NHLPA Hockey '93

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NHLPA Hockey '93
NHLPA Hockey '93
Cover art (Sega Genesis)
Developer(s)Park Place Productions
Publisher(s)EA Sports
SeriesNHL Hockey
Platform(s)Genesis/Mega Drive, SNES
Release date(s)Mega Drive / Genesis
1992
SNES
Genre(s)Sports - Ice Hockey Sim
Mode(s)Single-player
Multiplayer
DistributionGame cartridge
 
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NHLPA Hockey '93
NHLPA Hockey '93
Cover art (Sega Genesis)
Developer(s)Park Place Productions
Publisher(s)EA Sports
SeriesNHL Hockey
Platform(s)Genesis/Mega Drive, SNES
Release date(s)Mega Drive / Genesis
1992
SNES
Genre(s)Sports - Ice Hockey Sim
Mode(s)Single-player
Multiplayer
DistributionGame cartridge

NHLPA Hockey '93 is a Mega Drive/Genesis and SNES ice hockey game released in December 1992.

Features[edit]

Included is a single-game exhibition mode and a playoff mode (single-elimination or best-of-7), wherein the winner collects a trophy similar to the Stanley Cup.

The game had an NHLPA license but not an NHL license. As a result, the game included all player names and numbers, but not real team names or logos. This is mitigated by the team colors looking exactly like their NHL counterparts, and the teams are all in the same cities as the real NHL teams. The only real exception is that the New York Islanders are called "Long Island."

The Sega Mega Drive/Genesis version also included EEPROM battery saving, which allowed one to save lines and the ongoing Playoff, rather than use passwords as in the Super Nintendo version.

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
Mega92%[2]
MegaTech89%[3]

Game Informer ranked it the 20th best video game ever made in 2001. The staff praised the game's depth and strategy.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  2. ^ Mega review, issue 1, page 32, October 1992
  3. ^ MegaTech review, issue 10, page 34, October 1992
  4. ^ Cork, Jeff (2009-11-16). "Game Informer's Top 100 Games of All Time (Circa Issue 100)". Game Informer. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 

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