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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.


NHL 97 Genesis Skills setup
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NHL 97 Genesis Dramatic situation...
NHL 97 Genesis Game menu

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The Video Game Critic Jun 28, 2003 A- 91
Electric Playground May 27, 1997 9 out of 10 90 Jul 16, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Nov, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Hobby Consolas Dec, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Video Games Nov, 1996 84 out of 100 84


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maestro33 (111) added NHL 97 (Genesis) on Jan 07, 2003
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