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NHL 96

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
83
3.6
SNES
83
2.8
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Description

NHL 96 was the first EA Sports game to feature Virtual Stadium technology, which resulted in a 3D feel and multiple camera angles. The NHL license ensures that real teams and players of the era are included, with a full league and playoff system. Many game options can be toggled - the infamous fighting is optional, as are the penalties and offsides. The control system makes it possible to execute one-touch passes, and several special trick moves to quickly advance the ball. As a bonus feature, it included 'Hockey Card' profiles of every player on CD, and interviews with the stars of the game.

Screenshots

NHL 96 DOS Title screen
NHL 96 SNES Face-off in your half
NHL 96 DOS Modem connection screen.
NHL 96 DOS Instant Replay mode

Alternate Titles

  • "NHL Hockey 96" -- DOS in-game title
  • "NHL Hockey" -- US budget release title

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User Reviews

The best sportsgame ever!! DOS Rantanplan (1711)

The Press Says

PC Joker DOS Oct, 1995 92 out of 100 92
CD Player DOS 1996 9 out of 10 90
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Nov 30, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Game Players SNES Oct, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Consoles Plus SNES Oct, 1995 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Joystick (French) DOS Nov, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) SNES Oct, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Total! (Germany) SNES Jan, 1996 3 out of 6 60

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Trivia

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • June 1996 (Issue #143) – Sports Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • Game Players
    • 1995 (Vol. 8, No. 13) - Best Genesis Game of the Year
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #18 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1996 - Best Sports Game in 1995
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