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NHL 97

MobyRank MobyScore
SNES
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DOS
85
3.6
PlayStation
81
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Description

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.

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NHL 97 SEGA Saturn First Person Helmet Cam
NHL 97 Genesis Throw-in
NHL 97 Genesis Game menu
NHL 97 Genesis ...another one...

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The Press Says

Electric Playground PlayStation Dec 04, 1996 9.5 out of 10 95
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1996 91 out of 100 91
PC Gamer UK DOS Dec, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Windows Nov 15, 1996 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamesmania Windows 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Games DOS Dec, 1996 B 75
PC Games Windows Dec, 1996 B 75
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 7.2 out of 10 72
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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