NHLPA Hockey

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NHLPA Hockey
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: HeartBeat Corporation[1][2]
Licensor: Electronic Arts, National Hockey League Players' Association[2]
Developer(s) of original games: Park Place Productions
Sound driver: Electronic Arts/Jim & Joel Simmons
Peripherals supported: HeartBeat Catalyst[1]
Genre: Sports (ice hockey)

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
Videogame Rating Council: GA
For the original version of the game, see NHLPA Hockey '93.

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NHLPA Hockey is a Sega Mega Drive fitness hockey game developed and published by HeartBeat Corporation. A port of the 1992 Park Place Productions title NHLPA Hockey '93 specifically designed to utilize the fitness sensor-integrated Mega Drive peripheral HeartBeat Catalyst[1], it was released exclusively in the United States in 1994 in an extremely-limited run, and is one of the single-rarest commercially-available Sega Genesis games in existence.


A super realistic, fast action hockey game designed around the actual rules and players of the National Hockey League. Work out with the pros while keeping your heart rate within your target zone and go head to head with your opponent. Go above or fall below your target heart rate zone and lose team strength - maybe we'll even bench you. So tie on your skates and strap on your helmet for exercise excitement like never before.

— Promotional blurb from the Heartbeat Personal Trainer's brochure.[4]


NHLPA Hockey encourages users to play the game while exercising, with the Catalyst's fitness sensor hardware adjusting the overall power of the controlled hockey team during matches. If the user exercises faster, the team's power will increase, and vice versa.

Production credits


Developer resumes[3]

Magazine articles

Main article: NHLPA Hockey/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: NHLPA Hockey/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive, US
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Technical information

Main article: NHLPA Hockey/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 c845860d
MD5 62c2a2029715172a2f01c115f558799f
SHA-1 12815d3c16634c81f1e94667de2b50370cbeb0a1
1MB 1993-08 Cartridge (US)


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