Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars

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One of the many hockey games released, this version not only let the player control Gretzky, but other major players of the time as well such as Mario Lemieux, Eric Lindros, Mark Messier among many others, 600 total. It also features the 26 NHL teams at the time as well as 6 International teams to choose from.

The gameplay is similar to many other hockey games with the standard modes such as Exhibition, Season, Playoffs or even a "Just Play" option that instantly took the player to a random game. There is also a "Simulation Mode" that gives the game an authentic feel complete with penalties or an "Arcade Mode" that was more action oriented and with less rules. A battery back-up keeps extensive track of stats and has a two-player option as well.


Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars Genesis Title
Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars DOS ...until a goal occasion arises.
Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars SNES Team practice is just your team versus an opposing goalie.
Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars SNES Gameplay options

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GamePro (US) Genesis May, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Players Genesis May, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Mega Fun Genesis Jul, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Nov, 1995 6.75 out of 10 68
Sega-16.com Genesis Feb 25, 2010 6 out of 10 60
PC Games (Germany) DOS Apr, 1996 59 out of 100 59
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis May, 1995 5 out of 10 50
GamePro (US) SNES Oct, 1995 2.5 out of 5 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Mar, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Electric Playground DOS Aug 12, 1996 4 out of 10 40


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Team colors

As with many games that did not feature a license to include real teams, the developers also assigned different colour combinations to each team (as, for instance, a Detroit team dressed in all red could fall into the "likeness" aspect of the Detroit Red Wings trademark, particularly with low resolution graphics). However, they also made it easy to subvert this: when editing the default team colour combinations, the player can simply press "up" once on each team to get their original colours.

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