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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 Atari ST Copy protection
Wayne Gretzky Hockey Atari ST Title screen
Wayne Gretzky Hockey Atari ST Ready to start a match
Wayne Gretzky Hockey Atari ST A face-off

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ST Format May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1990 83 out of 100 83
The Games Machine (UK) May, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Power Play May, 1990 73 out of 100 73
TOS-Magazin May, 1990 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1990 7 out of 12 58


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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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RKL (5734) added Wayne Gretzky Hockey (Atari ST) on Feb 14, 2004
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