NHL 97

Critic Score User Score
Windows
85
3.9
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 Epic EA Sports Intro
NHL 97 Genesis Team select
NHL 97 SNES End of the quarter
NHL 97 Genesis ...another one...

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Critic Reviews

Joypad SEGA Saturn Dec, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Jan, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Feb, 1997 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot DOS Nov 15, 1996 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamesmania.de DOS 1996 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) DOS Jun, 1998 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 7.2 out of 10 72
PC Player (Germany) DOS Nov, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1996 3.25 out of 6 55

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