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Wayne Gretzsky NHLPA All-Stars technical data

Name Wayne Gretzsky NHLPA All-Stars
System Genesis - Mega Drive
Year 1995
Developer Time-Warner Interactive
Genre Sports

The Wayne Gretzky NHLPA All-Stars was a hockey game developed by Virgin Interactive and released in 1995 for the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive. The game was part of the Gretzky series, which also included games such as Wayne Gretzky Hockey and NHLPA Hockey ‘93.

Wayne Gretzky NHLPA All-Stars was released to critical acclaim, with many reviewers praising its attention to detail and gameplay. It featured all 26 teams from the 1992–93 season of the National Hockey League (NHL) as well as 19 international teams. Players were able to play against each other or compete in tournaments or playoffs. Additionally, players could create their own custom teams or leagues.

The game’s graphics were praised for their realism and attention to detail, with most players being rendered in full 3D polygons rather than sprites. This allowed for more detailed animations and smoother transitions between movements. Additionally, the controls were praised for their responsiveness, allowing players to quickly move around the rink without feeling sluggish or delayed.

Wayne Gretzky NHLPA All-Stars also featured several modes of play, including exhibition matches, tournaments, playoffs, practice mode and a “Create A Player” option which allowed players to customize their own player before taking them into battle on the ice. The game also included an array of power ups that could be used during matches such as super shots and turbo skates which temporarily granted players increased speed or improved shooting accuracy respectively.

The sound design was also praised for its authenticity with many reviewers commenting on how accurately it captured the sounds of a real hockey match; from the sound of skates gliding over ice to crowd cheers and boos when goals are scored or penalty calls made respectively. Overall, Wayne Gretzsky NHLPA All Stars is considered one of the best hockey games ever made for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive console due to its incredibly detailed graphics, responsive controls and realistic sound design combined with its expansive roster of teams from both North America and Europe.

Genesis - Mega Drive Sports games