|Also known as:||NHL Hockey 96 (in-game title), NHL Hockey (alternate release title)|
|Developer:||Pioneer Productions, Electronic Arts|
|More details:||MobyGames, Wikipedia|
|Related games:||Sport: Hockey, Series: NHL Hockey, Series: EA Sports|
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NHL 96 was the first EA Sports game to feature Virtual Stadium technology, which resulted in a 3D feel and multiple camera angles. The NHL license ensures that real teams and players of the era are included, with a full league and playoff system.
Many game options can be toggled - the infamous fighting is optional, as are the penalties and offsides. The control system makes it possible to execute one-touch passes, and several special trick moves to quickly advance the ball. As a bonus feature, it included 'Hockey Card' profiles of every player on CD, and interviews with the stars of the game.
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