NHL 97

Critic Score User Score
Windows
85
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SEGA Saturn
...
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DOS
85
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Description

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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NHL 97 SNES League Menu
NHL 97 SEGA Saturn NHL 97 Intro
NHL 97 SEGA Saturn Main Menu
NHL 97 Genesis Team roster

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Critic Reviews

Electric Playground PlayStation Dec 04, 1996 9.5 out of 10 95
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Jan, 1997 91 out of 100 91
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1996 91 out of 100 91
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Gamezilla DOS 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
PC Player (Denmark) DOS 1996 89 out of 100 89
GameStar (Germany) DOS Jun, 1998 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 1998 85 out of 100 85
PC Games DOS Dec, 1996 B 75

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