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Description

One of the many hockey games released, this version not only let the player control Gretzky, but other major players of the time as well such as Mario Lemieux, Eric Lindros, Mark Messier among many others, 600 total. It also features the 26 NHL teams at the time as well as 6 International teams to choose from.

The gameplay is similar to many other hockey games with the standard modes such as Exhibition, Season, Playoffs or even a "Just Play" option that instantly took the player to a random game. There is also a "Simulation Mode" that gives the game an authentic feel complete with penalties or an "Arcade Mode" that was more action oriented and with less rules. A battery back-up keeps extensive track of stats and has a two-player option as well.

Screenshots

Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars SNES Shoot out practice - controlling the shooter.
Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars Genesis Czech Slovak
Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars SNES Instant replay
Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars Genesis Face-off

Promo Images

Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars Magazine Advertisement
Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars Magazine Advertisement

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Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Genesis May, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Game Players Genesis May, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jun, 1995 14.5 out of 20 72
Top Consoles (France) Genesis May, 1995 14 out of 20 70
Video Games SNES Dec, 1995 63 out of 100 63
Video Games Genesis Jun, 1995 63 out of 100 63
Mean Machines Genesis Jul, 1995 59 out of 100 59
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1996 57 out of 100 57
Score DOS Feb, 1996 4 out of 10 40
Super Power (Sweden) SNES Feb, 1996 32 out of 100 32

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Trivia

Team colors

As with many games that did not feature a license to include real teams, the developers also assigned different colour combinations to each team (as, for instance, a Detroit team dressed in all red could fall into the "likeness" aspect of the Detroit Red Wings trademark, particularly with low resolution graphics). However, they also made it easy to subvert this: when editing the default team colour combinations, the player can simply press "up" once on each team to get their original colours.

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