Conclusion: Midway Sports is based upon arcade-style, over-the-top sports titles that appeal to a broader scope of gamers. Their recipe for success continues with NHL Hitz 20-03 through various nice tweaks of gameplay and graphics and a host of new modes.
Excerpt: When it comes to over-the-top arcade sports games, Midway is as synonymous with the genre as Kleenex is to facial tissue and Styrofoam is to foam coolers. The company has carved out a nice niche with console franchises such as NFL Blitz, NHL Hitz, Red Card Soccer and the new MLB Slugfest.
Conclusion: (with the goalie as the fourth ice tenant) Hitz 2003 is a solid hockey videogame. The ONLY two penalties that are called is fighting (the game’s dynamics really change when it becomes two-on-two hockey) and running into the goalie.
Conclusion: NHL Hitz lebt von Emotionen und schnellem Gameplay, von einer fairen Lernkurve und hoher Langzeitmotivation, weil man ja wirklich alles freischalten will, was die Programmierer in das Spiel integriert haben – und das ist eine ganze Menge.