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3 on 3 NHL Arcade is a fast-paced, loose replication of ice hockey allowing players to pick three out of 40 of the NHL's top players, and pit them against a team of three opponents.

Similar to the NES game Ice Hockey, players are rated simply as fast, strong, or all-around, with obvious advantages and disadvantages for each. Conventional hockey rules are not enforced, and players are encouraged to physically block and check their opponents often. Big hits result in arcade-style powerups, like giant goalies, speed skating, and freeze-tag.

Controls can be button-based, or use the skill stick introduced in NHL 09. Trick moves such as spins and one-timers can also be pulled off to gain an advantage or bypass defenders. There are no persistent teams or seasons, but players can set a variety of options before each game, including time limits, number of goals to score, and turning powerups on or off.

Players can play online with up to six players, though only local players on the same console can be on the same team.


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Critic Reviews

The Review Busters PlayStation 3 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP Xbox 360 Feb 20, 2009 B+ 83
Destructoid Xbox 360 Feb 27, 2009 8 out of 10 80
InsideGamer Xbox 360 Feb 12, 2009 3 out of 5 60
IGN PlayStation 3 Feb 05, 2009 5.9 out of 10 59
X-Power Xbox 360 Mar 12, 2009 5 out of 10 50 Xbox 360 Feb 11, 2009 4 out of 10 40
GameSpot Xbox 360 Feb 09, 2009 4 out of 10 40
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Feb 09, 2009 4 out of 10 40 PlayStation 3 Feb 09, 2009 Unscored Unscored


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