NHL 98

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NHL 98
Image:NHL 98 Coverart.png
Cover art featuring Peter Forsberg
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series NHL series
Platform(s) SNES, Saturn, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Mega Drive/Genesis
Release date(s) Genesis Windows
  • NA September 30, 1997
  • EU 1997
Saturn PlayStation
  • NA August 31, 1997
  • EU October 1997
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • NA December 1997
Genre(s) Sports - Ice Hockey Sim
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, multiplayer online
Distribution CD/Game cartridge

NHL 98 is an ice hockey video game developed by Electronic Arts Canada. It was released on August 31, 1997 and was the successor to NHL 97. It was the last installment of the NHL series to be released on 16-bit consoles or the Sega Saturn.

Features[edit]

A match in a process between Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings.

NHL 98 took the NHL series ahead by introducing full national teams, although EA could not get the Nagano Olympic Tournament license due to lack of IIHF license, which Gremlin Interactive acquired. The Olympic hockey license itself was acquired by Midway Home Entertainment. Jim Hughson returns for play-by-play, this time joined by Daryl Reaugh, who provided color commentary. EA Sports also introduces 3Dfx Glide support for the first time in the NHL series. The SNES and the Genesis versions are the final games in the series to be released on 16-bit consoles. The Sega Saturn version has Mario Lemieux in it. He retired at the end of the 1996–97 NHL season, yet was still included in the game.

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 9.2/10
PlayStation Magazine 9/10[1]
Awards
Publication Award
PSM Starplayer

References[edit]

  1. ^ NHL 98 review, Official UK PlayStation Magazine, Future Publishing issue 26, October 1997