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NHL Hitz 20-03

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
84
4.1
PlayStation 2
80
4.3
GameCube
84
4.0
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Description

This game uses the same three-on-three style that debuted in Hitz 2002. The 2003 installment has larger rinks, bigger crowds, a referee, and animated coaches. All 30 NHL teams are represented with motion-capture animation, and you can build your own players with the Create-Player option. The game's Season mode now allows for trades, stat tracking, and player awards.

Up to four players can play each other in exhibition mode. Season mode puts you into a standard NHL schedule, but you can change to a shorter season if you want. There is also a small numer of hockey-related minigames, such as keep-away. Franchise mode is where you pick and name your team, name your players, and play against other teams to earn experience points. Those points can be used to upgrade your players in categories such as toughness, speed, passing, and agility. After beating all the lesser teams in a tier, you can move on to battle a "boss team" for that region. Beating that team nets you some new equipment for your players, which also improves their stats.

Screenshots

NHL Hitz 20-03 Game Boy Advance The Oilers enjoy the fruits of their labours in this instant replay.
NHL Hitz 20-03 Game Boy Advance Enough with the formalities, time to drop the puck!
NHL Hitz 20-03 Game Boy Advance Get too rough, and you'll earn a trip to the sin bin...
NHL Hitz 20-03 Game Boy Advance Figure out if you want to play in your building or theirs...

Alternate Titles

  • "NHL Hitz 2003" -- Common spelling

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The Press Says

Game Freaks 365 GameCube Sep, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox Mar, 2003 86 out of 100 86
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Oct 14, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Xbox Sep 13, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Nov 21, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Nov 14, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Netjak GameCube Oct 03, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Gamesmania PlayStation 2 Dec 05, 2002 75 out of 100 75
IGN Game Boy Advance Oct 16, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Dec 20, 2002 14 out of 20 70

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