Thunderbolt: "3 on 3 NHL Arcade is a great idea. The latest EA hockey game, NHL 09, has shed some pounds over the winter with a diet that cuts out all of the realism and simulation that devoted fans have come to expect from the perennial franchise. Our overall roster weighs in at a slim 40 players and two teams. There's no room for stats, or much in the way of personality, here. That's not to say that 3 on 3 NHL Arcade forgets to include any new content."