Newbie here, heck haven't played NHL 94 since well probably fall 1994 when NHL 95 came out, have NHL94 ordered from EBay, and 2 new controllers coming Monday after the wife bought me a Sega console for Xmas, (forgot about the whole broken in controller d pad, might take a few hours of playing to get that thing warn in to my liking).
Anyway, I'm a die hard Rangers fan, just turned 14 when the game came out, owned the original, and 93, (and every game made after that up until this year, once it moved to PS3, and Xbox I completely lost interest, but still bought it anyway up until this year). I played every game against the CPU as the Rangers probably 1000's of games, and when me, and my friends played we would close our eyes hold down the d pad to scroll through the teams and when your opponent said stop you added the team to the list you could choose from, we did this 3 times so you could get 3 teams to choose from.
After a few months I wasn't allowed to use Chicago, or Detroit, and never used them anyway hated Roenick, and hated the Red wings (also would bypass Pitt, Philly, NJD, and NYI if I had any other reasonable choices). Would pick the Rangers every time I got them in my 3 which was often since I got extra choices if Detroit, Chicago, any of the teams my opponent got, and we reshuffled when ever it landed on Florida, Anaheim, TB, and Ottawa I think.
Well back to the topic, as a young kid growing up a Rangers fan Johnny V was my 1st favorite player, and Thomas Sandstrom a close 2nd, that was until the 18 year old hot shot Alex Kovalev came along, also liked Amonte, and Turcotte. My top line was always Graves, Messier, and Kovalev, with Leetch, and Zubov, I knew nothing about the weight glitch until 2 days ago, and Messier always put the pass where I wanted it, and my style was to get it to Graves down low for one timers, Kovalev at the right face off circle for a dip, and cross goal, or a slap shot/one timer, found Messier to be deadly from the top left circle to between the blue line slap shot, and Leetch from anywhere between the face off circles when the D parted down the middle.
Line 2 was was Turcotte, Amonte, Gartner, with Patrick, and Lowe, Gartner of course was the star of the line, but I always tried to get Turcotte, and Amonte involved because I really liked them as young kids coming up.
Line 3 was Esa, Sergie, and moved Kocur/Eddie O, and Jan Erixon in rotations one the checking line, Nemchinov always seemed to produce sneakily well with these guys, and I would use Beukeboom, and double shift Leetch on the 3rd pair if I remember correctly.
None of these lines where strategically put together, they were put together based on what players I liked the most, my goal was always to pump in 5+ goals with Kovalev against the CPU, and try, and get the whole 1st line to get a Hat Trick, and then work my way into the 2nd line for some goals, and like I said earlier, Nemchinov would always find a way to get a few points by accident. I don't know if it was because I played with these lines so much I figured a way to make them work, but they did work well for me both against the CPU, and playing my friends, the Messier offensive zone face off one timer to Graves, Kovalev, and Leetch was a scoring machine for me.
2 days ago I found this forum, have read through it for 5 hours, or more each day, and all this info came rushing back to me after reading posts like these, can't wait for Monday when the game arrives so I can see if I can shake of the layers of rust, and see if I still got it!
1 quick question, being this is Sega Genesis were talking about here what is the optimal TV size you guys like to play on? I'm thinking no larger than 32" and 40" is the smallest TV in my house. Thinking of hooking the console directly to a CPU 22" monitor, but don't know how to set that up, monitor only has a DVI port, and Stereo speaker jack nothing else, if anyone has any answers, or suggestions to these questions it would be much appreciated!