Super Slap Shot

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Super Slap Shot
Super Slap Shot
North American cover art
Developer(s)Ringler Studios[1]
Publisher(s)
Composer(s)Tommy Tallarico[2]
Platform(s)SNES/SFC
Release
Genre(s)Traditional ice hockey simulation[1]
Mode(s)Single-player
Multiplayer

Super Slap Shot is a traditional five-on-five ice hockey video game for the Super NES/Super Famicom.[3]

Summary[edit]

The game itself was endorsed by "Mr. Hockey" Gordie Howe.[3] Although the cover image depicts Cam Neely And Dave Christian in uniforms Neely who play with the Boston Bruins in number "8" in the place of the letter B on the logo of the jersey) and Dave Christian in the Washington Capitals jersey, no licenses from real-life professional league are used in the game.[4] There are 16 international teams are available to choose from in exhibition and tournament modes.[3] These teams include the United States, Sweden, Russia, and Canada. There are more than ten pages of hockey stats to look up in a typical game.[3] Realistic penalties are given and fighting is given an up-close view.[3]

Besides the national teams, the player can also choose the Cities mode on options and play with teams representing North American franchises, possibly inspired by the NHL. By the time the game was released, all of the cities available had NHL franchises. Some of them bear the same colors of their real-life counterparts. For instance, Los Angeles plays in black and white like the Kings, Calgary wears red like the Flames, Chicago has red and black uniforms like the Blackhawks, Detroit gear is red like Red Wings', Pittsburgh uses a black and white equipment with gold details like the Penguins, the New York team is blue just like the Rangers and Quebec is white and blue like the Nordiques. The Philadelphia team was branded just as Philly while the New Jersey one is called simply N.J.

Power Unlimited gave this game an official rating of 75% in their November 1993 issue while German based Total! magazine gave this game a rating of 3.25 out of 6.[3]

The game was designed by Ed Ringler,[5] who had previously worked in Mario Lemieux Hockey for Sega Genesis and contributed with several other ice hockey videogames.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  2. ^ "Composer information". SNES Music. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Release information". MobyGames. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  4. ^ "License information". Brad the Jaded Gamer. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  5. ^ "Ed Ringler's résumé". MobyGames. Retrieved 2015-07-07.