NHL Blades of Steel '99

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NHL Blades of Steel '99
Nhlbladesofsteel99.jpg
North American Nintendo 64 cover art
Developer(s)Konami (N64)
Climax Studios (GBC)
Publisher(s)Konami
Platform(s)Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color
ReleaseNintendo 64
  • NA: April 5, 1999
  • EU: September 1999
Game Boy Color
July 6, 1999
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer

NHL Blades of Steel '99, known as NHL Pro 99 in Europe, is an ice hockey game for Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color (as NHL Blades of Steel). The N64 version has Controller Pak and Rumble Pak support.

Features[edit]

  • All 27 NHL teams including the expansion Nashville Predators.
  • Western and Eastern conference All-Star teams.
  • Updated 98-99 team rosters.
  • Create-a-player mode.
  • Three game play modes: exhibition, season, and playoffs.
  • Season and Playoff state tracking in more than 35 categories.
  • Four player simultaneous multiplayer mode.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
GBCN64
AllGame2/5 stars[1]N/A
EGMN/A5.125/10[2]
Game Informer7.5/10[3]6/10[4]
GameProN/A3/5 stars[5]
IGN7/10[6]5.1/10[7]
Nintendo Power5.9/10[8]6.3/10[9]
Aggregate score
GameRankings59%[10]55%[11]

The game received "mixed" reviews on both platforms according to the review aggregation website GameRankings.[10][11] IGN said of the N64 version, "Konami's NHL Blades of Steel '99 title was plagued by terrible gameplay and horrible control and few nice touches didn't compensate for a disappointing and generally dull game."[7] Nintendo Power gave the same console version a mixed review over a month before it was released stateside,[9] while the same magazine gave the GBC version a mixed review over two months before it was released.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, Brad. "NHL Blades of Steel (GBC) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  2. ^ EGM staff (April 1999). "NHL Blades of Steel '99". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 117. Ziff Davis. p. 124. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "NHL Blades of Steel '99 [sic] (GBC)". Game Informer. No. 72. FuncoLand. April 1999. Archived from the original on October 21, 2000. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "NHL Blades of Steel '99". Game Informer. No. 72. FuncoLand. April 1999. Archived from the original on May 23, 2000. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  5. ^ Vicious Sid (June 1999). "NHL Blades of Steel '99". GamePro. No. 129. IDG Entertainment. p. 113. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  6. ^ Harris, Craig (July 19, 1999). "NHL Blades of Steel (GBC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Campos, Rudy (April 12, 1999). "NHL Blades of Steel '99". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "NHL Blades of Steel (GBC)". Nintendo Power. Vol. 120. Nintendo of America. May 1999.
  9. ^ a b "NHL Blades of Steel '99". Nintendo Power. Vol. 118. Nintendo of America. March 1999. p. 117. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  10. ^ a b "NHL Blades of Steel for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "NHL Blades of Steel '99 for Nintendo 64". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 12, 2018.

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