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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 Skills setup
NHL 97 SEGA Saturn Getting away with the puck
NHL 97 SEGA Saturn NHL 97 Intro
NHL 97 SNES Shoot!

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PC Gamer UK DOS Dec, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Hobby Consolas Genesis Dec, 1996 89 out of 100 89 Windows 1996 85 out of 100 85
Game Players PlayStation Dec, 1996 8 out of 10 80
PC Games DOS Dec, 1996 B 75
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 7.2 out of 10 72
Video Games SEGA Saturn Nov, 1996 71 out of 100 71
Video Games PlayStation Nov, 1996 71 out of 100 71
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1996 3.25 out of 6 55


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