Game Focus: 3 on 3 NHL Arcade Review

3 on 3 NHL Arcade is a game that should not be a 10 dollar purchase, rather a bonus mode available in the regular NHL release. It seems as though this was simply released as quick cash cow or EA is finally planning on releasing an NHL game on the Wii and they wanted to use the HD consoles for testing. It is nice that you can create your own teams but it still doesn't detract from the fact that there isn't much else to do. If EA plans on releasing a similar game in the future, it would be better suited to either bring back the under-appreciated NHL Rock the Rink from the original PlayStation or putting in some sort of ladder option or tournament mode similar to arcade sports titles from the 90s. Game Focus can't recommend this game to anyone, including hockey fans.

+ Fast paced hockey
+ Easy to pick up and play
+ Good animations and renderings
+ Has online play

- Lack of options, blend presentation
- Better suited as a mini game add-on rather than a regular purchase
- Really annoying sounds

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