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NHL91 pixelpuck.com ROM

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This is the last version my ROM edit from pixelpuck.com (RIP) around 2013. There is an NHL91.com ROM on the master list, however, I believe this may be from the Season 2 draft, when @angryjay93 beat @Freydey in 5 games. Here are some way-back pics of the blog from season 2:

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Okay, as to the new update from around 2013, here are the biggest changes:

FEATURES:

  • Scanned media guide photos from 90-91 for every player card.
  • Remastered sprite fields two colors for helmets and one for sleeve piping for the most accurate uniforms possible [HUDB].
  •  Meticulously rated, NHL players from after the 90-91 trade deadline, completely overhauled from the original ROM edit.
  • 26 man rosters: 15 forwards, 8 defensemen, and 3 goalies.
  • Team ratings based on team performance (home PTS %), road warrior rating (away PTS %), special teams (PP% – PPGF, and PK% – PKGAA), offensive prowess (GF/G and GF), defensive stoutness (GAA) [EARE].
  • New control read method. Goalie control is now mapped to the (Y) button. Controls must be calibrated to the 6 button configuration to use this feature. [SpritesMind]
  • Refined system that narrows attribute increments for more accurate player ratings.
  • NHL91 splash screens.
  • NHL91 logo for the Zamboni and team selection.
  • NHL91 timer logo.
  • 90-91 crease and improved nets.
  • New font.
  • Checking – speed burst multiplier adjustment.
  • Adjusted fatigue meters.
  • Hot – cold ratings fix.
  • Weight bug fix.
  • Assist bug fix.
  • Puck-drop organ tunes have been matched to the correct teams
  • A longer, louder, different sounding goal horn that more closely resembles the ones used in current NHL arenas [YT].

NHL 90-91 Recap

  • Penguins Win 8-0 in Game 6 @ Minnesota to win their first Stanley Cup
  • Brett Hull scores 86 goals 
  • 4 players score more than 50 goals
  • Guy Lafleur plays his last NHL game with Quebec
  • Several future, and potential future, HOFers played their first NHL games
    • Fedorov
    • Recchi
    • Hasek
    • Jagr
    • Bondra
    • Sundin
  • All-Star Game is held in Chicago.
  • Super Series took place between three Soviet teams (CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Khimik Voskresensk) and the NHL. The Soviets won the series 12-6-3
  • Chicago wins The Presidents Trophy and is bounced in the division semis by Minnesota in 6 games
  • Art Ross goes to Gretzky
  • Norris goes to Bourque
  • Vezina goes to Belfour
  • Conn Smythe goes to Lemieux who missed more than 50 games 
  • Hartford Whalers don't even know that they're moving to Carolina in a few seasons and are too busy enjoying one of the best logos of all-time to notice
  • No one in the hockey world knows who Gary Bettman is and everyone is thankful 
  • Also, a bunch of other stuff happened and it was all pretty cool since it was the 90s'

Notes

  • Speed burst is cut in 1/2. You really have to line up your checks and breakaways are harder to chase down if you get caught pinching
  • Ratings are more akin to EA's current games, and as a result the game plays better with line changes
  • Endurance is greatly reduced as well, one or two scoring chances and you'll need to go for a change or your line will be out of gas, which forces you to roll lines

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NHL91pixelpuck.bin 2 MB · 0 downloads

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I do use the '91 ROM all the time, so I will be curious to try out this iteration. Thanks for both!

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Man I wish I was active on the boards when these leagues were running. 

Was lucky though to get a season or two of Blitz and a few seasons of GDL before they  folded. 

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