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Description

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 Shoot!
NHL 97 Genesis Title screen
NHL 97 SNES Face-off for a foul
NHL 97 SNES Match Options

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PC Joker DOS Dec, 1996 91 out of 100 91
PC Gamer UK DOS Dec, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Joypad SEGA Saturn Dec, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 16, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Electric Playground Genesis May 27, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamesmania.de DOS 1996 85 out of 100 85
High Score DOS Nov, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Nov, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Video Games SEGA Saturn Nov, 1996 71 out of 100 71

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