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    NHLPA Hockey '93

    Game » consists of 6 releases. Released 1992

    This is the 2nd EA NHL game, although it lacked the NHL license and only had all the player names and city names appearing.

    Short summary describing this game.

    NHLPA Hockey '93 last edited by robertcallaghan on 04/07/20 10:50AM 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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