3 on 3 NHL Arcade

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3 on 3 NHL Arcade
3 on 3 NHL Arcade cover.jpg
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series NHL series
Engine NHL 09
Platform(s) Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network
Release date(s) PlayStation 3
  • NA February 5, 2009
  • EU February 5, 2009
  • JP February 12, 2009
Xbox 360
  • JP February 11, 2009
  • NA February 11, 2009
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

3 on 3 NHL Arcade is an NHL-licensed arcade-style hockey sports game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, using the NHL 09 engine. The game was developed by NHL 09's EA Canada under the EA Sports Freestyle banner.

A demo for the game is available on the PlayStation 3 version of NHL 11 and NHL 12. For NHL 13, there is a code to unlock the whole game.

Gameplay[edit]

The game is pared down to single contests of three NHL players plus one goalie per team, who are big head versions of their actual selves. The game allows for multiplayer online and off-line play. The game is played on a 'first to...' basis rather than within a set time limit, meaning there can be a near-unlimited amount of periods per match. Powerups can be obtained which can give advantages to either team.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (X360) 68.20%[1]
(PS3) 67%[2]
Metacritic (PS3) 66/100[3]
(X360) 64/100[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com B+[5]
Destructoid 8/10[6]
GamePro 2.5/5 stars[7]
GameSpot 4/10[8]
GameZone (PS3) 7/10[9]
(X360) 6/10[10]
IGN 5.9/10[11]
OPM (UK) 8/10[12]
OXM 7/10[13]
TeamXbox 8.6/10[14]

The game was met with average to mixed reception. In chronological order, GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 67% and 66 out of 100 for the PlayStation 3 version,[2][3] and 68.20% and 64 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "3 on 3 NHL Arcade for Xbox 360". GameRankings. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "3 on 3 NHL Arcade for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "3 on 3 NHL Arcade for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "3 on 3 NHL Arcade for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ Zuniga, Todd (February 20, 2009). "3 on 3 NHL Arcade Review". 1UP.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ Sarkar, Samit (February 27, 2009). "Destructoid review: 3 on 3 NHL Arcade". Destructoid. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ Ramsey, Andrew (February 13, 2009). "PSN/XBLA Review: 3on3 NHL Arcade". GamePro Arcade. Archived from the original on February 17, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ Todd, Brett (February 9, 2009). "3 on 3 NHL Arcade Review (PS3)". GameSpot. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ Lafferty, Michael (February 3, 2009). "3 on 3 NHL Arcade - PS3 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 7, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  10. ^ Hopper, Steven (February 4, 2009). "3 on 3 NHL Arcade - 360 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  11. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (February 5, 2009). "3 On 3 NHL Arcade Review". IGN. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  12. ^ "3 on 3 NHL Arcade". PlayStation Official Magazine: 104. April 2009. 
  13. ^ McCaffrey, Ryan (March 2009). "3-on-3 NHL Arcade". Official Xbox Magazine: 83. Archived from the original on February 13, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  14. ^ Nardozzi, Dale (February 4, 2009). "3 on 3 NHL Arcade Review (Xbox 360)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on December 31, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 

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