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NHLPA Hockey '93

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The second part in Electronic Arts' hockey series. It features the NHLPA license (so it has real player names), but not the NHL license (so it doesn't have NHL team names).

Gameplay is altered only slightly over the predecessor. Regular season and Playoff modes are available. Goalies have improved AI, there are more foul play options and the game now features detailed statistics.


NHLPA Hockey '93 SNES Face Off
NHLPA Hockey '93 Genesis EASN intro
NHLPA Hockey '93 Genesis Ooooops...
NHLPA Hockey '93 Genesis Title screen. The goalie jersey colour changes each time the game is loaded

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Sega Force Genesis Mar 18, 1993 95 out of 100 95
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Power Play Genesis Nov, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Video Games SNES Jan, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Power Play SNES Feb, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jan, 1993 84 out of 100 84
N-Force SNES Feb, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Power Unlimited SNES Nov, 1993 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Jan, 1993 8 out of 12 67
Sega-16.com Genesis May 14, 2012 4 out of 10 40


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The game cause a row between NHL/NHLPA and Electronic Arts after a page in the manual suggested injuring opponent players as a valid tactic, games having up to five fights and players bleeding when injured. To them, this was harmful to the sports image, and to keep both licenses EA removed fights and the red pixels next to the players' faces when injured in NHL Hockey 94, which turned out to be one of the biggest hits in the franchise.


  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1993 – Best Genesis Game in 1992

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