Wayne Gretzky Hockey

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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


Wayne Gretzky Hockey DOS Title Screen
Wayne Gretzky Hockey Atari ST The action scrolls to be nearer to the puck
Wayne Gretzky Hockey NES Game Select
Wayne Gretzky Hockey Atari ST Company logo

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Apr, 1990 83 out of 100 83
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 Atari ST May, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1989 73 out of 100 73
TOS-Magazin Atari ST May, 1990 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1989 70 out of 100 70
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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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.


  • 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)
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