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NHL 98 (Genesis)

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Title Screen

NHL 98

Developer: THQ
Publisher: EA Sports
Platform: Genesis
Released in US: Fall 1997


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NHL 98 is the seventh and last installment in the EA Sports NHL series for the Sega Genesis.

Unused Arena Names

Like in NHL 96 and 97, NHL 98 also features the unused arena names. The majority of them are still the same, with the exceptions being the Carolina Hurricanes and the secret THQ team.

Team Arena
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Arrowhead Pond Of Anaheim
Boston Bruins Boston Garden
Buffalo Sabres Memorial Auditorium
Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome
Carolina Hurricanes NC
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
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
Angry Legion (THQ) Calabasas Angry Dome
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 0x924DC, 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.

Unused Graphics

NHL 97 Title Screen Text

Located after the graphics for the title screen.

Mark Lesser Present

Located after the THQ logo are the tiles for the "and MARK LESSER present" portion of the High Score Productions screen.

Misc. Madden 98 Graphics

Located near the end of the ROM are miscellaneous graphics for the Genesis version of Madden NFL 98.