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NHL 98 features much faster and refined gameplay (now using four action keys instead of two, removing the need to double-tap to perform some actions), along other new features such as "in-the-fly" tactics developed by Marc Crawford, then manager of the Colorado Avalanche and new commentary lines from Jim Hughson and Darryl Reaugh and a re-worked interface. Graphics are improved from the previous version with the players being less angular, and thanks to 3Dfx support, with less pixels showing in the textures. The in-game presentation follows a TV-style script, zooming in players while displaying stats during clock stoppages.

As far as game modes go, in the year of the first Olympic Tournament with professional players, NHL 98 introduced the first real international competition, with 18 International teams to choose from. Other game modes include Season (option to pick between 25 or 82 games) and Playoff (best of 1, 3, 5 or 7 matches) and a Penalty Shootout mode.

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NHL 98 Genesis Controller setup
NHL 98 SNES Today's Game
NHL 98 SEGA Saturn Skating by
NHL 98 Windows One-on-one

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PC Player (Germany) Windows Oct, 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1997 93 out of 100 93
Player One PlayStation Nov, 1997 92 out of 100 92
GameSpot Windows Oct 24, 1997 9.2 out of 10 92
Gamezilla PlayStation 1997 91 out of 100 91
Sega-16.com Genesis Sep 15, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun PlayStation Oct, 1997 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Windows Oct, 1997 86 out of 100 86
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Nov, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Feb, 1998 72 out of 100 72

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Awards

  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1998 - Best Sports Game in 1997
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1998 – Best Sports Game in 1997

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