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NHL 98 (Genesis)

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Description

NHL 98 features much faster and refined gameplay (now using four action keys instead of two, removing the need to double-tap to perform some actions), along other new features such as "in-the-fly" tactics developed by Marc Crawford, then manager of the Colorado Avalanche and new commentary lines from Jim Hughson and Darryl Reaugh and a re-worked interface. Graphics are improved from the previous version with the players being less angular, and thanks to 3Dfx support, with less pixels showing in the textures. The in-game presentation follows a TV-style script, zooming in players while displaying stats during clock stoppages.

As far as game modes go, in the year of the first Olympic Tournament with professional players, NHL 98 introduced the first real international competition, with 18 International teams to choose from. Other game modes include Season (option to pick between 25 or 82 games) and Playoff (best of 1, 3, 5 or 7 matches) and a Penalty Shootout mode.

Screenshots

NHL 98 Genesis Title screen
NHL 98 Genesis What a save, what a save!
NHL 98 Genesis Choosing coaching style during a game
NHL 98 Genesis Playoff standings. Not such a fancy design...

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Jun 28, 2003 A- 91
Sega-16.com Sep 15, 2011 9 out of 10 90

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Trivia

Awards

  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1998 - Best Sports Game in 1997
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1998 – Best Sports Game in 1997

אולג 小奥 (169544) added NHL 98 (Genesis) on Apr 13, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69743), Kartanym (10778), Tony Van (2691) and Terok Nor (18488)