NHL Stanley Cup
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This early SNES title is one of the first hockey titles to simulate 3 dimensions by using the SNES mode 7 SNES technology. It contains all 26 NHL teams at the time with varying strengths and weaknesses. It doesn't have the players association license, but all of the player numbers and abilities were true to their real-life counterparts. You can take your favorite team from the regular season all the way through the titular Stanley Cup. It even has a menu option in the North American version to change the between English and French languages.
Credits (SNES version)
Average score: 62% (based on 11 ratings)
Average score: 2.8 out of 5 (based on 11 ratings with 1 reviews)
It's a good first-person game--makes it feel like you're really skating out there on the ice among the other players. I like the sound effects. Graphics are somewhat similar (due to the rotating playing surface) to the SNES college basketball game that I really enjoyed as well.
I found it very hard to score. The rotation of the screen/rink is very realistic, but also makes it tough to control the puck sometimes, especially on turnovers. And the perspective makes it hard to see other players to pass to sometimes. But these are VERY minor complaints.
The Bottom Line
This game is a lot of fun. Easy to learn, simple controls, unique 3D perspective of the action. Players are well-animated, especially on checks and shooting and skating. The sound effects make it sound like you're in a rink--the sound of the puck hitting the boards or the ice is pretty realistic. There were many well-done hockey games for the SNES, but this might be my favorite.
SNES · by r h (13) · 2007
- MobyGames ID: 18919
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Game added by Milkshaker.
Additional contributors: Dudujones.
Game added September 4th, 2005. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.