NHL 97

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1997 edition of EA's NHL sport simulation series. Improvements in this edition come mostly in the graphical arena, with a refined version of the "virtual stadium" system that adds new camera angles (including the classical top-down one strangely missing from NHL 96), and polygonal players instead of the bitmap-based ones with motion-captured animations.

Other extras include multiplayer support for up to 8 players through network or Gravis's GrIP system, the option to create new players and trade them around, and the usual amount of EA sports licensed multimedia flair, including an interesting "Goalie Mask Viewer" which lets you observe the elaboratedly decorated helmets of 30 goalies.


NHL 97 Genesis Throw-in
NHL 97 SNES Face-off for a foul
NHL 97 SEGA Saturn NHL 97 Title in Intro
NHL 97 SNES End of the quarter

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PC Joker DOS Dec, 1996 91 out of 100 91
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jun 28, 2003 A- 91
Gamezilla Windows 1996 90 out of 100 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Joypad SEGA Saturn Dec, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Hobby Consolas Genesis Dec, 1996 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot Windows Nov 15, 1996 8.7 out of 10 87
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 1998 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania.de Windows 1996 85 out of 100 85
Game Players PlayStation Dec, 1996 8 out of 10 80


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