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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 Genesis Team select
NHL 97 Genesis Goal!
NHL 97 SEGA Saturn Shoot out mode
NHL 97 SEGA Saturn Match up screen

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Electric Playground PlayStation Dec 04, 1996 9.5 out of 10 95
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Electric Playground Genesis May 27, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Player (Denmark) DOS 1996 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot DOS Nov 15, 1996 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamesmania DOS 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Games Windows Dec, 1996 B 75
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 7.2 out of 10 72
PC Player (Germany) DOS Nov, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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