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Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey

Moby ID: 31867
Nintendo 64 Specs
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This Midway title comes with all official NHL hockey teams and players with the ability to play a full season with complete stats. It also lets you play either three-on-three, four-on-four or five-on-five teams in either arcade style arenas or official regulation arenas. Carrying the NHLPA and NHL licenses, 26 teams are included with their real names, logos and uniforms.

The game has several different camera angles in a full 3D environment. As apparent through the title, it is personally endorsed by player Wayne Gretzky.

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Critics

Average score: 76% (based on 24 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.3 out of 5 (based on 7 ratings with 1 reviews)

Lots of fun

The Good
Very smooth gameplay,

The Bad
Can't select opponent

The Bottom Line
Sports games are a type of game where you get as much out of them as you want, providing you enjoy the core gameplay. Seasons can be incredibly long, and lots of these games are similar (especially yearly updates), so for the most part, I will be playing a bunch of matches and checking out different rules and settings.

My main knowledge of ice hockey is an EA game I played on the Mega Drive, but it’s a simple enough game to work out: get the puck into the opposing goal. I also picked the only team I recognized: the Mighty Ducks.

Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey is very smooth, fast paced and a lot of fun. The controls are simple to use and there’s nothing to complicate things. I mainly played with Arcade settings, but more serious players can use Simulation settings which add things like fouls and injury time. You can also choose to have more realistic size ice rinks and ul to 5 players.

The characters look a bit blocky, but in a way that is quite adorable these days. The game looks nice and clean, with the puck easy to see. There are also some nice silly little touches like the goalkeeper turning into a wall to signify a great save – with the voiced commentary making a reference to it.

You can play a single match, although oddly you can’t select your opponent without using a cheat code (the computer chooses at random). There is also a season mode which has a few options like half or full. Other than that, there aren’t a lot of nodes for the game.

Still, the core matches are a lot of fun and I can imagine it being great in multiplayer.

Nintendo 64 · by Cube1701 (41) · 2024

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Game added January 21, 2008. Last modified September 24, 2023.