Not that you’d have to tell anyone around there parts that NHL ’94 is still BAWSE. The 20-year old game remains EA Sports’ landmark hockey game even after all these years.

NHL.com ran a neat feature on NHL ’94 with modern day hockey game producers and current NHLers running down their memories of the classic. What kind of NHL ’94 tribute would be complete without its most heralded star chiming in? Jeremy Roenick on his own virtual stardom, via NHL.com:

“It’s the No. 1 comment that is made to me over the course of every day, whether it’s over Twitter or meeting on the street. Whatever the case may be, I would say one out of three people I meet mention ’94 Sega,” Roenick told NHL.com. “They say one of three things: One, ‘You couldn’t beat the Chicago Blackhawks [in the game] because of Jeremy Roenick.’ No. 2, ‘I got through college playing Jeremy Roenick in ’94 Sega.’ The third is it was a rule that you couldn’t be the Chicago Blackhawks in the game, because they were that unstoppable.

That still happens almost daily.”

Comments (2)

  1. greatest game ever. Manual goalies, SNES NHL 94. Played last night vs human opponent. tense competition. You could/can actually be a good defender based on your controller skills. All the tools were built right into the player. Player movement was perfect!

  2. Modano, Broten, Bellows, Tinordi and Hatcher with Casey in goal.

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