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NHL '94

MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
94
3.3
SEGA CD
86
2.8
SNES
...
4.3
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Description

After establishing themselves in the virtual rinks, EA combined both NHL and NHLPA licenses in NHL '94, allowing them to feature all 26 real teams (including both expansion teams) and players of the new NHL season for the first time in the series.

Aside from the licenses, the gameplay for this edition sees for the first time the inclusion of the devastating one-timer shot, but to keep forwards (literally) in check, defenders also feature harder body checks, with new animations. For an additional challenge, players can also choose to control the goalkeeper manually. A popular feature in previous editions, fighting is completely removed from the game. Game modes include exhibition games (or "regular season" in-game), playoffs (best of one or best of seven) and an all new shoot-out mode. The main options remain basically the same couple since the establishment of the series - period length (5, 10 or 20 minutes), line changes (off, manual or the new automatic mode) and penalties (off, on, on but no offsides).

While there are some minor differences between platforms (Genesis features record keeping for users and the MegaCD version has more stat screens, CD quality audio backdrops and the usual highlight clips here and there), only the PC version released at the same time features complete season action.

Screenshots

NHL '94 Genesis Opening faceoff
NHL '94 SEGA CD Prepare to see this lots of times
NHL '94 SNES If you think you have what it takes, you can go on a quest for Lord Stenley's coveted Cup.
NHL '94 SEGA CD Arena information

Alternate Titles

  • "NHL Pro Hockey 94" -- Japanese SNES title
  • "NHL Hockey 94 " -- In-game title

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User Reviews

The greatest game ever made SNES sprewell (2)

The Press Says

High Score Genesis Nov, 1993 5 out of 5 100
The Video Game Critic SNES Jun 04, 2000 A 100
GamePro (US) Genesis Oct, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Sega Force Genesis Dec 09, 1993 96 out of 100 96
Sega Force SEGA CD Aug 10, 1994 93 out of 100 93
The DOS Spirit SNES Dec 18, 2013 5.5 out of 6 92
GameCola.net SNES Mar, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Jan 22, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited SEGA CD Jun, 1994 8.5 out of 10 85

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Trivia

NHL Hockey 94 is included in the PS2 version of NHL 06

Related Web Sites

  • NHL94.com (A comprehensive fansite entirely dedicated to NHL94)
Contributed to by Terok Nor (17857)