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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.

Screenshots

Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars SNES Shoot out practice - controlling the shooter.
Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars SNES Main menu
Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars SNES Skate to the team you want to play as.
Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars SNES Face off

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Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Genesis May, 1995 85 out of 100 85
GameFan Magazine SNES Dec, 1995 74.5 out of 100 74
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis May, 1995 7.25 out of 10 72
Mega Fun Genesis Jul, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Electric Playground SNES Apr 24, 1996 6.5 out of 10 65
Video Games SNES Dec, 1995 63 out of 100 63
Video Games Genesis Jun, 1995 63 out of 100 63
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1996 57 out of 100 57
GamePro (US) SNES Oct, 1995 2.5 out of 5 50
Electric Playground DOS Aug 12, 1996 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

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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