|Genre(s)||Sports (ice hockey)|
NHL Slapshot is EA Sports' first ice hockey video game on the Wii, released in 2010. 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.
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.
Hockey stick peripheral
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.
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.
- 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
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