Midway's NHL Hitz series is only a couple of years old now, and already the company has endeavored to give it a massive overhaul. Earlier this year, Midway announced that it would be completely revamping both its arcadelike Hitz and Blitz series with more simulation-styled gameplay. At the same time, Midway wants to maintain the fast-and-loose style and pace characteristic of both series. NHL Hitz Pro is the first result of this experiment, and, thankfully, Midway has not "done its hockey series wrong." The game is an excellent blend of the two styles of play and has enough options, on either side, to appeal to hockey fans of any sensibility. Above all else, the game is just a lot of fun.