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Print advertisement - PC Player 10/1997:
    Mit allen 26 NHL-Teams und über 600 Spielern
    Plus historische NHL Team-Logos und Trikots

    Bahnbrechende Motion Capture Grafiken
    Situationsabhängiges Checking und individuelle Torhüter Spielzüge

    Künstliche Intelligenz basierend auf aktuellem NHL Playbook
    Team scouting Berichte von Keith Tkachuk

    Hochauflösende 3D Polygon-Grafiken
    Mannschaftstrikots mit Nummern und Namen

    Komplettes Team-Management
    Eigens kreierte Spieler können entwickelt, verbessert, unter Vertrag genommen und verkauft werden.


    Keith Tkachuk
    1996-97 NHL Goal Scoring Champion

    Variable Spieler Größen
    Von Mammut-Verträgen bis superschnelle Stürmer

    Der Unterschied zwischen Gewinnen und Verlieren liegt im Detail: Penalty killing. Gutes Checking. Perfektes Linienspiel. Gute Lauftechnik. Umfahren von Spurrillen im Eis. Lücken in der Abwehr zu Punkten verwerten... Oder glaubst Du es sollte anders sein?

    Noch nie war Eishockey so cool!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (194635) on Apr 16, 2010.

Back of N64 Box (EN/German/French/Spanish/Italian/Dutch):
    Supporting Nintendo 64’'s Hi-Res Mode and featuring Acclaim Sport' Proprietary Motion Capture Animation, NHL Breakaway’ '98 has all 26 NHL’ teams and over 600 players, full Rumble Pak’ support, create-a-player, momentum-based checking, 5 gameplay modes, complete stat tracking, NHL playbook based A.I. and Total Team Management!

    NHL Breakaway’'98 unterstützt den Hi-Res-Modus des Nintendo 64’ und enthält Motion Capture-Animationen von Acclaim Sports. Mit allen 26 NHL’-Teams und über 600 Spielern ist NHLBreakaway’ '98 ein wahres Kraftpaket voller packender Features: Rumble Pak’-Unterstützung, Spielergestaltung, tempoabhängiges Checking-System, 5 Gameplay-Modi, umfassende Statistiken, KI auf der Grundlage der offiziellen NHL-Spielregeln und komplettes Team-Management!

    Spécialement conçu pour le mode haute résolution de la Nintendo 64’ et pour la fonction d'animation en capture de mouvements développée par Acclaim Sports, NHL Breakaway’ '98 vous permet de retrouver les 26 équipes de la NHL’ et plus de 600 joueurs! Vous apprécierez également ses nombreuses fonctions: prise en charge intégrale du Rumble Pak’, création de joueurs, charges influencées par la vitesse du patineur, 5 modes de jeu, visualisation de toutes les statistiques, I.A. basée sur les tactiques des équipes de la NHL et fonctions permettant une gestion complète des équipes!

    ¡Además de ser compatible con la modalidad de alta resolución de la Nintendo 64’ y utilizar el sistema de animación basado en la captación de movimientos exclusivo de los juegos de deportes de Acclaim, NHL Breakaway’ '98 te ofrece los 26 equipos de la NHL’ al completo con más de 600 jugadores, compatibilidad total con el Rumble Pak’, la posibilidad de crear tus propios jugadores, un sistema de placajes basado en las características f´sicas de los jugadores, 5 modalidades de juego, seguimiento completo de estad´sticas, un cuaderno de tácticas de juego de la NHL con inteligencia artificial y una gestión total del equipo!

    Supportando la modalità ad alta risoluzione Nintendo 64’ e utilizzando l'esclusiva animazione cattura immagine dell'Acclaim Sports, NHL Breakaway’ '98 offre 26 squadre NHL’ e oltre 600 giocatori, il supporto totale di Rumble Pak’, il crea-un-giocatore, dei contrasti appassionanti, 5 modalità di gioco, la tenuta di tutte le statistiche, un'Intelligenza Artificiale fondata sulle regole di gioco dell'NHL e la gestione globale della squadra!

    NHL Breakaway’ '98 maakt gebruikt van de hoge resolutie mode van de Nintendo 64’ en Proprietary Motion Capture Animation van Acclaim Sports, heeft alle 26 NHL’ teams en meer dan 600 spelers, volledige ondersteuning voor Rumble Pak’, de mogelijkheid tot het zelf maken van een speler, momentum-based checking, 5 gameplay modes, volledige wedstrijdgegevens, NHL’ playbook A.I. en Total Team Management!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66885) on Dec 10, 2005. – Nintendo 64:
    The sporting squad at Iguana West rolls out NHL Breakaway 98, a feature-rich puckfest that comes down four-square for realistic simulation instead of glitzy arcade action.

    Even before you select your team, you can configure a match according to a mind-boggling 26 options. There are three difficulty settings, five game-speed settings, three goalie difficulty settings, four referee settings and a choice of automatic or manual line changes. You can set the volume for four different audio tracks (announcer, SFX, music and organ), turn off injuries, fatigue and fighting, and accept or decline standard rules for icing and penalties. To make things easy, you can choose default settings for arcade or simulation mode.

    Once you've selected your team, it's time to plow through a thick playbook. You can choose from two different offensive styles (carry puck and dump and choose) four defensive styles (one forechecker, two forecheckers, trap and backcheck), three levels of contact, defensive pinch on or off, two options for the power play (three men high or low), three options for killing penalties and three options for what to do when you are two men down. Non-fanatics can always default to the recommendations of 1996-1997 NHL goal-scoring leader Keith Tkachuk.

    You can then edit your various lines, dedicating them to scoring, checking, defensive pairing, power play or penalty kill. Short descriptions are provided for each line, but you'll quickly notice that these tend to repeat themselves. Far more helpful are the charts rating each line player on 13 attributes, including skating, passing, shooting, shot power, stick handling and offensive and defensive awareness. Goalies are rated for nine attributes, including left and right glove and left and right stick. Sounds to us like the world's first hockey RPG.

    NHL Breakaway '98 features up-to-date rosters for all 26 NHL teams, plus the Eastern and Western All-Stars. Full 1996-1997 stats are included. Iguana even tossed in top international teams and stocked them with NHL stars. You can play an exhibition game, a season or a nail-biting shootout, or skip the preliminaries and go straight to the playoffs. Select International Playoffs if you want to stage your own Olympic hockey tournament.

    Budding general managers can sign and release players and swing blockbuster trades involving as many as six players. When you create a player, his name will appear on his jersey. Iguana even installed a feature it calls Total Team Management System, in which players receive points that improve their coaching options, play development, injury therapies and more.

    NHL Breakaway '98 supports the N64's high-res mode, resulting in polygon-rich figures that are crisp and clean. Players' sizes are based on their actual heights and weights. The action takes place in brightly lit arenas.

    Play control is as tight as you'd expect in a sim. While AI helps guide errant passes, you generally have to be facing the goal if you want any chance of getting off a scoring shot. The ebb and flow is much like that of an NHL game, with players jockeying for position even more than they jockey for the puck. Cheap goals are extremely rare unless you're manually controlling your goalie.

    NHL Breakaway '98 offers eight different camera views, plus reverse cameras. When viewed from a sideline camera, the puck tends to vanish on the far side of the rink, even when the puck streak option is on. It's better to pick an overhead view, which tracks the puck much more closely.

    Packed with more options than you can shake Keith Tkachuk's stick at, NHL Breakaway '98 boldly aims to be the gold standard in hockey sims.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (65883) on Dec 08, 2005.