NHL Eastside Hockey Manager
Championship Manager senes. Sports Interactive has now entered the mysterious world of professional ice hockey, ftesumably. the reason lies in its plans for world domination.
Whereas in Britain, nobody but the most avid Channel Five viewer gives a flying puck about ice hockey, in North America it's big business. With a baseball game to follow. SI would appear to be vying for the Yankee dollar.
As such, it's drafted in a young Scandinavian programmer, furnished him with the SI tools and a team of lackeys, and locked him in a darkened room for two years. The result is NHL EHM, which is undeniably infused with the look and feel of its bigger, football-based brother. At a glance you could easily confuse it with CM, were it not for the inclusion of photographs of rugged men with ice hockey hair.
The interface as well as several features have been lifted from CM, and as such it's a slick affair. And perhaps it's the familiar feel or the hypnotic flashing text, but it somehow drags you in, whatever your knowledge of the sport. That said, the bulk of the tactical stuff can be delegated to a head coach, although that kind of defeats the object of the game. Ultimately, it's probably the most comprehensive hockey management sim available; but in this country, who really cares?
Download NHL Eastside Hockey Manager
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP