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NHLPA Hockey '93
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: Electronic Arts/Jim & Joel Simmons
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.95[1] 714101
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[3][4] E052SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F E052SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 119,95[5] E052SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas E052SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
SE (Rental)
? kr E052SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?



NHLPA Hockey '93 is the second NHL licensed ice hockey game developed by EA Sports (or Electronic Arts Sports Network as it was known then) for the Sega Mega Drive (and SNES). During development it was known as NHLPA Hockey '92.

The game is the only entry in the series not to have full NHL branding. It has the license of the NHL Players Association, meaning all the players in-game are named, but the official team names were not allowed to be featured in this title. To make do, EA Sports simply assigned these players to teams such as "Washington" or "Toronto". It was also the last game which involved players being able to fight each other on the rink.

A Sega Mega-CD version was announced and previewed in some magazines, sporting CD quality audio and full motion video. This version was not released, and the project subsequently became the Mega-CD version of NHL Hockey '94.

Production credits

  • Design adapted by: Michael Brook, Scott Orr, Richard Hilleman
  • Programmed by: Jim Simmons
  • Graphics by: George Simmons, Brian O'Hara, Curt Toumanian
  • Music and Sound by: Jim Simmons
  • Produced by: Michael Brook
  • Assistant Producer: Steve Matulac
  • Technical Directors: Scott Cronce, Tom DeBry
  • Testing by: Robert Zalot, Yun Shin, Joel Simmons
  • Player Ratings by: Igor Kuperman
  • Product Manager: Chip Lange, Neil Thewarapperuma
  • Art Director: Nancy Waisanen
  • Package Design: Singee
  • Package Photos: Steve Babineau
  • Quality Assurance: David Costa, Kevin Hogan
  • Documentation: T. S. Flanagan
  • Documentation Layout: Chris Morgan
  • Special Thanks to : Bob Borgen, Ted Saskin, Ian Pulver, Rob Blake, John McIntyre

Magazine articles

Main article: NHLPA Hockey '93/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #39: "October 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #39: "October 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Sega Visions (US) #10: "November/December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[6]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) 1993 Video Game Buyer's Guide (199x-xx-xx)[7]
  • Sega Visions (US) #11: "February/March 1993" (199x-xx-xx)[8]
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Joypad (FR) #12: "Septembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
</div>
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Mega Force (FR) #18: "Juin 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
</div>

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92
84 №14, p104/105
91 №132, p88[3]
70 №16, p31[9]
90
95 №40, p142[1]
95 №6, p8/9
93 №12, p76/77
90 №13
88 №32, p163
86 №3, p34
92 №1, p32/33/34/35/36/37[10]
90 №1, p64
89 №10, p34/35/36/37
90 №1, p96-99[4]
83 №25, p98/99
95
93 №36, p52/53
92 №14, p44/45
94 №18, p66
84 №11, p74/75[11]
Sega Mega Drive
89
Based on
21 reviews

Mega Drive, US
NHLPA93 MD US Box.jpg
Cover
NHLPA93 MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
NHLPA Hockey 93 MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
NHLPA93 MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
NHLPA93 MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
NHLPA93 MD SE Box Rental.jpg
Cover

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 040.pdf, page 146
  2. File:SegaPro UK 10.pdf, page 24
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:CVG UK 132.pdf, page 88
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 File:MeanMachinesSega01UK.pdf, page 96
  5. File:SegaMagazine DE 01.pdf, page 78
  6. File:SegaVisions US 10.pdf, page 10
  7. File:EGM US BuyersGuide 1993.pdf, page 6
  8. File:SegaVisions US 11.pdf, page 10
  9. File:Excalibur CZ 16.pdf, page 31
  10. File:Mega UK 01.pdf, page 32
  11. File:SegaForce UK 11.pdf, page 74


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)