|Developer(s)||EA Tiburon (SNES)
High Score Productions (MD)
Pioneer Productions (DOS)
Probe Entertainment (GB)
|Publisher(s)||EA Sports (SMD, SNES, DOS)
Black Pearl (GB)
|Release date(s)||Super Nintendo Entertainment System
|Genre(s)||Sports - Ice Hockey Sim|
|Distribution||CD, Game cartridge|
The cover of the game features Steve Yzerman and Scott Stevens, then team captains of Detroit Red Wings and New Jersey Devils respectively, the two teams of 1995 Stanley Cup Finals. It was the final game in the series that included more than one player on the cover in North America. Since the release of NHL 97, the games' covers have single players.
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Major and double minor penalties were included in the game. The PC version is the first game in the series to have multiple cameras, using EA's "Virtual Stadium technology". The Virtual Stadium technology uses 2D sprites on a 3D environment. The song included is Get Ready For This by 2 Unlimited is used as the game's main theme (for the PC version, the game music is done by game composer Jeff van Dyck).
Although the Quebec Nordiques had been relocated to Denver as the Colorado Avalanche prior to the 1995–96 season, circumstances prevented the new franchise from being added to the EA game, and as a result, the club still appears as the Nordiques. Fighting was also included, with three new animations for a fight ending; knocking the losing player on his back, injuring him to cause him to squirm on the ice, and by pulling the losing player to the ice with the jersey over his head while being able to still throw punches.
|NHL 1996 Soundtrack|
|2 Unlimited||"Get Ready for This"|