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With NHL '97, you can see that EA was content to milk its cash cow, putting out basically the same game as the year before. Minor enhancements include a "skills challenge" mode, national teams, and four simultaneous seasons. Nobody asked for these, so they hardly justify an upgrade. But it does deliver the same exciting action you've come to expect from the series, so you can't complain too much.
Obviously, the competition for your hockey videogame dollar is pretty darn fierce. There are quite a few excellent hockey games available for the PlayStation and Saturn, including the 32-bit rev of this game. But even still, NHL 97 for the Genesis/Nomad is worth your attention. It's much, much better than the weak SNES version I reviewed a couple of months ago.
||The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting).
||How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be
||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
|Sound / Music
||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
|Overall MobyScore (4 votes)
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