NHL 97 for Sony PlayStation 1 (PS1)
Electronic Arts' first hockey game for the PlayStation features 3D polygonal players with authentic names and numbers on their jerseys. In total, there are over 650 players on 26 NHL teams (plus East and West All-Stars) with ratings based on the 1995-96 season. Nine different camera angles will offer several different looks at the ice, including a Helmet Cam for a first-person perspective. John Davidson is in the booth to handle the play-by-play and will introduce each team in a full-motion video clip. Embark on a full season with complete statistical tracking for both players and teams, or if you prefer, take on up to seven players at once with a Multi-Tap. Other game modes include Exhibition, Shootout, Playoffs, and Best of Seven Playoffs. NHL 97 also features trades, 15 signature moves (dekes, drop passes, backhand spins, and more), a create-a-player option, the ability to sign or release free agents, and three different skill levels.