Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Developer: EA Canada
Ship Date: 2005
Score like a superstar with NHL® 06. Express your shooting style with the all-new EA SPORTS™ Skill Stick and light the lamp with highlight reel moves such as spinoramas, toe drags, bat-ins, and between-the-legs shots. Classic deke control adds to your arsenal by letting you manoeuvre around defensemen and make goalies dizzy before snapping off dangerous shots that can ripple the twine and knock the water bottle off the net. Own the ice like in the glory days of the EA SPORTS™ classic NHL '94 !
• All-New EA SPORTS™ Skill Stick : Deke, shoot, and score like never before with NHL® 06. With a tap of the right analog stick, pick your spot and execute brilliant signature shots while controlling the location of each shot with the new in-net targets. Unleash an arsenal of moves as you take complete control of every scoring opportunity.
• EA SPORTS™ R.P.M. Physics : New Realistic Puck Momentum (R.P.M.) means the puck is dangerous—hard shots can injure defensemen, shake up goalies in the crease, ripple the twine, or knock water bottles off the net to add insult to injury.
• Classic Deking Control : Movement on the ice is more intuitive than ever as you skate and deke using the left analog stick to move past opponents and make goalies bite and perform all-new incredible desperation saves.
• All-New Momentum Skating: Feel what it's like to skate on an icy surface. Player speed and size now has an effect on momentum and turning radius. During speed burst players push the puck ahead to breakpast opponents, while stopping and turning creates real-time ice trails.
• Creation Zone : Create-A-Player allows you to get in the game with the new analog facial sculpting controls. Add black eyes and scars to put fear in the eyes of your opponents. Create an NHL team in your hometown and build a dynasty, or edit any player in the league with an all-new player editor.
• EA SPORTS™ Online* : Take your game online and challenge opponents anywhere in the world via a PC, PlayStation®2 or Xbox® Live. Meet, greet and chat via the new and improved EA Messenger and then set up a tournament or play NHL® 06 head-to-head using EA SPORTS intuitive matchmaking system. Battle your way to the top of the world at the ultimate online sports gaming destination.
*INTERNET CONNECTION required for online play. PlayStation 2 requires Internet Connection, Network Adaptor (for PlayStation 2) and Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2) (each sold separately) Online play may not be available on all platforms. See product pack for details.