EA Hockey

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EA Hockey
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Electronic Arts (Europe), Electronic Arts Victor (Japan)
Developer:
Genre: Sports[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 (7,004)6,800e[3] EM20002
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E187SMX
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[5][6] E187SMX
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU

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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.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English EA Hockey EA Hockey
Japanese プロホッケー Pro Hockey

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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Print advert in (FR) #2: "Septembre/Octobre 1991" (1991-09-13)
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Print advert in (FR) #20: "Octobre 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
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Print advert in (UK) #18: "March 1992" (1992-02-27)
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Print advert in (FR) #8: "Juillet/Août 1992" (1992-07-07)
also published in:
  • (FR) #11: "Août/Septembre 1992" (1992-07-1x)[7]
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Print advert in (SE) #1992-01: "1/92" (1992-xx-xx)
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Print advert in (SE) #1992-02: "2/92" (1992-11-19)
also published in:
  • (SE) #1993-01: "1/93" (1993-01-14)[8]
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Print advert in (JP) #1992-12: "December 1992" (1992-11-07)
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Print advert in (CZ) #1: "Leden 1995" (1995-01-24)


Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(RU)
50
[9]
(UK)
95
[10]
(UK) PAL
100
[11]
(DE) PAL
88
[12]
(JP) NTSC-J
65
[13]
(UK) PAL
93
[14]
(UK)
95
[5]
(RU)
60
[15]
(UK)
90
[16]
(JP) NTSC-J
68
[17]
(UK)
88
[18]
(IT)
95
[19]
(UK)
100
[20]
(JP) NTSC-J
60
[21]
(ES)
93
[22]
(FR) PAL
95
[23]
(FR) PAL
95
[24]
(UK) PAL
83
[25]
(UK) PAL
88
[26]
(JP) NTSC-J
63
[27]
(FR) PAL
85
[28]
(UK) PAL
94
[29]
(UK) PAL
94
[30]
(SI)
87
[31]
(UK)
95
[32]
(UK)
94
[33]
(AU)
92
[34]
(FR)
91
[35]
(UK) PAL
90
[36]
(UK) PAL
92
[37]
(UK) PAL
100
[38]
(UK)
94
[39]
(UK) PAL
94
[40]
(JP) NTSC-J
80
[41]
(FR)
90
[42]
(PL)
100
[43]
(RU)
81
[44]
(DE)
90
[45]
(UK) PAL
90
[46]
Sega Mega Drive
87
Based on
39 reviews

EA Hockey

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
NHLHockey MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
EAHockey MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
EA Hockey MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
EAHockey MD SE rental cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
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. File:NHLHockey MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. Beep! MegaDrive, "December 1992" (JP; 1992-11-07), page 15
  4. 4.0 4.1 ACE, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-08-08), page 121
  5. 5.0 5.1 Computer & Video Games, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-08-15), page 44
  6. Sega Power, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-08-01), page 21
  7. Joypad, "Août/Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-07-1x), page 26
  8. Sega Force, "1/93" (SE; 1993-01-14), page 35
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 66
  10. ACE, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-08), page 67
  11. ACE, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-08), page 112
  12. Aktueller Software Markt, "November 1991" (DE; 1991-10-11), page 6
  13. Beep! MegaDrive, "December 1992" (JP; 1992-11-07), page 31
  14. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 129
  15. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 309
  16. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 40
  17. Famitsu, "1992-11-27" (JP; 1992-11-13), page 1
  18. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  19. Game Power, "Dicembre 1991" (IT; 1991-1x-xx), page 48
  20. Games-X, "29th August-4th September 1991" (UK; 1991-08-29), page 36
  21. Hippon Super, "January 1993" (JP; 1992-12-04), page 85
  22. Hobby Consolas, "Noviembre 1991" (ES; 1991-1x-xx), page 40
  23. Joypad, "Octobre 1991" (FR; 1991-09-17), page 34
  24. Joystick, "Septembre 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 179
  25. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 79
  26. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 91
  27. Mega Drive Fan, "February 1993" (JP; 1993-01-XX), page 59
  28. Mega Force, "Septembre/Octobre 1991" (FR; 1991-09-13), page 98
  29. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 77
  30. MegaTech, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-20), page 33
  31. Megazin, "Letnik 1, Številka 1, September 1993" (SI; 1993-xx-xx), page 41
  32. Mean Machines, "August 1991" (UK; 1991-07-27), page 18
  33. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 138
  34. Megazone, "April/May 1992" (AU; 1992-xx-xx), page 38
  35. Player One, "Octobre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 48
  36. Raze, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-08-29), page 32
  37. Sega Power, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-08-01), page 20
  38. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  39. Sega Pro, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-13), page 16
  40. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 65
  41. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  42. Tilt, "Décembre 1991" (FR; 1991-1x-xx), page 66
  43. Top Secret, "Marzec 1995" (PL; 1995-xx-xx), page 57
  44. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 60
  45. Video Games, "3/91" (DE; 1991-09-06), page 90
  46. Zero, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 80


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