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Midway Home Entertainment, Midway Sports Asylum
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NHL Hitz offers an extreme interpretation of ice hockey in terms of both gameplay and presentation. Just as Midway's popular NFL Blitz games caricature professional football with exaggerated personalities and arcade-style gameplay, NHL Hitz presents professional league hockey with an emphasis on fast action and amazing plays over a strict interpretation of the rules or an overly sophisticated interface.
Features such as fantasy arenas, hidden and "unlockable" players and teams, and the signature "on fire" mode help define the attitude of this game. The 3D modeled crowd joins in the action too, pounding the glass or booing bad plays and tossing hats to honor three-goal scorers. Running commentary, a variety of skill-based mini-games, and a relatively deep in-game fighting system round out this addition to the Midway Sports Asylum line. Up to four players can compete together in this GameCube release of NHL Hitz. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide