Lace up your skates and get physical. NHL FaceOff 2001 is the latest installment of 989 Sports' premier hockey franchise, which dates back to the very first year of the PlayStation. Choose from all 30 NHL teams in the 2000-2001 NHL season, including the new Minnesota Wild and the Columbus Blue Jackets, and battle for the NHL Championship. Try out 4 new play modes: Shoot Out, Practice, Tournament, and Draft. Other enhancements include a Line Manager that lets you control offensive and defensive play-calling, a Shot Aim Option for greater shot accuracy, enhanced artifical intelligence, and refined Icon Passing and Icon Switching.
& #8226; All 30 NHL teams and players
Pick your favorite team and thump your opponents with the aggressive style of gameplay found only in NHL Face Off 2001.
& #8226; New Shoot Out mode
Don't let the 20,000 screaming fans distract you while you & #8217;re going top shelf, glove side, or between the goalie's legs in this electrifying one-on-one mode between you and the goalie.
& #8226; New Practice mode
Sharpen your passing, shooting, skating, and checking skills before entering a grueling, physical NHL game where only the strongest shall survive.
& #8226; New Tournament mode
Fans of the international teams battle it out against the world's best teams and vie for the right to be the best hockey team in the world. National anthems, classic uniforms, and the world's best players are included. You think the Rangers and Islanders make for an intense rivalry--how about the Russians vs. the Americans?
& #8226; New Draft mode
So, you think you can recognize hockey talent, huh? Assume the responsibilities of a GM by drafting and trading players with the ultimate goal of building a championship-caliber team.
& #8226; New Line Manager feature
Select more than 12 different offensive and defensive strategies designed by real NHL coaches that will give your team the best chance of winning during a competitive season of NHL Face Off 2001. Dump the puck in your opponents & #8217; end and change your offensive line while keeping your defenders on the ice.
& #8226; New Shot Aim option
Control the direction of your shot during your back swing as you prepare to launch a bullet past the goalie.
& #8226; Real NHL announcers
New Jersey Devil's Mike Emrick and Darren Pang return to call all the frantic, fast paced NHL action.