The NHLPA Hockey '93 wiki last edited by Mento on 11/21/13 08:57PM View full history

Overview

NHLPA Hockey '93 is an EA Sports hockey game for Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. This game only features an NHL Players Association license: all the players names are present yet none of the actual NHL team names and logos appeared. All of the team's cities and colors however are exact, although the New York Islanders are referred to as Long Island. NHLPA Hockey '93 was the first title to feature Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators again though they lacked the team names and logos.

The Genesis version also included EEPROM battery saving, which allowed one to save lines and the ongoing playoff, rather than the passwords of the SNES version.

The game's ruling towards a number of things such as breaking glass, bleeding and injuries caused controversy among hockey fans. The booklet suggested that injuring top players from the other team "with an extra hard body check" was "part of the game". All these features were removed from following titles, besides injuring.

This is the game with the famous wrap-around trick. When shooting downwards, if the player performs a wrap-around starting from the right side of the net, the goalie will get stuck on the far right leaving the goal net wide open.

NHLPA Teams and Rankings

There are 26 total teams in NHLPA Hockey '93. When picking teams, Team 1 defaults to Pittsburgh while Team 2 defaults to Chicago. Team 1 is the home team controlled by Player 1 while Team 2 is the away team controlled by Player 2 or the Computer.

Team NameShootingSkatingPassingDefenseCheckingFightingGoalkeepingPower Play Adv.Home Team Adv.Overall
All Stars East99999092-9
All Stars West9999909209
Boston6766675346
Buffalo24423933-3
Calgary4334482223
Chicago77779882-8
Detroit8879787218
Edmonton65354533-4
Hartford2222134412
Long Island54555232-4
Los Angeles5664653025
Minnesota12321652-2
Montreal7888849139
New Jersey86686461-7
New York7989778049
Ottawa11111414-1
Philadelphia3443235323
Pittsburgh55665721-5
Quebec3212132241
San Jose21113212-1
St. Louis4364456044
Tampa Bay21111413-1
Toronto2123323212
Vancouver68777572-7
Washington9697845208
Winnipeg45552182-5

Critical Reception

When the Genesis version was released Electronic Gaming Monthly issued the following scores, 8,9,8,8 adding, "...this version rewrites what the best should be. Better sounds, faster and more controllable game play now correct what was lacking in the first game. The two player action is the best I have ever seen! Where does EA go from here?".

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