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  • Summary: Gretzky NHL 2006 for PSP hits the virtual ice with two all-new modes, 3-on-3 and Ladder, which offer gamers a quick arcade-style experience. Returning features include Quick Game, Exhibition and Season Modes, along with a revamped shot meter for the perfect one-timer. For gamers on the go, Gretzky NHL 2006 for PSP offers multiplayer gameplay locally via Ad Hoc Mode, or across the nation via Infrastructure Mode. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. The game has seen a remarkable improvement since the previous Gretzky NHL released at the handheld’s launch, but it still isn’t quite where it needs to be and probably can’t compete yet with 2K Sports’ or EA Sports’ versions if and when they come out for the PSP.
  2. The sound effects definitely help the audio package since they are in tact and quite forceful.
  3. There isn’t much depth to the single-player game, but having a season mode is a nice addition.
  4. 70
    Gretzky '06 piles up some new features, does a better job of tracking franchise info, and has the AHL license for minor-league teams. It does not, however, come close to equaling the on-ice fun of "NHL 2k6" or "NHL '06."
  5. For players prepared to risk finger cramp, wrist lock, eye strain, and cracked patience in order to make the transitional skill demands laid down by the merciless gameplay, the experience is never anything less than rewarding.
  6. A fairly lackluster game of hockey that doesn't really need to be in your PSP collection.
  7. 38
    While the game controls nicely, the frame rate is bad, the gameplay is bland and boring; there’s simply no fun to be found in the title. Simply put, it’s a bad port of an already bad PS2 game.

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