Kamloops Blazers NHL '94 Celebration
While most of these kids probably couldn't even hold a controller when NHL '94 came out, you have to respect their tribute even if it is slightly off from the celebrations in the game. The two-handed stick raise captures the essence of early hockey video game celebrations in that it is simply hilarious.
Ron Barr quotes. It also features an online gaming community with leagues and tournaments played year-round. The creators and community have definitely kept the legend of NHL '94 alive and well with this website.
Yes we know the gameplay is NHLPA '93, but Sue, Trent, and Mike address the issue of the removal of fighting from NHL '94 so we know what they're talking about. If there's one thing the irks me about the most recent games in the EA NHL series it's that I can't make anyone's head bleed.
Inclusion In Recent EA Sports NHL Series
NHL.com Highlights Get The NHL '94 Treatment
NHL.com has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of the game over the past few weeks by editing their highlights with NHL '94 graphics and sounds. This was their first one and it was great capturing all the sounds you remember, but then they added more:
Adding the user-control star under Kane, the NHL.com guys started to get more creative, until they simply said fuck it and made the ice blue and did a full-game highlight reel package:
Do you have any favourite NHL '94 tributes?