Sign in to follow this  
Mr. Retro Sports

The Original NHL and EA Hockey

Recommended Posts

awesome read bud....nhl hockey is my favourite gens hockey game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

awesome read bud....nhl hockey is my favourite gens hockey game.

Thanks - I picked up an EA Hockey MegaDrive game (complete with everything) as well. I really like the international skin there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trying to figure out why we call EA '91? When it seems that from the article EA hockey came out after NHL hockey. So I'm thinking we should also be calling it '92?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@halifax I’m sure this is known/posted somewhere on here but the rosters and player ratings between EA and NHL hockey are identical. Soviet Union is Pittsburgh, Canada is LA, USA is Calgary, etc. Very easy to see in a side by side of NOSE. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, MikeGartner22 said:

Here’s everyone with my chicken scratch. 

image.jpg

You can open the rom in the NHL Old School Editor to edit the ratings and see the teams, too: 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, MikeGartner22 said:

Here’s everyone with my chicken scratch. 

image.jpg

Damn, Denmark OP. Detroit should have been Soviet Union obviously.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@smozoma it really puts NJ, WSH, VAN, and PHI in a different light...Spain, Italy, UK and Portugal. Not exactly hotbeds of hockey. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It does explain the massive, Hungarian, Terry Yake fanbase.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, clockwise said:

It does explain the massive, Hungarian, Terry Yake fanbase.

That is a huge reason why I visited Hungary a few years ago and was able to enjoy it as much as I did.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/24/2020 at 4:56 PM, MikeGartner22 said:

@smozoma it really puts NJ, WSH, VAN, and PHI in a different light...Spain, Italy, UK and Portugal. Not exactly hotbeds of hockey. 

NES Ice Hockey always made me scratch my head...

Canada, USA, USSR, Sweden, (T?)Czechoslovakia, and.. Poland?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, smozoma said:

NES Ice Hockey always made me scratch my head...

Canada, USA, USSR, Sweden, (T?)Czechoslovakia, and.. Poland?

FYI, Japan actually replaces Sweden in the Famicom / Japanese version.

That's why I thought there might be a Japanese team in the Japanese version of EA Hockey.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, smozoma said:

NES Ice Hockey always made me scratch my head...

Canada, USA, USSR, Sweden, (T?)Czechoslovakia, and.. Poland?

I grew up thinking Poland was known for hockey because of that game.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/5/2017 at 8:16 PM, halifax said:

Trying to figure out why we call EA '91? When it seems that from the article EA hockey came out after NHL hockey. So I'm thinking we should also be calling it '92?

Anyone have an explanation? I feel like this is an unsolved mystery. Is Robert stack around?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, halifax said:

Anyone have an explanation? I feel like this is an unsolved mystery. Is Robert stack around?

probably just a throwback that someone added to later when the year was added to the name, it was never actually named that, always EA HOCKEY to me

ahh just seeing the preview in MEAN MACHINES was enough for me for an instant sale, as i was looking for a decent enough ice hockey game ... and after TWO DECADES of using it for my simming competitions it was retired

and i guess the teams were selected because they were the more popular ones ... yes even poland :P

it was quite interesting as to who won ... here's the list of my world champions

2009-2010 - GERMANY
2008-2009 - FINLAND
2007-2008 - SWITZERLAND
2006-2007 - FRANCE
2005-2006 - SWEDEN
2004-2005 - SWEDEN
2003-2004 - UNITED STATES
2002-2003 - CANADA
2001-2002 - RUSSIAN REPUBLIC
2000-2001 - HUNGARY (NOT A TYPO, they beat CANADA 7-2!)
1999-2000 - SWEDEN
1998-1999 - NETHERLANDS
1997-1998 - C.I.S. (SOVIET UNION)
1996-1997 - GERMANY
1995-1996 - CANADA
1994-1995 - NETHERLANDS
1993-1994 - BELGIUM
1992-1993 - CANADA
1991-1992 - UNITED STATES
1990-1991 - SWEDEN

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 9 Guests (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online