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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 League Menu
NHL 97 SEGA Saturn Main Menu
NHL 97 SNES On the attack
NHL 97 Genesis ...another one...

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Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jan, 1997 91 out of 100 91
Joypad SEGA Saturn Dec, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Feb, 1997 88 out of 100 88
Power Play DOS Nov, 1996 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot DOS Nov 15, 1996 8.7 out of 10 87 Windows 1996 85 out of 100 85
High Score DOS Nov, 1996 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 7.2 out of 10 72
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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