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 SNES Face-off for a foul
NHL 97 SNES Shoot!
NHL 97 SEGA Saturn Getting away with the puck
NHL 97 Genesis Dramatic situation...

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PC Gamer UK DOS Dec, 1996 91 out of 100 91
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jun 28, 2003 A- 91
GamePro (US) PlayStation Jan, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
PC Player (Denmark) DOS 1996 89 out of 100 89
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Feb, 1997 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Windows Nov, 1996 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) DOS Jun, 1998 85 out of 100 85
PC Games Windows Dec, 1996 B 75
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 7.2 out of 10 72
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1996 3.25 out of 6 55


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