DescriptionThe game includes all of the 24 NHL teams and over 500 players, rated in over 15 skill categories. You can play the complete league season or create your own brand new league with up to 24 human participants. All the rough and tumble action of the sport is recreated from a top-down viewpoint. A full replay system is included. Digitized speech and organ music aim to bring authentic NHL arenas to life.
- "EA Hockey" -- European Megadrive title
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|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Sep, 1991||95 out of 100||95|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Oct, 1991||949 out of 1000||95|
|Power Play||Oct, 1991||90 out of 100||90|
|Video Games||Sep, 1991||90 out of 100||90|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Sep, 1991||33 out of 40||82|
|Megablast||1992||80 out of 100||80|
|Game Zero||Sep, 1992||78 out of 100||78|
|Play Time||Oct, 1991||76 out of 100||76|
|The Video Game Critic||Jun 29, 2003||B||75|
|Sega-16.com||Apr 21, 2008||7 out of 10||70|
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1001 Video GamesNHL Hockey appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
European versionFor the European version of the game, there are 22 European teams rather than the 24 NHL teams from the US version.
- Power Play
- Issue 02/1992 – Best Genesis Game in 1991