NHL Hitz 20-03

Critic Score User Score
Xbox
84
4.1
Game Boy Advance
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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.

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NHL Hitz 20-03 Game Boy Advance Choose your teams...
NHL Hitz 20-03 Game Boy Advance HE SCORES!
NHL Hitz 20-03 Game Boy Advance Morris flattens one of Edmonton's finest with a teeth-rattling body check!
NHL Hitz 20-03 Game Boy Advance Brodeur makes a tremendous save!

Alternate Titles

  • "NHL Hitz 2003" -- Common spelling

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Critic Reviews

Gaming Age Xbox Nov 08, 2002 A- 91
Game Freaks 365 GameCube Sep, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
GameZone Xbox Oct 13, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Vortex Xbox Dec, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Netjak PlayStation 2 Sep 27, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Nov 21, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Nov 15, 2002 82 out of 100 82
Operation Sports PlayStation 2 Dec 20, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Xbox Sep 26, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Dec 20, 2002 14 out of 20 70

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