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Atari 7800All Game Guide (1999)
It is too bad that Hat Trick doesn't measure up to its looks. The graphics are reasonably attractive and the sound is better than the average 7800 title. However, the game play just doesn't rise to the same level. Underneath the attractive facade is a game as simple as many of the early Atari 2600 titles.
ArcadeThe Game Hoard (Jan 14, 2020)
Hat Trick condenses ice hockey down into a quick bite-sized arcade experience, but this simplification came with some unfortunate compromises. Controlling both offense and defense with the same joystick simultaneously means you essentially have to abandon one to focus on the other, making time spent as the goalie often come down to walling shots while you can’t justify moving the free player to try and intercept. The easily defeated computer player doesn’t do much to help, but even with two human players at the cabinet, Hat Trick’s systems are too rough to keep players around for long, not enough control provided to make anything but the confrontations at center rink dynamic.
Atari 7800The Video Game Critic (Aug 23, 1999)
It has become apparent to me that sports games are NOT the strength of the 7800. This one-on-one hockey game contains some very choppy animation and is about as fun as getting smacked in the head with a puck. The rink looks nice, but the players are difficult to discern from the overhead view. Control is unresponsive and the animation is rough, making this game almost as difficult to watch as to play (but not quite!). On a positive note, you can control the goalie by holding down the fire button. Overall this is pretty bad.