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.


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Electric Playground PlayStation Dec 04, 1996 9.5 out of 10 95
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 1996 93 out of 100 93
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Gamezilla DOS 1996 90 out of 100 90
Joypad SEGA Saturn Dec, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
High Score DOS Nov, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Games Windows Dec, 1996 B 75
Video Games PlayStation Nov, 1996 71 out of 100 71
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Feb 13, 2005 D- 16


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