NHL Hitz 20-03

Critic Score User Score
Game Boy Advance
...
3.8
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 Brodeur makes a tremendous save!
NHL Hitz 20-03 Game Boy Advance Jarome Iginla catches fire, which is apparently a good thing in HITZ...
NHL Hitz 20-03 Game Boy Advance Enough with the formalities, time to drop the puck!
NHL Hitz 20-03 Game Boy Advance HITZ gives you the option of playing a single exhibition game, an entire season, or linking up with a friend for some multi-player.

Alternate Titles

  • "NHL Hitz 2003" -- Common spelling

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Critic Reviews

Armchair Empire, The GameCube Oct 12, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox Mar, 2003 86 out of 100 86
Netjak PlayStation 2 Sep 27, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
PGNx Media PlayStation 2 Nov 19, 2002 8.25 out of 10 82
IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 13, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Nov 14, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania.de 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
Super Play PlayStation 2 Dec, 2002 6 out of 10 60

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