Rated 10 out of 10 by bruins72 Quite a surprise
As someone who had played NHL games on the PS3 since 2008, I wasn't quite sure of what to expect for a hockey game on the Wii. I had seen this game featured when NHL 11 was released, but I bought NHL 11 instead since I didn't use my Wii that much. Buying NHL 11 wasn't a mistake, but not buying NHL Slapshot certainly was. Not only is this game easier to play and more interactive than NHL PS3 games, it also includes 6 different leagues and the superb Peewee to Pro mode that beats Be A Pro on NHL 12 by a mile. I only have two issues with the game. One, the graphics, which are similar to the ones on PSP or PS2, and the fact that the rosters do not update beyond the start of the 2010-2011 season. There is also no online play like in NHL 12, but that is not an issue to me since that wasn't what I was looking for. Bottom line is this: If you or your family like hockey and are looking for a way to actively pass the time off of the couch, buy this game. If you are an avid sports gamer, graphics snob, or fan of online play exclusively, I would say buy the latest NHL game for Xbox or PS3. Great game!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Gretzky Game is unbelievable. Just amazing!
Bought NHL 2011 for PS3 before knowing about Gretzky hockey. What a mistake! Ah well i can always give 11 to my buddy for his birthday next weekend. Overall the game takes the cake by far, over any Xbox/PS3 hockey games ever! It takes a little while to get the hang of using the hockey stick properly, but once you do lookout! Gretzkys slapshot is 10 out 10, excluding the soundtack. Once you hear oleh,oleh,oleh,oleh,oleh,oleh,oleh as many times as i have you kind of get sick of it! Otherwise excellent for the casual/harcore/kid gamers out there! Way to go wii, no one will be able to touch this hockey game for many years to come! Can't wait for Gretzky slapshot part 2. Hopefully part 2 will have fighting in it, oh wait its Gretzky were talking about!
Rated 9 out of 10 by WIZARD91 This game is perfect for a hockey player.
I loved this game the first time I got it. It's awesome and you pretty much control everything. It really helps if you have the stick though. I've played with the regular Wii remote and it's a little harder but not much. I loved the sounds though. I know that I hate it when the music is still going when the referee drops the puck. Also. the juke box (music) is really good. It has all the songs that you would expect it to have. This is defently a game you have to get if you love hockey and have the Wii. GO RANGERS!!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by hugepensfan Awesome Game.
Overall the best hockey game out. It gives you a chance to feel like a real hockey player. The tutorial is a big help in understanding the game. Love the fact that you can start off as a small kid and work your way up through the hockey ranks. I have to agree the only thing missing is fighting. Great mini games for when you have a group of people that want to play. I was able to find a limited edition that came with an extra hockey stick. LOVE IT. GO PENQUINS.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Tosiracing Awesome makes u feel like your really playing AAAA
This is must buy if u like hockey. I bought new game with stick it is AWESOME. When u play with stick u think u r on ice really playing. Shooting and checking just like really playing. I am 34 i used to play ice hockey and now i can at home. My son is almost 3 and he scored goal. This is must buy u will be very happy. I have bought tons of games and returned them, this is one i will play for years to come. I cant wait for football game next...
Rated 10 out of 10 by HOCKEYLOVER1 OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
this game is way beter than 2k sports. this game is more realistic and has more action with the stick u use just like a real hockey stick. you shoot the same as a real hockey stick and even check people the same way as a real hockey stick. This is the best thing that has ever happend to me. belive me when i tell u that THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVER decides c.o.d for xbox. BUT STILL BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by SD3D11 NHL Slapshot
I'll start off by saying I love this game. It is so much fun to play, especially when you start as a peewee hockey player and make it to the big time. If you are going to buy this game make sure you buy the bundle with the hockey stick because I couldn't imagine how I could play this game without it. The only negative is this game has no franchise mode which is a real bummer, but still a great game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Trey13 great game
i bought this game about a month ago and this game is awesome. you basically control everything, like the direction you shoot the puck in. you can choose you favorite NHL team or AHL team and go for the championship. im going to keep this review short, its worth the money, you get a stick with it and its way better than the NHL games by 2K Sports.
Rated 10 out of 10 by progamer223 Best hockey game ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is no doubt about it: this game is epic!!!! Everything from the peewee mode, to the NHL mode, to the Stanley cup finals, is so much fun to play!!!!!! EA, you gat everything right in this game!
Rated 10 out of 10 by sabresfan9715 BEST WII GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS THE BEST WII GAME BY FAR. THE STICK IS AMAZING. YOU CAN PLAY ALL THE WAY FROM A PEEWEE ALL THE WAY TO PRO. IT NOW HAS ALL THE CURRENT ROSTERS. PLUS THE ANNOUNCER ARE GREAT. ALTHOUGH IT ONLY COMES WITH 1 STICK YOU SHOULD DEFINATLY GET ANOTHER ONE AT TOYSRUS OR BEST BUY