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NHL 95 (Genesis)

85
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Overall MobyScore (16 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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100
GamePro (US)
Excelling in every category, NHL Hockey '95 is better than EA's three previous hockey games combined. With a cart this complete, who cares if the NHL players go on strike!
98
Sega Force
NHL '95 är ett suvve spel, och det är egentligen bara en grej jag saknar: Nätrassel! Eller åtminstone något som liknar det. Det måste helt enkelt finnas någon annan lösning än den nuvarande, tycker jag. Men trots detta är NHL '95 värt varenda spänn. Vad kan göra ett spel som detta mer realistiskt? Det skulle möjligen vara om spelarna gick i strejk...
98
GameFan Magazine
NHL '95 is a masterpiece, a tour de force, a showcase of all that has been done right in a video game. We continue to be amazed at the work that is accomplished by EA year after year with the NHL series (look for the evolution of NHL Hockey in the next GF Sports). I thought that '94 was as good as it gets, but a year later, I find myself playing a game that is faster, more controllable, crisper - graphically and more intense than I thought possible.
95
Game Players
But all in all, NHL '95 has finally come through with the goods. And although the control and new player art may not be what people are used to from the NHL series, once you pick up on the subtle differences you're gonna enjoy the increased depth this game has to offer compared to it's predecessors. So slap on the gloves, lace up the skates and let's hit the ice.
90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Overall, I didn't think the quality of the game's art lived up to the other games in the series, though there is a new face-off window that puts you much closer to the action.
86
Mega Fun
NHL ‘95 ist wie all seine Vorgänger eine geniale Simulation mit hohem Suchtfaktor für Sportspiel-Fans, doch trotz Liga-Modus und Spieler-Editor leider keine Steigerung. Die neu gezeichneten Sprites mit mehr Animationsphasen mögen zwar auf den ersten Blick beeindrucken, durch die nach oben verschobene Perspektive kommt dies allerdings wenig zum Tragen. Ganz im Gegenteil, die Übersichtlichkeit leidet enorm unter dem neuen Grafikstil. Wie Ulf schon richtig angemerkt hat, mit der Abseitsregel schlittert das Gameplay in Richtung “Zufall“, da Ihr einfach zu oft nicht sehen könnt, ob sich einer Eurer Hoschies schon hinter der blauen Linie befindet. Der Rest gibt sich professioneller denn je, schneller, härter, umfangreicher, doch reicht dies alles nicht aus, um den Vorgänger vom Referenz-Thron zu stürzen. Wer sich allerdings nicht zu den Sportspiel-Puristen zählt, will heißen auf die Abseitsregel verzichten kann, wird auch mit NHL ‘95 ohne jeglichen Zweifel seine helle Freude haben.
80
Sega-16.com
The only beef I have with this game is that sometimes the goalie is very difficult to beat, almost bordering on ridiculous. Other than that, I see no reason why this game isn't a solid addition and is somewhat of a black sheep in this franchise. It's an upgrade of its predecessors, but there is just something that sets it a little short from the classics known today. Is it NHL '94 or NHL ‘96? No, it's not, but it's a pretty darn good game and worth the pennies on the dollar that you will pay for it.
80
All Game Guide
Improved graphics and sound are present. Players get more detailed every year and so does the music. NHL 95 is another great hockey game by Electronic Arts. Season mode sets this one apart from all of their previous versions.
77
neXGam
In der Fachpresse galt NHL Hockey '95 eher als ein Rückschritt gegenüber der '94er Fassung. Angefangen vom kühleren Grafikstil über die fehlende Moderatorenlegende Ron Barr (für ihn übernahm John Shrader) bis hin zur Steuerung. Fast könnte man glauben, EA habe dies mit Absicht gemacht - hier zwei Verbesserungen, da ein Rückschritt. Und das jedes Jahr, so dass man im anschließenden Jahr auch wieder seine verkaufsfördernden Argumente für den Nachfolger hatte. Sei's drum, NHL Hockey '95 macht auch heute noch Spaß und bezieht seinen Reiz aus dem unkomplizierten Gameplay. Gerade deswegen wandert es immer wieder mal gern für 10 Minuten in den Mega Drive. Und für den nächsten "SEGA-Tag" mit dem Kumpel ist es ohnehin bereits vorgemerkt!
33
The Video Game Critic
What the heck happened here? Apparently EA tried to speed up the action in their prized hockey franchise, but they managed to break a few other things in the process! For one thing, the passing is awful, and the puck never goes where you intend. That stinks, because precision passing is one of the hallmarks of the series, and without good passing, it's way too hard to execute one-timers. Yes, the gameplay is faster, but much less fun. Another problem has to do with the new digitized sound effects. The players sound like they all have laryngitis, and it's really hard on the ears. The theme music sucks royally, and the crowd noise is practically non-existent! And take a good look at the crowd - every single person looks like Thelma from Scooby Doo, and that's never a good sign.