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Thread: The Hockeywood Video Game Hall of Fame: NHLPA 93 and NHL 94

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    Default The Hockeywood Video Game Hall of Fame: NHLPA 93 and NHL 94

    Hockey games have been around as long as video games systems have been. And even though the games constantly evolved as computers and systems get more complex, there is one franchise that most gamers think of when they think of video puck.

    Starting in 1991, Electronic Arts started mass-producing hockey video games, and while they've been cranking them out every season (including the lockout year), only two of them will be inducted into the Hockeywood Video Game Hall of Fame.

    NHLPA 93 and NHL 94 are my next selections to be put into the hallowed ground, next to Ice Hockey and Blades of Steel. Why these two games? And why together? These two years happened to coincide with the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers rise to the top of the hockey world, as well as the golden age of home consoles. And to include one over the other would lessen the importance of the other.

    So, let's start with NHLPA 93. Electronic Arts, having already conquering the NBA World with Lakers vs. Celtics, and the world of the NFL with Madden, decided to bring hockey into the fold. Other hockey titles, like Blades of Steel and Ice Hockey, had a sideline view, where players who skate left to right. EA turned that on its ear, standardizing a unique vertical perspective, which brought understanding of the sport to a whole new level.

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    O.K., let's here it: what team did you play with?

    Did you play with penalties and lines on?

    Think you can beat me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo View Post
    Think you can beat me?
    Yes.

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    Penalties on, I was pretty good back in the day on nhlpa 93.

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    nhl 94
    penalties on
    i played with the kings of course
    and i could kick your ass =p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo View Post
    O.K., let's here it: what team did you play with?
    Kings, Vancouver as back-up (although I do like Jesse's idea that you should really play as the same team).

    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo
    Did you play with penalties and lines on?
    Absolutely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo
    Think you can beat me?
    Absolutely.



    When will NHL 09 be eligible for the Hall of Fame? IMO, NHL 09 has tied or quite possibly surpassed NHL 94 as the best hockey game ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watti View Post
    When will NHL 09 be eligible for the Hall of Fame? IMO, NHL 09 has tied or quite possibly surpassed NHL 94 as the best hockey game ever.
    I have to agree with this statement. NHL 94 was far and away the best hockey game of all time in my book. With the recent update to NHL 09, its put itself in the same class.

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    It was either Kings, or Bruins vs. Rangers in NHLPA '93 for me.

    And if you were too good for your competition you had to pick the Senators.

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    NHL 94 beyotch!!!!

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    You are right about video games being educational.

    In fact, that's actually how I became a fan. I was probably 11 or 12 years old (in 2002) and I was playing NHL Faceoff '98 and I immediately got hooked to the game. I learned names like Robitaille, Palffy, and Stumpel and then I became a Kings fan. NHL 2000 helped me get a little more current and learn more names. By the time NHL 2004 came out (about a year and a half later) I pretty much knew every player's name and who they played for and I was really into the Kings. Now I'm a die-hard fan and it's really crazy to think it all started with a video game.

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