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  1. hey, now that halloween is over, i thought i'd add a little update. first off, i'm glad everyone enjoyed my costume, i know i did. i'll get to the reactions from strangers in a moment. mack asked earlier how it was made, and the process was pretty simple, if a little labour intensive. actually, i have to give my roommate props, because he did pretty much all the work. basically, it involved scanning the original nhl 94 cover art (genesis, of course) at as high a resolution as possible, blowing it up in photoshop, and printing it out on a buch of 8.5 by 11 sheets. we then just taped them
  2. Feast your eyes on my dream come true: I'm obviously getting all the candy in this beauty... Thoughts?
  3. hey, blueapricot. i just emailed you back. we play by almost the exact same rules, but with penalties off, so that should make for some good games. if there is anyone else in toronto interested in meeting up for some games this week, let us know.
  4. THAT'S AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! way to go swos! i'm glad you've had the privilege of experiencing the slide show! how was it? did you get the music? the skater in the crowd? any other amazing surprises? about how long was it? as far as a video, yes, i would be very interested in seeing it. you have to make that happen. how many times have you seen the slide show? does anyone else have any slide show stories?
  5. hey, aqua. i too am an old school genesis nhl '94 player who lives in toronto. i also have not gotten into online play yet, partially because i prefer the purity of actually using a console and old controller as you said. my fellow nhl '94 fanatic, who posts on this board as klima85, is going to be in town next week and i know he would love to meet up with some 94'ers for some games. if the offer still stands, let me know on this board or email me -
  6. this also falls under the category of bugs, but my favourite nhl '94 moment is something referred to as "the slide show". my buddy ben (klima85) can back me up on this one since i was playing him when the magic moment happened. okay, a couple of years ago, we're playing on my genesis when we are interrupted by the familiar freeze and error message. sensing something more was about to happen, ben told me to wait a moment before i reset the system. sure enough, after a moment, the screen began flashing random still images from the game while playing arena organ music! these weren't just or
  7. can we get an upadate on this "ultimate challenge match"? did it go down? what was the result? for his sake, i hope kgman won, because it would be very humiliating to lose after that much trash talk.
  8. he was already mentioned by dipchit, but i want to co-sign on terry yake. get cassels out of the starting lineup, move my boy verbeek over to centre, throw in yake at left wing and you're good to go. yake may not blow you away at first, but his durability, consistency and wiley scoring touch are remakable. he doesn't have great range on his slap shot, but if you get in the slot, his accuracy is lights out. i've had some incredible games with him (and hartford in general) where he gets in incredible shooting zones and seemingly can't miss. plus he is one of the players in the genesis versi
  9. i've seen this one a couple of times before as well. there's nothing more exciting than scoring with 0:00 left on the clock. i don't think i've seen it done at the end of the third or ot, so i can't confirm the skipping of the celebration and three stars, but i guess that's something to look forward to. that's what makes nhl '94 so good; the more you play, the more you are rewarded with little surprises like this. and just when you think you've seen everything, the game goes and tops itself.
  10. i'm glad that this was posted already. i found out about this contest when it was midway through the first round and i became very invested in it. i'm sure that nhl '94 would have won no matter what, but i did everything i could to help out. i too am glad that its official and nhl '94 has taken its rightful place atop the sports game throne!
  11. i've said it before and i'll say it again: i wan't to be buried to the genesis nhl '94 theme song. i really mean this, without a hint of sarcasm.
  12. while i agree that people's opinions in this debate seem to reflect which version they played first, i feel that objectively speaking, the genesis version is undoubtedly the superior game. there may be fine points which snes supporters prefer (overall speed, one touch goalie control), but there is one key factor which outweighs any advantage snes may have: user records. the ability to save stats, records, even crowd crowd levels, gives the genesis version an epic feel and addds even more replay value. think of it this way: would you rather set a record on a superior version (though i'm ce
  13. as my name suggests, i am a huge advocate of pat verbeek. the cornerstone of a plucky, over-achieving hartford squad, his shot accuracy is invaluable at centre and he always seems to step up in crunch time. his speed and agility are adequate, he is very durable and i find he is one of one of the best finishers of one timers. he may not be in the absolute upper echelon of players, but i feel he is easily one of the most under rated and slept on. does anyone else love this man as much as i do?
  14. WOW!!! this is the site i've been looking for for the past 11 years. i just wanted to introduce myself, my name is matt and i'm a certified nhl '94-a-holic. i've been playing consistently since the game came out and am still on my original cartridge and genesis (though tragically, my original users records were inexplicably erased a couple of years ago). i feel the unparalleled depth and replay value of nhl '94 make it indisputably the greatest sports video game of all time and it is nice to find a community of like minded individuals. once again, fantastic site, i look forward to cel