Even with it's poorly implemented Multiplayer system and lack of a campaign mode, NHL 3vs3 seemed to impress Knight Carver over at The Game Vine.
Knight Carver writes: "NHL 3 on 3 has been built around the engine that gave us the outstanding NHL09. Though I was excited about this one prior to release, a comment from an early hands-on review, stating that this offered the gamer nothing more than a slight distraction, always stuck in my head. So, it wasn't with a great sense of optimism that I first approached this arcade release.
I was somewhat surprised by the absolute quirkiness and uniqueness that I was presented with once the game had full downloaded..."