NHL 97

Critic Score User Score
SNES
...
3.6
DOS
85
3.6
Genesis
...
2.7
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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 Genesis Dramatic situation...
NHL 97 Genesis Goal!
NHL 97 SNES On the attack
NHL 97 SNES Face-Off

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Electric Playground PlayStation Dec 04, 1996 9.5 out of 10 95
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 1996 93 out of 100 93
PC Gamer UK DOS Dec, 1996 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
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 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
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Feb, 1997 88 out of 100 88
PC Games Windows Dec, 1996 B 75
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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