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NHL Breakaway 98 (Nintendo 64)

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This ice hockey game has a playbook-based AI system based on the teams' actual playbooks allowing for specific teams to play their actual styles, with variable player size, from big defensemen to small speedy wingers. There is a total team management system to make trades, improve coaching, create draft picks and send players through training camps, or even send injured athletes for therapy.

The inclusion of all the marquee players such as Lemieux, Gretzky, Messier, Sakic, Hull, and others is mostly mandatory in sports games. Also, the hints about how to play each team from NHL player Keith Tkachuk are a useful resource.


NHL Breakaway 98 Nintendo 64 Team selection.
NHL Breakaway 98 Nintendo 64 Title screen.
NHL Breakaway 98 Nintendo 64 Main menu.

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Video Games Feb, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Mega Fun Feb, 1998 86 out of 100 86
Total! (Germany) Feb, 1998 1.75 out of 6 85
Game Play 64 Mar, 1998 85 out of 100 85
X64 Apr, 1998 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot Apr 01, 1998 7.8 out of 10 78
Nintendo Power Magazine Mar, 1998 7.6 out of 10 76
CyberGames Jun 12, 1998 75 out of 100 75
Joypad Mar, 1998 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Mar 27, 2012 D- 16


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Xoleras (66094) added NHL Breakaway 98 (Nintendo 64) on Dec 07, 2005
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