Wayne Gretzky Hockey

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Wayne Gretzky Hockey
Wayne Gretzky Hockey NES cover.jpg
Developer(s)Bethesda Softworks
Publisher(s)Bethesda Softworks
Toy Headquarters (NES)
Platform(s)Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Mac OS, Nintendo Entertainment System
Release
[1]
Genre(s)Sports (ice hockey)
Mode(s)One player, two players

Wayne Gretzky Hockey is an ice hockey-themed sports game developed by Bethesda Softworks, and first published in 1988.

Gameplay[edit]

The game features the name and likeness of Canadian professional ice hockey centre Wayne Gretzky.

Release[edit]

Bethesda Softworks published Wayne Gretzky Hockey shortly after Peter Pocklington traded Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings on 9 August 1988.

Bethesda Softworks followed the game with two sequels: Wayne Gretzky Hockey II (1990) and Wayne Gretzky Hockey 3 (1991).

Reception[edit]

Sales of Wayne Gretzky Hockey reached 350,000 units by 1995, which "put Bethesda Softworks on the gaming map", according to PC Gamer US.[2][1] Computer Gaming World gave an "unhesitating recommendation" of the game "to anyone who enjoys hockey".[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bethesda Softworks History". bethsoft.com. Archived from the original on June 5, 1997. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  2. ^ Trotter, William R. (November 1995). "Bethesda Softworks: The Little Giant". PC Gamer US. 2 (11): 92–94, 96, 98.
  3. ^ Wilson, Johnny L. (April 1989). "The Great One Digitized". Computer Gaming World. p. 38.