NHL 2000 (PC,PSX) Preview
Publisher: EA Sports
Release Date: September 1999
EA SPORTS introduces an all-new video game experience for action and sports gamers in the newest iteration to its award-winning NHL Hockey Series. NHL 2000 adds dedicated 'big hit' and 'big deke' buttons to its in-depth gameplay. The game will keep hard-core hockey and sports gamers alike satisfied with a full dynasty mode. A faster, more playable framerate gives you better control. Strategic artificial intelligence tests your gameplay savvy, while arcade-like PSX features add extra fun to the game. Two-button mode makes it easy for any player to pick up the game and enjoy it immediately, while the depth of play presents a challenge for even the most experienced NHL fan.
New PC Screens(30)
Key FeaturesIn-depth career mode allows users to extend the regular season into a full career with drafts, trades and free agency.
Exciting new ways to score, such as, cannon shots from the point, one-timers centered over the middle and more.
Innovative button-mashing control for fights, means authentic "drop the gloves" hockey brawling.
New big hit and big deke button gives players big reward for aggressive play, but enforces consequences if overused.
Official NHL and NHLPA licensed product. Game includes all the NHL teams and all the NHL players.
NHL coach Marc Crawford adds new coaching strategies for the third consecutive year.
Revamped color commentary with Bill Clement joining fellow NHL broadcaster Jim Hughson in the booth.
New Fantasy Mode with dispersal draft.
Expansion Draft for the Atlanta Thrashers.
PlayStation Specific Features
Lightning fast framerate means increased responsiveness and control.
Bright ice surface contrasts detailed player facial animations and exact player uniforms.
Abrupt directional change using D pad or analog to avoid the imminent check.
Arcade-like elements include big player rewards for aggressive shots and motion blurred stick swings.
Two-button pass/shoot feature means two clicks and you are at face off.
Dual Shock compatible.
PC Specific FeaturesAll new motion-captured scripted off-play animations; new goal celebrations, see what players do in the penalty box, on the bench and squaring up for a face off.
Authentic crowd involvement – chants, stadium wave, and hats strewn on ice after home team hat trick.
Analog Joystick Control.
Enhanced 3-D accelerator card support.
Multiplayer options: 1 to 8 players.
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