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NHL 97 (Genesis)

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Title Screen

NHL 97

Developer: High Score Productions
Publisher: EA Sports
Platform: Genesis
Released in US: Fall 1996
Released in EU: 1996


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NHL 97 is the sixth installment in the EA Sports NHL series for the Sega Genesis.

Unused Arena Names

Like in NHL 96, NHL 97 also features the unused arena names. The majority of them are still the same, with the exceptions being relocated teams and the additions of the All Stars and secret teams.

Team Arena
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Arrowhead Pond Of Anaheim
Boston Bruins Boston Garden
Buffalo Sabres Memorial Auditorium
Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome
Chicago Blackhawks United Center
Colorado Avalanche Nichols Arena
Dallas Stars Reunion Arena
Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Sports Arena
Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum
Florida Panthers Miami Arena
Hartford Whalers Hartford Civic Center
Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum
Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum
New Jersey Devils Byrne Meadowlands Arena
New York Islanders Nassau Coliseum
New York Rangers Madison Square Garden
Ottawa Senators Ottawa Civic Center
Philadelphia Flyers Spectrum
Phoenix Coyotes America West Arena
Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena
San Jose Sharks San Jose Arena
St. Louis Blues Kiel Center
Tampa Bay Lightning Thunderdome
Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens
Vancouver Canucks General Motors Place
Washington Capitals US Air Arena
EA Sports EA Sports Arena
Renegades Skate World
Team Canada Unknown
Team USA Unknown
Team Europe Unknown
All Stars East Fleet Center
All Stars West Fleet Center

Unused and Early Developmental Text

Starting at offset 0x91AF8, there is unused text relating to a non-existing team match-up screen.

Welcome to a sold out ^.  Tonight's National Hockey League game features the + *% and _ =#.

Right afterwards is information about an early build of NHL 96.

This is NHL96 Milestone 7.
Features first cut at season mode without awards and celebrations and missing some screens.

Directly after that is the rest of the old team match-up dialogue.

For { < is on a hot streak, but | is off his game. 
For } > is on a hot streak, but \ is off his game. 
The ^ crowd record is @ dB. 
Hit the start button to begin.  
Use the A and C buttons to cycle through matchups. 
Lately $ has been playing well. 
Lately $ has been playing extremely well.