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The 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


Wayne Gretzky Hockey NES Driving into the slot
Wayne Gretzky Hockey NES Faceoff, powerplay for Edmonton
Wayne Gretzky Hockey NES Ranford's got it
Wayne Gretzky Hockey NES The game includes true-to-life blue skinned referees for added realism

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NES Times May 19, 2008 2 out of 10 20
NES Archives Jul 03, 2001 F 0


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The NES version was reputedly coded in a single night.

Hockey League Simulator

Data 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)
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RKL (5606) added Wayne Gretzky Hockey (NES) on Feb 14, 2004
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