Tag Archives: Ice Hockey

Another ice hockey game, and this one is rather drab. Everything seems very washed out, and the “ice” looks like a strange mottled grey carpet rather than ice. This dull feeling extends to the gameplay, which is rather slow and clunky. Turning is…

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NHL Breakaway 98 was a very bland ice hockey game that paled in comparison to Wayne Gretzky – plenty of room for improvement, then. The second game updated the roster and…that’s it. This makes no effort to improve upon the first, and so…

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While we got plenty of versions of EA’s other sports on N64, but for hockey, this was the only one. EA’s NHL games on the Mega Drive were quite legendary, but for N64 it’s just another ice hockey game. This doesn’t feel particularly…

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Graphically, NHL Breakaway looks much more “real” compared too Wayne Gretzky, with human-shaped proportions and an ice rink that has reflections (although not of players). It also seems to be more in-tune with a proper Ice Hockey viewing experience (I presume) with organ…

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In December 1997, Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey ’98, offering no notable improvement over the first (pretty solid) game. Two months later, Olympic Hockey ’98 is just another version of Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey, just with the American teams replaced with those from the…

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Yearly sports updates are tricky things to review, as some can bring big improvements, some minor improvements and some just update the stats. The first N64 Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey was a decent game and this is no different – literally. Everything feels…

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Sports games are a type of game where you get as much out of them as you want, providing you enjoy the core gameplay. Seasons can be incredibly long, and lots of these games are similar (especially yearly updates), so for the most…

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7/7