglichkeit eines echten, einstündigen Matches. Für Eishockey-Fans ist NHL 2000 also genau das Richtige.
I'm a huge video hockey fan, having played the NHL series since its original inception on the Genesis nearly 10 years ago. The Game Boy version is a nice try, but the odd quirks on the AI make the game a bit of a pain to play. Thankfully you can turn off the offsides option, but that makes cherrypicking the net a whole lot easier. I just have to wonder, how much better would the game have been if it was programmed specifically for the Game Boy Color?
Although you have to give THQ credit for trying, NHL 2000 just doesn't work on the Game Boy. The developers should have spent more time tweaking and play testing it instead of laboriously transcribing the stats of the current NHL roster. Even hard-core hockey fans should avoid this title; it will start gathering dust on its first day of play.
All Game Guide
Overall, this game really isn't worth the time or the money. I think Tiertex was on the right track, but for some reason it completely dropped the ball once it developed a nice look for it.