remember Gretzky Hockey on the N64? Man, that takes
me back. It was almost like hockey except that it
looked terrible and played pretty badly from what
I remember. Or maybe it was great...seriously, does
it even matter?
actually scored a goal with Gretzky NHL 2005 on the
PS2 so they're hoping to take home the Cup with a
PSP version soon to be released after the launch of
the new system. Incredibly Wayne Gretzky, arguably
the most well known hockey player in the history of
the game, has since lost some of his magic since retiring
a few years ago. Some young hockey players don't even
know who he is, which is a strange notion especially
if you consider that this guy made pro hockey into
the spectator sport that it is today. I can understand
these kids not knowing his name or his contribution
to the game, but you'd think their dads or moms might
name drop "Gretzky" once in awhile even
just out of respect. That's like a gamer not knowing
who Mario is for goodness sakes. Blasphemy!
licensed by the NHL and NHLPA, Gretzky NHL features
fast-paced skating, precision passing, bone-jarring
checks and players with that convey the power and
emotion of their sport. To challenge the skill levels
of all hockey videogame fans, Gretzky NHL offers the
Gretzky Challenge with unlockable, playable Gretzkys
from his days as an Edmonton Oiler, Los Angeles King
or New York Ranger. Additionally, there are an extensive
list of gameplay modes including Tournament Mode with
customizable tournaments, Franchise Mode where gamers
act as owners, and Rivalry Mode, which sets the stage
to revisit the ultimate heated match-up time after
time. By combining authentic gameplay, intuitive play
controls and an enhanced presentation with the fast,
fluid, hard-hitting intensity of arcade style play,
Gretzky NHL delivers the look, feel and passion of
hockey and provides gamers with a true-to-life simulation.
Game Artificial Intelligence (AI) picks evenly
matched teams at random for a quick game on the
Gamers can select their favorite team and
face off any NHL rivalry.
Mode Assume the role of GM and the responsibility
of franchise ownership including the ability to
draft, sign and trading players including players
from AHL teams and then play the regular 82 game
season. After the regular season, advance to the
playoffs as one of the top 8 teams in each conference,
play on and be crowned as the Stanley Cup champion.
Mode Gamers can compete locally against friends
or other hockey fans in head-to-head play via wireless
Challenge Through successful gameplay, gamers
can earn points by breaking Gretzkys actual
NHL records and utilize those points to unlock hidden
items including jerseys, teams and playable Gretzkys
from his days as a member of the Edmonton Oilers,
Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers.
NHL Gameplay Utilize the shot aiming option
to guide the puck past the tenacious goaltender.
Set up the perfect one-timer with the give and go
and load up a slap shot and try to beat the goalie
with the slap shot meter.
to game situations on the go with on-the-fly play
NHLPA & AHL Licensed Play as or against
all 30 NHL teams with all the players and arenas.
Play with roughly 400 of the AHLs top hockey
players and put those AHL players on to a NHL team.