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Wayne Gretzky Hockey

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
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5.0
Atari ST
76
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Amiga
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Description

The first of three Wayne Gretzky games from Bethesda. It contains everything that could be found in a hockey rink, from big hits and fighting to icings and offsides. It's not only about what is on the ice but also outside, offering the player plenty of coaching options and gives you the ability to create your own players and teams

Screenshots

Wayne Gretzky Hockey DOS Start of the Game...
Wayne Gretzky Hockey DOS Title Screen
Wayne Gretzky Hockey NES Ranford's got it
Wayne Gretzky Hockey Atari ST A face-off

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The Press Says

ST Format Atari ST May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Apr, 1990 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1989 9.8 out of 12 82
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST May, 1990 76 out of 100 76
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1989 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Atari ST May, 1990 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1990 7 out of 12 58
NES Times NES May 19, 2008 2 out of 10 20
NES Archives NES Jul 03, 2001 F 0

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Trivia

Development

The NES version was reputedly coded in a single night.

Hockey League Simulator

Data can be imported and exported to Bethesda's Hockey League Simulator, essentially allowing one game to play the hockey and another to manage the league.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #111 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #4 Best Simulator Game in 1990 (Atari ST)
Information also contributed by Martin Smith
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