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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 Amiga In between periods, a zamboni comes out to clean the ice.
Wayne Gretzky Hockey Atari ST Copy protection
Wayne Gretzky Hockey DOS Arbiter Close-Up
Wayne Gretzky Hockey DOS Throwing-in of the puck...

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Critic Reviews

ST Format Atari ST May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Atari ST May, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1989 73 out of 100 73
TOS-Magazin Atari ST May, 1990 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1990 7 out of 12 58
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
NES Times NES May 19, 2008 2 out of 10 20
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Apr, 1989 Unscored Unscored
NES Archives NES Jul 03, 2001 F 0


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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.


The game sold more than 350,000 units by 1995.


  • 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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