September 22, 2015

In Hockey Gaming, It Will Always Be 1994: "It's the No. 1 comment that is made to me over the course of every day, whether it's over Twitter or meeting on the street," Jeremy Roenick says. "Whatever the case may be, I would say one out of three people I meet mention 94 Sega. They say one of three things: One, 'You couldn't beat the Chicago Blackhawks because of Jeremy Roenick.' No. 2, 'I got through college playing Jeremy Roenick in '94 Sega.' The third is it was a rule that you couldn't be the Chicago Blackhawks in the game, because they were that unstoppable. That still happens almost daily."

posted by rcade to hockey at 03:50 PM - 4 comments

I hooked the Sega up a couple of years ago and the one thing I forgot about NHL '94: it remembers your stats. So there's a cartridge sitting in the basement that glorifies my domination of my sophomore hall at the University of Rochester. I should frame it.

posted by yerfatma at 05:47 PM on September 22, 2015

As a kid growing up in Tulsa, where hockey was decidedly not a thing, this game, combined with a good friend that moved to town from Detroit, was the primary influence of hockey into my wheelhouse. I spent many, many hours alternating between this, Might and Magic, and Mortal Kombat, taking breaks only to catch In Living Color or the music guest on Arsenio.

That said, I just found a pretty decent emulator and quit after one five minute period. Modern games have probably ruined it for me.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:30 PM on September 22, 2015

The only reason I owned a Sega Genesis was to play NHL 94 (and 95). They were the only games I ever bought for it.

Our standing rule was that one guy would choose the teams in the game, and the other guy would get to choose which one was his team. So, you could list the Blackhawks vs the Canucks (for Bure) if you wanted...

posted by grum@work at 07:35 PM on September 22, 2015

At the end of the year, I always wound up being given Ottawa and then frustrating the crap out of people with the magic of Jamie Baker.

posted by yerfatma at 03:19 PM on September 30, 2015

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