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Mutant League Hockey (Genesis)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Gretzky, eat your heart out...on second thought, let these guys do it for you. Big John WV (25282) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 5.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.8
Overall MobyScore (10 votes) 4.7


The Press Says

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100
High Score
Mutant League Hockey är ett fullständigt bindgalet, sjukt, härligt, våldsamt spel med mycket större djup än vad man kan tro vid första anblicken. Och trots den lite sämre spelkänslan är Mutant League, jämfört med NHL-94, en hejdundrande femetta tack vare den stora strategidelen och all total-action som utspelas på de livsfarliga rinkarna.
90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Overall, Mutant League Hockey is an excellent game, well worth the money. The graphics are entertaining and the gameplay is awesome. If sports were this way in real life, my eyes would be glued to ESPN every night revealing in the beautiful violence of blood sports. Thank goodness they make video games so that nobody gets hurt.
83
Consoles Plus
C'est fun, rapide et sanglant, et on passe un bon moment. A voir, même si ce n'est pas un incontournable.
82
Mega Fun
Die Liebe zu diesem Modul hängt sicherlich ab, mit welcher Erwartungshaltung Ihr ins Spiel geht; erwartet Ihr wie bei NHL Hockey eine spielerisch durchdachte Simulation mit einer Prise Humor, werdet Ihr sicherlich entäuscht, wollt Ihr indes einfach nur nach Herzenslust auf Puck und Gegner einprügeln, also Eurem Sadismus freien Lauf lassen, dann ist diese futuristische Sportart genau das Richtige. Im Gegensatz zu Stephan bin ich nicht ganz so begeistert, da ich der Meinung bin, daß solche mit Gags gespickten Spiele nur für eine kürzere Dauer faszinieren, doch mit einem bis zu drei Partnern geht bei diesem Modul wirklich die Post ab. Zudem muß ich Stephan in einem Punkt beipflichten: Die Präsentation ist hervorragend, man merkt Mutant League Hockey förmlich an, daß die Programmierer viel Freude dabei hatten, das Spiel mit makaberen Schikanen zu versehen.
82
Game Players
Fans of EA Sport's famous NHL Hockey series will find Mutant League Hockey to be quite a different game - not only because it controls differently, but also because scoring goals isn't always the top priority. Weapons, trick players and fights often keep the game's focus more on beating your opponent senseless than beating the goalie with a short. But if you quickly discover the two and beat the goalie senseless, then you've jumped right into the spirit of Mutant League Hockey.
80
GamePro (US)
It's creepy, it's sickening...it's hilarious! Mutant League Hockey has the most brutality seen on a rink since Tonya Harding tried out for the Olympics. This one takes a medal, just not a Gold.
64
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
This brutal hockey version isn't as fun as football, but it is still a blast. There is a wicked sense of humor to this one (like bodies that you can see floating under the ice, etc.). The scrolling is a bit choppy, but still a very fun time.
60
Sega-16.com
I really wanted to love Mutant League Hockey, and I still believe that there's a great concept here. NHL-style gameplay mixed with weapons and mutants. What more could you ask for? Unfortunately for everything fun about this game, there are an equal amount of problems. Had the control been refined, this game could've very well been a classic. It's a shame that EA didn't attempt to make a sequel. Still, if you have a buddy who's willing to play this with you, you'll have a great time (and you should add a point to this score). The game is a bit rare, and it sells for around $30. I wouldn't recommended it at that price, but if you can find it somewhere else at a lower price, it would be definitely worth a look.
0
The Video Game Critic
Unfortunately, there's a price to be paid for these extra gimmicks, which is evident in the choppy scrolling, poor frame rate, and awful animation. All the monsters look pretty much look the same, and when things get hectic you can't tell what's going on. The control is deplorable, and most shots on the goal aren't even close. And when the puck does end up in the goal, you'll wonder how it got there. The passing, which was tweaked to perfection in NHL 94, is completely inaccurate here. To be frank, I'm shocked at how bad this game turned out, considering EA's normal hockey games are known for their unmatched playability and control. I can appreciate the irreverent, macabre presentation of the menu screens, but it's all just window dressing for a really bad game.