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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 SNES Face-off for a foul
NHL 97 SNES On the attack
NHL 97 SNES Goal mouth action
NHL 97 SNES Game Setup

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The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 1996 93 out of 100 93
PC Gamer UK DOS Dec, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Gamezilla Windows 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
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Play Windows Nov, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Game Players PlayStation Dec, 1996 8 out of 10 80
PC Games Windows Dec, 1996 B 75
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1996 3.25 out of 6 55


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