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EA Hockey
Publisher: Electronic Arts (EU), Electronic Arts Victor (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 EM20002
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99[1] E187SMX
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F E187SMX
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? E187SMX
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas E187SMX
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?



EA Hockey, sometimes referred to as Pro Hockey (プロホッケー) in Japan, is a hockey game developed by Park Place Production Team and published by Electronic Arts.

EA Hockey is the overseas version of the late 1991 North American exclusive game, NHL Hockey. EA Hockey does not have an NHL license, instead using national teams with fake names. The game is, however, largely identical outside of this feature, and is frequently confused with NHL Hockey.

EA Hockey received a second outing in the form of EA Sports Double Header, and would be brought to the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear as Championship Hockey. Its successors, starting with NHLPA Hockey '93, retained their NHL license when brought overseas.

Gameplay

Teams

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Soviet Union
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Yugoslavia

The EA Sports Double Header re-release does not adjust the teams in relation to world events, i.e. the break-up of the Soviet Union in December 1991, the Yugoslav wars during the early 1990s and ths dissolution of Czechoslovakia in late 1992.

Production credits

  • Designed by: Scott Orr, Richard Hilleman, Michael Brook, Jim Simmons
  • Developed by: Park Place Production Team
  • Programmed by: Jim Simmons
  • Graphics Design by: Brian O'Hara, Steve Quinn, Curt Toumanian
  • Production Assistance by: Michael Knox, Troy Lyndon, Jim Haldy for Park Place Production Team
  • Music and Sound by: Rob Hubbard
  • Executive Producer: Richard Hilleman
  • Produced by: Michael Brook
  • Technical Director: Scott Cronce
  • Assistant Producer: Ed Gwynn
  • Special Thanks to: Mark Hughes and Scooter Hanson of the San Diego Gulls

Magazine articles

Main article: EA Hockey/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Mega Force (FR) #2: "Septembre/Octobre 1991" (1991-09-13)
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Mean Machines (UK) #18: "March 1992" (1992-02-27)
</div>
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Joystick (FR) #20: "Octobre 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
</div>
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Mega Force (FR) #8: "Juillet/Août 1992" (1992-07-07)
also published in:
  • Joypad (FR) #11: "Août/Septembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[3]
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
95 №49, p67[1]
95 №118, p44-46[4]
68 №206
100 №19, p36
93 №2, p40/41[5]
95 №1, p34-36[6]
95 №19, p179
83 №4, p79
88 №5, p91
94 №1, p77[7]
95 №11, p18-21[8]
91 №13, p48/49[9]
90 №12, p32/33[10]
92 №22, p20/21
100 №23, p53
94 №11, p16/17
94 №18, p65
90 №24, p80/81
Sega Mega Drive
92
Based on
18 reviews

Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, JP
NHLHockey MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
EAHockey MD JP CartTop.jpg
Nhlhockey md jp cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 2641653f
MD5 1eb65c531d702935d7d70e070ad2df18
SHA-1 2337ad3c065f46edccf19007d7a5be80a97520d5
512kB 1991-05 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 9bfc279c
MD5 000b06c7cba4588c3cea15d6a9fc6478
SHA-1 118419e596bf07047a18d1828290019fbc4afc45
512kB 1991-06 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 9dcdc894
MD5 48b3ed36d0966f9acc290524527887f0
SHA-1 40166e9c2b40f35ba7d7cf5d07865c824c323757
512kB 1992-11 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:ACE UK 49.pdf, page 67
  2. File:ACE UK 48.pdf, page 121
  3. File:Joypad FR 011.pdf, page 26
  4. File:CVG UK 118.pdf, page 44
  5. File:HobbyConsolas ES 002.pdf, page 40
  6. File:Joypad FR 001.pdf, page 34
  7. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 77
  8. File:MeanMachines UK 11.pdf, page 18
  9. File:PlayerOne FR 013.pdf, page 48
  10. File:Raze UK 12.pdf, page 32


Electronic Arts sports games for Sega systems
American Football
John Madden Football (1990) | John Madden Football '92 (1991) | John Madden Football '93 (1992) | John Madden Football: Championship Edition (1992) | Mutant League Football (1993) | Madden NFL '94 (1993) | Bill Walsh College Football (1993) | Bill Walsh College Football '95 (1994) | Madden NFL '95 (1994) | Madden NFL 96 (1995) | College Football USA 96 (1995) | Madden NFL 97 (1996) | College Football USA 97 (1996) | Madden NFL 98 (1997)
Baseball
Tony La Russa Baseball (1993) | MLBPA Baseball (1994) | La Russa Baseball 95 (1994) | Triple Play 96 (1995) | Triple Play: Gold Edition (1996)
Basketball
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs (1990) | Bulls vs Lakers and the NBA Playoffs (1991) | Jordan vs Bird (1992) | Team USA Basketball (1992) | Bulls versus Blazers and the NBA Playoffs (1993) | NBA Showdown '94 (1994) | NBA Live 95 (1994) | NBA Live 96 (1995) | Coach K College Basketball (1995) | NBA Live 97 (1996) | NBA Live 98 (1997)
Golf
Zany Golf (1990) | PGA Tour Golf (1990) | PGA Tour Golf II (1992) | PGA Tour Golf III (1994) | PGA European Tour (1994) | PGA Tour 96 (1995) | PGA Tour 97 (1996)
Ice Hockey
NHL Hockey (Mega Drive) (1991) | NHLPA Hockey '93 (1992) | NHL Hockey '94 (1993) | Elitserien 95 (1994) | Mutant League Hockey (1994) | NHL 95 (1994) | Elitserien 96 (1995) | NHL 96 (1995) | NHL Hockey (Game Gear) (1995) | NHL 97 (Mega Drive) (1996) | NHL 97 (Saturn) (1996) | NHL 98 (Mega Drive) (1997) | NHL 98 (Saturn) (1997)
Racing
Mario Andretti Racing (1994) | Andretti Racing (1996) | NASCAR 98 (1997)
Rugby
Rugby World Cup 1995 (1994) | Australian Rugby League (1995)
Soccer
FIFA International Soccer (8-bit) (1993) | FIFA International Soccer: Championship Edition (1994) | FIFA Soccer 95 (1994) | FIFA Soccer 96 (32X | Saturn) (1995) | FIFA Soccer 97 (Gold Edition) (1996) | FIFA Road to World Cup 98 (Mega Drive) (1997) | FIFA Road to World Cup 98 (Saturn) (1997)
Misc.
EA Sports Double Header (1992) | IMG International Tour Tennis (1994) | Toughman Contest (1994)