ESPN National Hockey Night (video game)

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ESPN National Hockey Night
ESPN National Hockey Night
Sega Genesis version cover art
Developer(s) Sony Imagesoft
Stormfront Studios
Publisher(s) Sony Imagesoft
Platform(s) Super NES, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, DOS
Release Genesis 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 Genesis, Sega CD, and personal computers with MS-DOS capabilities.

Like most ESPN games, there is an exhibition mode, a season mode, and a playoff mode. Most of the notable NHL players from the 1990s are included; though their real names are not used, the players' jersey numbers are matched up with the '93-'94 stats of the real world players who wore those numbers.[1]


GamePro gave the Genesis version a mixed review. They highly praised the ability to switch between vertical and side views, the season mode options, and the adjustable difficulty settings, but criticized the music and "soupy" controls. They concluded that the game is good overall, but overshadowed by NHL 95, which came out at the same time.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "ESPN Hockey Kicks One into the Net". GamePro (65). IDG. December 1994. p. 186. 
  2. ^ "Release date". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-10-29.