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NHL '94 (SNES)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Overall User Score (9 votes) 4.3

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic
The SNES was not known for its sports games, but NHL 94 is a winner. EA's NHL 94 was arguably the best title in a long series of hockey games that continue to this very day. How does this compare with the classic Genesis version? Well, it may not be quite as fun, but it's very close! The gameplay is a bit slower and not quite as smooth, but the graphics and sound are much better. The players and referees look incredibly sharp and detailed, and the digitized sounds are crisp and clear. The tunes are also a big improvement over the cheesy Genesis music. With the possible exception of NBA Jam, NHL 94 is probably the best sports game you can get for the SNES.
GamePro (US)
Overall, the SNES upgrades does an outstanding job on improving graphics, sound and gameplay. However, compared to the Genesis version, the SNES cart is just a bit off its game, but don't let that stop you from hitting the ice.
Total! (Germany)
Es ist wirklich beeindruckend, was die Programmierer mit NHL Hockey ‘94 geschaffen haben. Nahezu alles stimmt bei dieser Eishockeysimulation. Das Gameplay ist großartig, Grafik und Animation sind sehr gut und der Sound sorgt für hundertprozentige Stadionatmosphäre. Wen wundert‘s, sind doch über 70 neue Orgelstücke und -jingles hinzugekommen, die je nach Spielsituation erklingen und für Bombenstimmung sorgen. Bleibt uns nur noch festzustellen: NHL Hockey ‘94 ist eine der besten Sportsimulationen und garantiert der beste Eishockeyvertreter auf dem SuperNES. Das gute Stück ist so heiß, daß es sogar das Eis im Stadion zum Schmelzen brächte.
The DOS Spirit
Jeg husker jeg brukte mye tid på denne serien da jeg gikk på barneskolen, og det var et veldig kjærkomment gjensyn for min del. Det er artig å spille mot datamaskinen, men det er selvfølgelig mye bedre å spille mot en kompis. Serien i sin helhet har holdt seg ganske bra, og man ser at man i de siste 20 årene har brukt tid på å perfeksjonere innholdet heller enn å revolusjonere sjangeren. Derfor kan spillet absolutt anbefales, jeg vet jeg kommer til å spille det med jevne mellomrom. Jeg har til og med installert SNES-emulator på stue-pcen koblet til TV, og der har jeg to håndkontroller liggende, klar til å plukke opp moroa når familieselskapene strekker seg litt for langt i romjula!
I cannot praise this game enough. I feel somewhat saddened by giving it anything less than an 11/10, but no game is perfect. If stellar graphics are a requirement by you in order to enjoy a game, than NHL '94 is not the cup of tea you wish to drink from. The graphics by no means suck, but by no means are even decent by today's standards. But, graphics don't make the game. Entertainment does. How well you enjoy yourself does. Fun does. NHL '94 contains an abundance of all three of these categories, and is, by my definition, a superb game. If you happen to own a Super Nintendo Entertainment System, then do yourself a favor and obtain this game.