The hockey video game NHL Hitz 2003, often referred to as NHL Hitz 20-03, was created by Black Box Games and Exient Entertainment. Midway Games was the company that distributed the game. The video game was available on the Xbox, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and Game Boy Advance consoles. The NHL Hitz series is now on to its second installment. The Game Boy Advance version can participate in four-player link-up play by linking with up to three other systems for eight possible connections. Hitz 2003 has consistently increased underground popularity over the years, even though it was released more than eleven years ago. This may be attributed, in large part, to the game’s fast-paced, 3-on-3 style of hockey, which is uncommon in other NHL titles.