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  • Summary: For the first time ever, EA SPORTS brings NHL to the Wii with NHL Slapshot. Along with it, the game introduces a revolutionary hockey stick controller that allows players to shoot, pass and body check just like the pros.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. NHL Slapshot is a game that any sports loving fan who owns a Wii should try.
  2. To say I was surprised how well NHL Slapshot turned out is an understatement. I was really just expecting a Wii version of the NHL Arcade game released on the XBLA and PSN last year, but to see that EA put a lot of love and care into this game and made it a game all on its own, without feeling like a dumbed down version of the 360 and PS3 games was very welcome indeed.
  3. 80
    An impressive and fun hockey experiment for Wii owners. Even the truly die-hard hockey fans will enjoy this immersive stick-in-the-hand experience, even if they're playing the "real" NHL 11 on the HD consoles.
  4. Sharp controls and an ingenious hockey-stick peripheral make NHL Slapshot a great arcade hockey game.
  5. NHL Slapshot is a nice attempt by EA to capture a larger hockey audience for the Wii. It combines a solid core game with a unique controller that works pretty well for itself. The result is a hockey experience that isn't bad if you're looking for something a little different and a little more casual.
  6. If the goal with NHL Slapshot was to create a fun hockey game for the family, EA made it. The game can entertain kids as well as devoted NHL fans. But be sure to play it with others.
  7. Nintendo Power
    If you can pony up for the extra sticks (the game comes with just one), NHL Slapshot is best enjoyed by a group of friends who don't take their hockey too seriously. Hardcore fans of the sport will be better served by NHL 2K11. [Oct 2010, p.89]

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  1. Jul 13, 2011
    Personally as a HUGE hockey fan i love this game. The games go by fast so if you don't have much time you can still fit in a few games! alsoPersonally as a HUGE hockey fan i love this game. The games go by fast so if you don't have much time you can still fit in a few games! also you can update the rosters to go along with real life rosters. As you may know you can play as the great one Wayne Gretzky. and no matter what team you put him on could turn a team from bad to good and from good to unbeatable. The only Problems i have with this game is how simple it is to score a goal. Any fast shot or awkward angle shot will 75% of the time go in the back of the net. Also the graphics aren't to well..you cant tell Wayne Gretzky apart from Patrick Kane. And the dekeing is..just horrible! it rarely ever picks up the motion sensor. overall its a good game to pass the time. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#83 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
#28 Most Shared Wii Game of 2010