ESPN National Hockey Night (video game)

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This article is about the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis game. For the PlayStation 2 game by the same name, see ESPN National Hockey Night (PS2).
ESPN National Hockey Night
ESPN National Hockey Night
Sega Genesis cover art
Developer(s) Sony Imagesoft
Stormfront Studios
Publisher(s) Sony Imagesoft
Platform(s) Super NES
Sega Mega Drive
Release date(s) Super NES:
Genre(s) Traditional ice hockey simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer (up to two players)

ESPN National Hockey Night is a multiplatform traditional ice hockey simulation video game for the Super NES, Sega Mega Drive and personal computers with MS-DOS capabilities.


The player is cast right straight into NHL action on his TV screen. Like most ESPN games, there is an exhibition mode, a season mode, and a playoff mode. The AI of this game is very difficult, like a hockey equivalent of Super Bases Loaded. The side view makes it more tricky and the computer opponent can sneak in goals when the player thinks that he is secure in a tied game or in a game in which he is narrowly winning. Most of the notable NHL players from the 1990s are here complete with stats to make them more realistic.


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