20 Games Like Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars()
Face off with "The Great One", number "99", Wayne Gretzky, nine-time winner of the NHL's MVP award and all-time hockey great. Designed with Wayne and other hockey professionals, this riveting simulation is packed with all the excitement and hard-hitting action that could be squeezed into a computer. From the adrenaline rush of a breakaway goal to the tension of sudden death overtime, Wayne Gretzky Hockey takes you onto the ice for the ultimate test of skill.
As opposed to the more realistic hockey gameplay seen in Electronic Arts' NHL series, the game featured a more unrealistic arcade-style of gameplay, featuring moves such as "power saves", which caused the goaltender to briefly transform into a brick wall, "power shots", which would set the net on fire or knock the goalie into the net, and "power checks", which would send an ambulance across the top of the screen. It featured high-scoring games and over-the-top fights. There was also a simulation mode for those looking for more realistic gameplay. The game allowed the creation of profiles and would keep track of important individual and team stats, including goals, assists, and wins, among others.
Take on "The Great One" again in this hot sequel to the smash hit voted "Best Sports Game" of '96! With more great features, such as new hidden teams and improved, hard-hitting AI, Gretzky '98 packs a wallop! Includes all 26 teams, each with 17 available players on their actual NHL teams, and you can make player trades or line manipulations to create a powerhouse team of your own. Play 3-on-3, 4-on-4 or 5-on-5 games on either arcade or regulation size hockey rinks, plus exhibition games, full 82 game seasons or a best-of-seven playoff series with full statistic saving capability.
The Golden Brett returns to the SNES in the improved and updated BRETT HULL HOCKEY ’95. The second game in this series also features a full NHLPA license, so you’re sure to find your favorite players ready to hit the ice. Use every little trick in the book to get the job done: one-timers, fake shots, drop passes, and even dekes.
There are several gameplay options to satisfy any hockey fan: Full Season, Half Season, Playoffs, All-Star Game, and Exhibition. You make all the decisions in the course of a game, whether it’s shuffling your lines, pulling the goalie, or calling the offensive strategy. Choose wisely, because each option could mean the difference between glorious victory and bitter defeat. And with the stellar play-by-play of Al Michaels, you’ll forget that you’re not just watching a game on TV, you’re playing one!
The second part in Electronic Arts' hockey series. It features the NHLPA license (so it has real player names), but not the NHL license (so it doesn't have NHL team names).
Gameplay is altered only slightly over the predecessor. Regular season and Playoff modes are available. Goalies have improved AI, there are more foul play options and the game now features detailed statistics.
Ice Hockey is a game of two-on-two ice hockey. One player on each team is the goalie, and the other plays offensive (although, the goalie is not confined to the goal). As in the real sport, the object of the game is to take control of the puck and shoot it into the opposing goal to score points. When the puck is in player control, it moves left and right along the blade of the hockey stick. The puck can be shot at any of 32 angles, depending on the position of the puck when it's shot.
Human players take control of the skater in control of (or closest to) the puck. The puck can be stolen from its holder; shots can also be blocked by the blade of the hockey stick.
NHL Hitz Pro is an ice hockey video game developed by Next Level Games and published by Midway Games. It's the third and final game of the NHL Hitz series. It was released on September 25, 2003, for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and Xbox. Unlike the previous titles in the series, this game has 5-on-5 gameplay instead of the usual 3-on-3 gameplay with the earlier titles. Despite that fact, however, the game does not include penalty shots, and it is still an arcade-type hockey game like its predecessors. It also has, as the name suggests, a lot of hard hitting, appealing more often to casual hockey fans than hardcore ones. The cover athlete of the game is Nicklas Lidström, and features commentary from Tim Kitzrow and Harry Teinowitz.
Unlike many other hockey video games of the 21st century, NHL Hitz Pro had the IIHF license, enabling it to use the jerseys of the Olympic hockey teams.
The game also has many game modes, one of the most popular being the "Pick-Up Hockey" game mode, where the game would turn into either a roller, street, or pond hockey match-up between two amateur teams.
Experience the look, feel, and passion of hockey in Gretzky NHL 2005. This game features players with detailed facial animations; EyeToy functionality, which lets you put your face in the game; and enhanced arenas complete with arena-specific game intros, goal horns, and interactive crowds. Gretzky NHL 2005 offers a variety of gameplay modes, including Tournament, with customizable tournaments; Franchise, where you can act as the owner; Online, with downloadable rosters; and Rivalry, which lets you revisit heated matchups.
Non-stop NHL action! The newest all-star in the Konami Sports Series hits the ice! Get ready for a whole new game! NHL Blades of Steel '99 hits the ice with all the NHL players, stats and action. Motion captured animation, adjustable team strategies and fully detailed NHL stadiums with real ice conditions. Updated 98-99 rosters called out by NHL TV announcer Randy Hahn. Trade players and sign free agents. Full season stat tracking and league leaders.
NHL 2K is a series of hockey games by 2K Sports for the Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, iPhone, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the Wii. Initially discontinued after the release of NHL 2K11 in 2010, the brand was revived on mobile devices in 2014. The games are officially licensed from the National Hockey League and NHL Players Association. While its games were released on consoles, its main competition was EA Sports' NHL video games.
Hit the ice with NHL Breakaway 98! All 26 NHL teams and over 600 players from the NHLPA. Variable player sizes, from hulking defensemen down to speedy wingers. Playbook based AI, so teams play their actual styles - forecheck, trap, dump and chase. Five gameplay modes: Exhibition, Season, Playoffs, Practice and Shoot-Out modes. Create players - assigned name actually appears on the player's jersey. Season wins provide bonus points which improve coaching, player development, injury therapies and more.
ESPN National Hockey Night was one of the many hockey games released back in the day. This one featured all the NHL teams for its time, but lacked an official players license.
It had four game modes to choose from: Exhibition, Challenge, Playoff, and Season. The game also features both a horizontal and vertical perspective of the ice, battery backup to save progress and also featured the voice of Bill Clement for play-by-play commentary.
This year's edition allows you to compete against legendary players including Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Phil Esposito, and Marcel Dionne. New Jersey Devils announcers Mike Emrick & Darren Pang call the games.
There is an exhibition mode for up to eight players with the Multitap, a season mode for multiple players, playoff mode, tournament mode, a practice option, and shoot-out mode, that helps to sharpen your breakaway and deke moves.
Also new this year are the updated rosters of all NHL teams including expansion teams Columbus BlueJackets and Minnesota Wild.