NHL All-Star Hockey 95
I went to a hockey game and a fight broke out. This game has a Fighting Mode that can be turned on or off. It's about time somebody took a stand, even if it's toe to toe. Purists of the NHL will find NHL All-Star Hockey a pleasant trip down memory lane: You don't get a fine for going toe-to-toe with another player.
All of the NHL team logos, complete with up-to-date rosters, are included in the game.
A Scouting Report begins each game showing you how your team compares to the opposition. Your team's report is based on coaching, conditioning, skating, passing, shooting and under-pressure categories.
The game play is fast, and it plays much like the real game. The fundamentals of the game are intact and are there for you to master: skating, passing, shooting and scoring is the name of the game.
The puck moves realistically, and the player animations are larger than average. Laying the body on the members of the opposing team is the name of the game. A good defense makes for a good offense.
Don't be afraid to take the man, or you'll get scored on quickly and often in this one. You can block shots, intercept a pass or knock one of the members of the opposing team for a loop.
An overhead view on faceoffs gives you a fair advantage and a clear view when the referee is about to drop the puck. You can also choose from an exhibition game, a full season, new playoffs or a new play-off/best of seven series.
You can also turn penalties or line changes on or off. Another unique feature of the game allows you to have the computer automatically change lines for you.
You can also control the goalie yourself or have a computerized netminder tend goal for you. Each of the players in the game has a rating out of 100, with all abilities taken into account: intelligence, strength, speed, skating, passing, shooting, offense, defense, checking and game smarts being among them. You can go through each team and look at Gretzky's ratings and compare them to some of the lesser lights of the NHL.
Grab your controller and head for the ice, but keep your head up or it will get taken off with a bone-jarring body check.
MANUFACTURER - SEGA
THEME - Sport
NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1-4
Greizhu, Lemieux, And Messier Too!
Mario Lemieux's not taking the season off in NHL All-Star Hockey '95 — you get all of the game's biggest superstars in class-A physical condition.
Eric Lindros, Pavel Bure, Wayne Gretzky, Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, and Andre Fedorov are all yours to control.
You can deliver a punishing check, skate circles around the D, and let loose a monster Slap Shot, all with the same player.
More than 1,000 frames of larger, roto-scoped player animation add incredible realism to your game.
Did You Say Stats?
Into the numbers?
The battery backup saves your complete team stats throughout the entire season.
When you choose a team and take it through a M schedule, you can check out the ongoing league standings by conference and division.
Clinch a Playoff Berth, and you can work your team toward the Stanley Cup Finals.
Want more control?
Go for manual command of your net-minder, choose to field your own line changes, and decide whether the lead blind mouse (referee to the uninformed) should call penalties.
The new Enforcer line lets you turn your hardest-hitting guys loose on the opposition.
No matter what you choose, this game pushes the limits and puts spectacular hockey at your fingertips.
North America's coolest winter sport (literally) blazes in like a 100-MPH slap shot with NHL All-Star Hockey '95 from Sega Sports.
This Genesis cart brings you all 26 National Hockey League teams and their logos, all 650 real players from the NHLPA, and some of the best darn hockey available.
Go for an actual 84-game NHL season or simulate games and play a shorter season to take your team all the way through the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
For one or two players, this title gives you the chance to out-skate, outshoot, and outcheck your friends.
Listen carefully, and among the great digitized sounds you'll even hear the tink of a pipe save.
The only thing missing is the chance to drive the Zamboni.
- When starting out, go easy on yourself. Choose automatic goalie, no line changes, and no offsides. As you get the game down, start adding the items that take more control.
- Select a strong team at the outset. You aren't going to get far playing as the Senators (even if you love 'em). Try the Rangers.
- Shoot on net constantly. Finesse is nice, but sheer numbers of attempts on goal win more games.
- Work on your timing when the linesman drops the biscuit. Strength on Face-Offs gives you more chances on net.
- Use a Speed Burst and go for a wraparound shot. The netminder might just allow the twine bulge.
- Passing is much faster than skating. Good passing wins more on the pond.