Hockey fever has been spreading, thanks to the Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, the NHL season is heating up, with teams fighting for playoff position. This downloadable EA Sports game is sure to spread the fun and excitement.
3 on 3 NHL Arcade [EA Sports Freestyle]
Available for: Xbox 360 Live
Rated: E for Everyone
Hockey is a fast-paced and exciting game. If you suspend the rules and add some arcade creativity, you’ve got an entirely different type of game. In EA’s 3 on 3 NHL Arcade, you can pick your favorite superstars and play a no-holds-barred, throw-down match against three worthy opponents, to see how tough you really are. Test your puck skills against up to six members competing at once, or take on a rival team with two of your best line mates. Either way, the hard-hitting action and big-time goal scoring of the NHL gets bigger with this classic arcade-style hockey death match.
STACK’s Favorite Features
Power-ups: These separate the game from NHL 10’s realism. Gamers can use eight different power-ups, from giant goalies defending the net to speed skaters leaving defenders in the spray. The power-ups mean no lead is safe, and skillful players can gain advantages over their opponents.
Trick moves: NHLers couldn’t pull off half of these moves on real ice, but with 3 on 3’s control scheme, gamers can move their players all over and perform serious, mind-boggling stick skills.
As an arcade-style game, it’s supposed to be a little off-the-wall and crazy, which makes it fun and exciting to play. If you’re looking for realistic game play, EA’s NHL 10 is what you want. But if you like quick, exciting trick moves and power-ups to frustrate your opponents, 3 on 3 NHL Arcade is for you.