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UPDATE: NHL20 V2 has been added to the BOTTOM OF THIS ORIGINAL POST - (excel sheet in zipped folder). Player rating and roster updates, player card changes (thanks Slapshot!), line change updates, team rating adjustments.  I will update the playoff brackets on the trade deadline edition. Be careful, the original ROM is still above the screenshots (new ROM at bottom).

Slapshot also added the board sound patch courtesy of Brodeur30.


Here is the NHL94 ROM, updated for the 2019-20 season by me & Slapshot. Special thanks to @slapshot67 for his work on graphics and player cards! Below you'll find the ROM and Excel sheet. Excel is in the zip folder, which shows player ratings, "Skip's ratings", etc.

Player rating updates based on last year's performance, roster changes, some new player cards, playoff brackets to reflect actual 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Let me know if you find any errors!


-This is the 32-team ROM (updated teams, logos, player cards and graphics by Slapshot67).

-Updated team rosters for 2019-20 season (rosters and player ratings by Skip). The 32nd team is still the NHL'94 Hall of Fame team, with original NHL94 ratings!

-Weight bug is fixed (heavy guys are harder to knock down), and this ROM uses weight + checking = hitting ability

-1 minute penalties (except for injuries = 2 min penalty). You can do 5, 7, 10 or 20 minute periods.

-Hot/Cold is accurate in the pre-game screen and in edit lines.

NEW for 2020 ROM: 50th anniversary center ice logos for Buffalo & Vancouver. 

ROSTER NOTES: 3rd line is usually a mashup of best players on a team's real 3rd & 4th lines. Tried to keep scoring lines as they are in real life, or how they "should be" when players return from injury. Dustin Byfuglien is not included on Winnipeg's roster.

KNOWN BUG: The menu screen will freeze if the player cards begin to cycle for team #31 - Winnipeg. There is no known fix for this.

TOURNEY ROM has continuous OT. The regular ROM has 5 minute OT. (I'll add this later)

Zip folder has excel sheet with all players listed, including the NHL94 HHOF All-Stars roster, and Ratings list for all 32 teams.



NHL20.bin NHL20excel.zipNHL20title.pngNHL20h2h.pngNHL20matchup.pngNHL20faceoff.png




NHL20v2skip.zip NHL20v2.bin

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1 minute ago, clockwise said:

Great work! 

LMK if you need help with the playoff update I'd be happy to help.

Thanks bud! Slapshot does most of the cool work :-)

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I had really hoped to be the "announcer" in this rom to boost my NHL94 status to an immortal legend.

Let me know if you decide to hack a NHL94 Sega CD rom, and I'll record the intros.

Now excuse me while I put fasteners into a plastic bag in my 9-5.


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Thanks again guys - hope you all enjoy the game! Please let me know if you find any errors (spelling, handedness, etc). I'm already working on V2! We'll sort out the Byfuglien situation and I'll add a few guys based on GP in first few weeks.

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On 10/13/2019 at 10:38 AM, skip said:

I'll have an update coming soon and will attach here! I want to go through a couple of weeks so I can update the advantages for home, away, PP, PK, etc.

Looking forward to 99OVR Sam Lafferty and Adam Johnson for the Penguins! ;)

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11 minutes ago, dwyersp said:


I apologize if this has been answered already, but I was wondering if it is possible to apply the sprite hack to your mod to allow for unique & correct colors for team helmets..?

Thank you.


It is possible.  My season rom is also the same slapshot67 rom that Skip edits (albiet with different ratings, jerseys, logos, etc.).  I added Clockwise's spite hack to mine as well as some of Smozoma's patches.  So, definitely doable.  Below is a link to the sprite/helmet hack if you need it.


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Have enjoyed the games I've played thus far online. Being a Philly fan, I generally use them the most. Here is some feedback or opinions I have. 

  • Giroux
    • shot power is too high, I'd dial back a little
    • shot accuracy is probably too low
    • agility is fine but I think his speed should be reduced
  • JVR
    • I'd reduce his shot power
  • Porovrov
    • reduce speed
    • reduce agility
  • Gostisbehere
    • reduce agility
    • reduce shot power
  • Raffl
    • reduce shot accuracy
    • increase speed and agility
    • increase stick handling
  • Vorachek
    • reduce shot power

I know a lot of people would offer advice when I did the updates, so please, don't think that I'm nitpicking; these are just my observations of the players right now. Take it or leave it. 

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On 3/11/2020 at 5:35 PM, skip said:

hey sorry bud, yes soon

Hey dude, when do you think your updated rom will come out? 


I'm working on an snes update. I used to make them a decade or so ago but I've got less time now. 

I'm wondering if you'd be fine if I copied your roms roster and player ratings? 

If so, could I have access to a rom file where I could open up with nose? 

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