Here at SpecialEffect we are often looking for games that don’t require too many inputs.
Today we will be looking at NHL 17 [PEGI 12] using the NHL 94 control mode.
Here we are playing offline but it is also possible to play online using this Control Mode.
Let’s have a look at the NHL 94 controls.
The offensive controls include left analogue stick for movement, square for sprint or hustle, X for Pass and Circle for Shoot.
The defensive controls use Square for sprint X for change player and Circle for body check, or tackle.
When controlling the goalie or fighting there are more controls but it is possible to play without using all of the inputs and you can also set the goalie to be controlled automatically.
NHL 17 is a fast-paced game, and if you are finding that there is a lot going on onscreen and want to be able to play matches, it might be an idea to try playing as the goalie.
If controlling the whole team is difficult, Be a Pro Mode allows you to play as one player for a whole match. When playing offensively without the puck, X will now call your teammates to pass the puck to you.
Double tapping Triangle in some situations will allow you to start a fight in-game.
When fighting in-game you can try playing using just one stick and buttons, or using both sticks. Here we will try both control schemes.
If you watch the controller on the bottom right hand side of the screen, you will see us changing controls part way through.
If someone else has started the fight, you will need to press Triangle to accept.
Let’s have a look at trying to fight with the sticks.
Practice Arena allows you to play one on one against the goalie which is great for practice
but also a slower-paced way to play the game.
There is also a mode where you can practice being the goalie against a team of players.
Shootout Mode allows you to practice shots in a more competitive way.
When the opponents are taking shots the game is automatically set up for the goalie to be controlled for you, but you can also select to control the goalie manually if you prefer.
Thank you for watching, and if you know of any other games that don’t require too many inputs, then please comment below to let us know.
At SpecialEffect we are often looking for games that don’t require too many inputs. Here’s a look at NHL 17 [PEGO 12] using the NHL 94 Control Mode.
NHL 94 Control Mode Offensive Controls:
Left Stick = movement
Square = Sprint/Hustle
X = Pass
Circle = Shoot
NHL 94 Control Mode Defensive Controls
Square = Sprint
X = Change Player
Circle = Body Check/Tackle.
When controlling the goalie or fighting there are more controls but it is possible to play without using all of the inputs and you can also set the goalie to be controlled automatically. See the video above for more information.
NHL 17: https://www.easports.com/nhl/m2
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Video by Joe Morgan and Bill Donegan
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