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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 SEGA Saturn NHL 97 Intro
NHL 97 SEGA Saturn First Person Helmet Cam
NHL 97 SEGA Saturn NHL 97 Title in Intro
NHL 97 SEGA Saturn On the ice

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Electric Playground PlayStation Dec 04, 1996 9.5 out of 10 95
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jun 28, 2003 A- 91
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Dec, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Jan, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
GameSpot DOS Nov 15, 1996 8.7 out of 10 87
PC Games DOS Dec, 1996 B 75
Video Games PlayStation Nov, 1996 71 out of 100 71
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS Nov, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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