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NHL Hockey (Genesis)

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The game includes all of the 24 NHL teams and over 500 players, rated in over 15 skill categories. You can play the complete league season or create your own brand new league with up to 24 human participants. All the rough and tumble action of the sport is recreated from a top-down viewpoint. A full replay system is included. Digitized speech and organ music aim to bring authentic NHL arenas to life.


NHL Hockey Genesis Hitting the post (replay mode)
NHL Hockey Genesis Title screen
NHL Hockey Genesis Penalty box view
NHL Hockey Genesis Opening face-off

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Alternate Titles

  • "EA Hockey" -- European Megadrive title

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1991 95 out of 100 95
Mean Machines Aug, 1991 95 out of 100 95
Raze Oct, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Oct, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Video Games Sep, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1991 33 out of 40 82
Megablast 1992 80 out of 100 80
Play Time Oct, 1991 76 out of 100 76
The Video Game Critic Jun 29, 2003 B 75 Apr 21, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

NHL Hockey appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

European version

For the European version of the game, there are 22 European teams rather than the 24 NHL teams from the US version.


  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1992 – Best Genesis Game in 1991

Peter Lee added NHL Hockey (Genesis) on Mar 24, 2003