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NHL Breakaway 98 (Nintendo 64)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Overall MobyScore (1 vote) 3.8

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Game Play 64
NHL Breakaway '98 est le meilleur jeu de hockey, mais ce n'est pas encore la référence sur la console.
Total! (Germany)
Mit NHL BA '98 unterstreicht Acclaim den Eindruck, einer der fähigsten Lizenznehmer zu sein, denn sowohl Präsentation als auch Spielbarkeit können gleichermaßen überzeugen. Eishockey-Fans, die Spaß an der realistischen Simulationen haben, kommen an NHL BA '98 nicht vorbei. Wer hingegen nur ab und zu ein schnelles, actionreiches Eishockey-Spiel wagen möchte, ohne in die Materie eintauchen zu müssen, der ist mit einem der beiden Wayne Gretzky-Titel sicherlich besser beraten.
Sans être un hit, NHL Breakaway est un bon jeu de hockey qui ravira les fans du genre par sa bonne jouabilité et son fun.
NHL Breakaway is another Acclaim gem, even though it is somewhat on the easy side. But, I think a lot of people will enjoy it and have a great time with it. Especially in the multiplayer area, which is easily one of the greatest multiplayer games ever made. Acclaim has done an exceptional job with this title in packing it full of options and modes and missing only a few, minor things such as a decent instant replay as well as a challenging season mode. This game is great fun and is for all hockey fans, and even for non-hockey fans and beats Midway's Wayne Gretzky 98 in every area. Buy it.
In the end, Breakaway 98 is one of those rare games that come along every once in a while; it seems to have everything going for it: great graphics, superb sound, unmatched control - a game that's just plain good in all of the categories. Breakaway 98 is better than real hockey.
Nintendo Power Magazine
This game provides a very solid simulation experience and several options that are superior to the options in the Gretzky games. The action of the ice, although more realistic in some ways, may not have quite the electricity of Gretzky, with its emphasis on fast, arcade action and high scoring.
Bien qu'on sente aisément que le potentiel de la console du ch'tit père Mario n'est pas poussé à fond, NHL Breakaway 98 peut se targuer d'être la nouvelle référence en matière de simulation de hockey, sur cette console. Jouabilité au top, stats et gestion bien développés. Une chose paraît claire : les fans de la NHL ne devraient pas être trop dépaysés.
The Video Game Critic
The single-player experience is pretty boring thanks to a CPU who passes up most of his good shot opportunities. Penalties are called completely at random. The crowd boos constantly, and you can't really blame them. This is just bad hockey.