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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that NHL Slapshot is a simpler simulation of the National Hockey League than other hockey games. Players can guide a pro team through a full season, or compete in the career mode Peewee to the Pros. There is no fighting in this hockey game. IT can be played with friends.
What's it about?
NHL SLAPSHOT is a simple simulation of pro hockey featuring a hockey stick peripheral. Once players master the stick controls, they can opt to play 3-on-3 or 5-on-5 hockey games, take an NHL team and guide them to a Stanley Cup in Season mode, or participate in a variety of simple mini-games. There's also Peewee to Pros mode, where players can create a star, start them out in Peewee leagues, then advance to Bantam and Junior leagues before heading to the pros.
Is it any good?
NHL Slapshot is a great game for players seeking a more casual yet fun hockey title. The motion controls feature enough tutorials to make them easy to learn, and using the hockey stick peripheral feels pretty comfortable. Also, the game offers plenty of options for players ranging from full season modes with NHL teams to lighter mini-games. Although the game might not offer as much depth for the hardcore hockey fan wanting a complete sports simulation, it's still exciting to play, particularly with friends.
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