NHL 98

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NHL 98
Basic Information
Video Game
EA Canada
EA Sports
Ice Hockey
Super Nintendo Controller, Keyboard
SNES, Saturn, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation and Mega Drive
Retail Features
This title has been rated KA by the ESRB
European Union European Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows


October 1997
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)

Microsoft Windows
September 301997

January 141998

August 311997

Super Nintendo Entertainment System
December 1997
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NHL 98 is an ice hockey video game developed by Electronic Arts Canada. It was released on October 23, 1997 and was the successor to NHL 97.

Features[edit | edit source]

NHL 98 took the NHL series ahead by introducing full national teams, although EA could not get the Nagano Olympic Tournament license due to lack of IIHF license, which Gremlin Interactive acquired. The Olympic hockey license itself was acquired by Midway Home Entertainment. Jim Hughson returns for play-by-play, this time joined by Daryl Reaugh, who provided color commentary. EA Sports also introduces 3Dfx Glide support for the first time in the NHL series.

Information[edit | edit source]

  • Cover: Peter Forsberg
  • Released for:
  • Windows
  • Sega Genesis/Mega Drive
  • Sega Saturn
  • PlayStation
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System (The SNES and the Genesis versions are the final games in the series to feature 2D graphics.)

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  • The Saturn version has Mario Lemieux in it. He retired at the end of the 1996–97 NHL season, yet was still included in the game.