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Wayne Gretzky Hockey NES Two players fighting for the puck


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Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 2.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 2.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 1.3
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 1.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 1.8
Overall User Score (6 votes) 1.9

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Players are barely more than crude boxes with sticks, and too many similar jersey colors creates easy confusion trying to tell apart the already hard-to-distinguish teams. The blocky shapes also make deciphering the facing and stick positions of characters difficult, which would dig the game into a further ditch if it wasn’t already so far removed from any fun whatsoever. The audio is at least mercifully unmemorable and, hey, that Jumbotron that pops up every now and again is pretty nice.
NES Times (May 19, 2008)
It seems ironic that the greatest hockey player of all time would lend his name to the worst hockey game ever but that's exactly what happens here. Wayne Gretzky Hockey is just a terrible game all around. The audio, visuals, and gameplay are all bad and there's not one redeeming thing about this cartridge. Even fans of The Great One wouldn't have the patience to sit through this. Better stick with Blades of Steel for your NES hockey fix; this cart should just be used as a hockey puck.
0 (Jan, 2014)
I doubt Wayne Gretzky himself could shoot and score, even on the Novice setting. The great hockey legend may have sold his name to THQ for a quick profit, but I’d wager he wasn’t impressed with the results.
NES Archives (Jul 03, 2001)
Don't buy this game, don't accept it as a gift, and certainly don't play it unless you can't believe it's really this bad. Play Pro Sport Hockey, Blades of Steel, or Ice Hockey, they're all fun. Just don't play Wayne Gretzky Hockey. The cover looks cool with a nice picture of Wayne, but don't be fooled, there's no way he ever played this game.