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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the seminal NHL 94, this year's hockey title is including a special mode honoring that game. Blue ice and rough-and-tough hockey included.
The NHL 94 Anniversary mode within NHL 14 lets you play with current players in a setting that hearkens back to a time when gameplay was simpler and hockey was tougher. The mode uses a simplified, classic control scheme, retro presentation (including the blue ice, star icons, throwback unis, and organ music), and no penalties.
NHL 14 comes out September 10 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Our TakeNHL 94 was a game that made non-hockey fans fall in love with the sport, or at least the video game sport. It will be interesting to see how many fans like the fact that the mode uses current NHL 14 gameplay instead of offering up the classic game fully intact. Perhaps there were player licensing issues that prevented this.
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I was hoping that the players would be sprites. This is still a great throwback, even without sprites.
I wasn't going to get the new NHL game, but I might now.
That's pretty cool! I remember playing NHL '94 with my buddy on his Super Nintendo all the time back in the day. Great game.
This was the game that caused a lot of fights between my brother and I.
Too bad EA is not making this game for PS4 or XBOX One. Oh well, I will save the $60.
so will this only be available in nhl 14 or also in future years too?
That was a pretty awesome video I'm not going to lie.
YES! I love Hockey. This is going to be Awesome.
i am still pissed that we never got an NHL Street game after every oher sport got one. A pond/street hockey mode should be a priority. Get on it EA. And fix the friggin camer system for '14 please.
That means this game series is older than me hahahaha
It's not so much me as it is Roenick...He's good
NICE, NOW I HAVE TO GET IT.