This is hockey that'll knock your skates off, rattle your teeth and send every other game you've played limping off to the showers. Run the trap, pinch the defense, dump and chase - this is the only game that gives you the whole arsenal of offensive and defensive plays. And you're going to need it against players who skate, deke and check just like the pros. But in case advanced A.I., superior gameplay and killer control aren't enough for you, there's the most lifelike graphics you've ever seen. In fact, only one game is more realistic than NHL Powerplay 96, and for that one you need padding.