NHL 97 (SNES)

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1997 edition of EA's NHL sport simulation series. Improvements in this edition come mostly in the graphical arena, with a refined version of the "virtual stadium" system that adds new camera angles (including the classical top-down one strangely missing from NHL 96), and polygonal players instead of the bitmap-based ones with motion-captured animations.

Other extras include multiplayer support for up to 8 players through network or Gravis's GrIP system, the option to create new players and trade them around, and the usual amount of EA sports licensed multimedia flair, including an interesting "Goalie Mask Viewer" which lets you observe the elaboratedly decorated helmets of 30 goalies.

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NHL 97 SNES League Menu
NHL 97 SNES Face-Off
NHL 97 SNES Goal mouth action
NHL 97 SNES Tackle him

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Total! (Germany) Dec, 1996 3.25 out of 6 55

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Terok Nor (20333) added NHL 97 (SNES) on Mar 11, 2004
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