DescriptionThe first of three Wayne Gretzky games from Bethesda. It contains everything that could be found in a hockey rink, from big hits and fighting to icings and offsides. It's not only about what is on the ice but also outside, offering the player plenty of coaching options and gives you the ability to create your own players and teams.
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|ST Format||May, 1990||90 out of 100||90|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Apr, 1990||83 out of 100||83|
|The Games Machine (UK)||May, 1990||76 out of 100||76|
|Power Play||May, 1990||73 out of 100||73|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Mar, 1990||7 out of 12||58|
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DevelopmentThe NES version was reputedly coded in a single night.
Hockey League SimulatorData can be imported and exported to Bethesda's Hockey League Simulator, essentially allowing one game to play the hockey and another to manage the league.
- Computer Gaming World
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #111 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
- ST Format
- Issue 01/1991 – #4 Best Simulator Game in 1990 (Atari ST)