Posted 09 June 2014 - 01:53 PM
This was Sega Saturn's NHL All-Star Hockey...it came out in '96. The intro was pretty cool for the time...hockey footage spliced in with in-game action...with Snap's "I got the power!" blaring away...it did have a way of getting you excited, especially since pseudo 3D-arena and ice graphics were quite a novelty back then:
The game itself was beyond awful. Lots of camera angles, just about all of which were terrible. Poor control. Butt-ugly logoless, faceless, nameless, and numberless players. But it WAS a beginning and a sign of things to come, just like the Wright Bros' first airplane (which never flew so much as a mile before crashing).
The 32-bit games are aging especially badly...the low-res graphics of that era are quite painful to watch now (though they seemed awesome then).
NHL Powerplay 98...this one was pretty good for the time:
EA 98 for the Saturn and Playstation...the PS version looked FAR better:
THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!
Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime? - Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.
Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.
It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.
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