NHL Slapshot

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NHL Slapshot
NHL Slapshot logo.png
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series NHL series
Platform(s) Wii
Release
  • NA: September 7, 2010[1]
  • EU: September 16, 2010
Genre(s) Sports (ice hockey)
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

NHL Slapshot is EA Sports' first ice hockey video game on the Wii, released in 2010.[1] It was the first game in the NHL series since NHL 2005 to receive an E rating, mainly because the game does not include fighting.

Game cover[edit]

Wayne Gretzky is the game's cover athlete, and also serves as the in-game coach for beginners. This marked the first time that the EA Sports NHL series featured a retired ice hockey player on the cover as well as Wayne Gretzky's first appearance on a cover of a video game since Gretzky NHL 2006.[1]

Hockey stick peripheral[edit]

The hockey stick peripheral for NHL Slapshot

A miniature hockey stick peripheral was released with the game, allowing (but not requiring) the player to insert the Wii Remote and its Nunchuk attachment and simulate playing with a real hockey stick.[1][2]

This accessory has also been known to work with a few other Wii games that involve ice hockey, such as Deca Sports 2 and Mario Sports Mix, as both games use Wii Remote flicking to shoot the puck and the Nunchuk's Control Stick to skate.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 76/100[3]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com B[4]
G4 3/5 stars[5]
Game Informer 7/10[6]
GameSpot 8/10[7]
GamesRadar 4/5 stars[8]
GameTrailers 6.9/10[9]
GameZone 6.5/10[10]
IGN 8/10[11]
Nintendo Power 6/10[12]
Nintendo World Report 8/10[13]

The game received "generally favorable reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[3]

See also[edit]

  • NHL 11, another ice hockey video game by EA Sports, released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NHL 2K11, another ice hockey video game, by 2K Sports for the Wii and iOS

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Tilley, Steve (May 29, 2010). "Great One getting back in the game". Slam! Sports. Canoe.ca. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b "NHL Slapshot for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ Bailey, Kat (September 10, 2010). "NHL Slapshot Review". 1UP.com. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  5. ^ Thomsen, Michael (September 14, 2010). "NHL Slapshot Review for Wii". G4TV. Archived from the original on January 2, 2015. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  6. ^ Bertz, Matt (September 7, 2010). "NHL Slapshot". Game Informer. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ Todd, Brett (September 7, 2010). "NHL Slapshot Review". GameSpot. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ Grisham, Richard (September 8, 2010). "NHL Slapshot review". GamesRadar. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  9. ^ "NHL Slapshot Review". GameTrailers. September 13, 2010. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  10. ^ Splechta, Mike (September 27, 2010). "NHL Slapshot review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 1, 2010. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ Harris, Craig (August 30, 2010). "NHL Slapshot Review". IGN. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 
  12. ^ "NHL Slapshot". Nintendo Power. 259: 89. October 2010. 
  13. ^ Ronaghan, Neal (October 10, 2010). "NHL Slapshot". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved July 5, 2015. 

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