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NHL Powerplay '96 (SEGA Saturn)

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Description

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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NHL Powerplay '96 SEGA Saturn Setting up the style of play
NHL Powerplay '96 SEGA Saturn Ingame - sort of bird's eye
NHL Powerplay '96 SEGA Saturn Game selection
NHL Powerplay '96 SEGA Saturn Ingame, the camera with a more distant view

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Electric Playground Aug 27, 1996 10 out of 10 100
Edge May, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) May, 1996 8 out of 10 80

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ClydeFrog (10069) added NHL Powerplay '96 (SEGA Saturn) on Feb 03, 2005
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