NHL Powerplay '96 (PlayStation)

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An early competitor to the EA Sports NHL series, NHL Powerplay '96 features motion-captured players, an NHL Player’s Association license, a variety of managerial options, and the ability to play seasons and tournaments.

It is the first NHL game to include a World Tournament mode in which the NHL players can compete against each other on their respective national teams.

In a time where developers tried to get the most from 32-bit consoles, leading to the "unlimited camera angles" blurb on many games, NHL Powerplay stuck with the one most people used, the overhead "behind the goal" view, popularized by EA's NHL series - and it was one of first full 3D sports games on the market.


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Alternate Titles

  • "NHL Powerplay" -- Saturn (PAL) cover title
  • "NHLパワープレイ'96" -- Japanese spelling

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Joypad Jul, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Video Games Aug, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Absolute Playstation Aug, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Absolute Playstation Aug, 1997 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Dec 01, 1996 5.4 out of 10 54


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ClydeFrog (10046) added NHL Powerplay '96 (PlayStation) on Feb 03, 2005
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