NHL Powerplay '96

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NHL Powerplay '96
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Wooyoung System (KR)
Developer:
Supporting companies:
Licensor: National Hockey League, National Hockey League Players' Association
Sound driver: SCSP (1 track)
Peripherals supported: 6Player
Genre: Sports[1][2] (ice hockey)

















Number of players: 1-6
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 (5,974)5,800e[3] T-7012G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$55.0055.00 T-7013H
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
T-7013H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
T-7013H-50
USK: 0
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[7] T-7013H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Sega Saturn
KR
T-7013H-08
Non-Sega versions

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NHL Powerplay '96 (NHL パワープレイ’96), known simply as NHL Powerplay in Europe, is an ice hockey game for the Sega Saturn.

Japanese and European releases (the latter planned for 30 August 1996[8]) of the game were delayed into 1997[9], despite the Japanese version still carrying a 96 in the title.

Gameplay

Teams

  • Anaheim Mighty Ducks Anaheim Mighty Ducks
  • Boston Bruins Boston Bruins
  • Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres
  • Calgary Flames Calgary Flames
  • Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks
  • Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche
  • Dallas Stars Dallas Stars
  • Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings
  • Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers
  • Florida Panthers Florida Panthers
  • Hartford Whalers Hartford Whalers
  • Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings
  • Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens
  • New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils
  • New York Islanders New York Islanders
  • New York Rangers New York Rangers
  • Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators
  • Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers
  • Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins
  • San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks
  • St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks
  • Washington Capitals Washington Capitals
  • Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets
  • All Stars East All Stars East
  • All Stars West All Stars West
  • Australia Australia
  • Austria Austria
  • Canada Canada
  • Czechia Czech Republic
  • United Kingdom England
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • Germany Germany
  • Italy Italy
  • Japan Japan
  • Norway Norway
  • Russia Russia
  • Spain Spain
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • United States of America U.S.A.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English NHL Powerplay NHL Powerplay
English (US) NHL Powerplay '96 NHL Powerplay '96
Japanese NHL パワープレイ’96 NHL Powerplay '96
Korean NHL파워플레이96 NHL Powerplay '96

Production credits

Virgin Interactive Entertainment
  • VP of Product Development: Eric Lux
  • Producer: Vincent Nason
  • Associate Producer: Aron Drayer
  • Assistant Producer: Jimm Getz
  • Product Managers: Jeanine Mouchawar, Justine Rosenheck
  • QA Manager: David Maxey
  • QA Group Head: Mitch Feldman
  • Lead Testers: Matt Orlich, Victor Rodriguez, Chris Nelsen
  • Product Analysts: Tyrone Rodriguez, Nick Camerota, John Lee, David Hunt, Aaron Lenz, Scott McClellan, Dylan Manger
  • Package Design: Moore & Price Design
  • Art Director: Lauren Rifkin
  • Manual Writer: Aron Drayer
  • Manual Editors: Mimi Halo, Lisa Marcinko, Lori Ellison
  • Special Thanks to: Tim Page, Keith Greer, Rand Bleimeister, Felicia Cohen, Scott Maples, Chris Drews, Akira Kashiwagi, Mike Merren, Marcus Iremonger, John Ashbridge, Dean Wormell, Devin Smith, Christian Lalonde, Christian Conrad, Ralph Hollack, Norm Karns, Joey Sanchez, Jeff Ziel, Chris Archer, Eric Harshman, Dyan Daglas, Liz Johnson, Nicholas and Tyler
Radical Entertainment
  • Producer: Kevin Wilkinson
  • Technical Director: Chris Lippmann
  • Lead Programmer: Chris Robertson
  • Game & A.I. Programmer: Dave Roberts
  • A. I. Design: Ferdie Espedido, Vince Nason, Kevin Wilkinson, Chris Lippmann
  • System Programmer: Mike Biddlecombe
  • Global Programming: Emmanuel Lopez
  • Art Director: Arthur We
  • Animation: Thom Bellaire
  • Artists: Vince Joly, Sean Thompson, Emmanuel Soupidis, Brian Roche
  • Crowd & Announcer Programmer: Paul Wilkinson
  • Music & Sound Effects: Marc Baril
  • Sound & Music Programmer: Brian Green
  • Speech Editor: Paul Ruskay
  • Design Assistant & Attributes: Peter Low
  • Design Assistant & Attributes: Justin Sheffield
Source:
US manual
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Magazine articles

Main article: NHL Powerplay '96/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Next Generation (US) #18: "June 1996" (1996-05-21)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #15: "January 1997" (1996-12-17)
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Print advert in EGM² (US) #29: "November 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-21: "1996-21 (1996-12-13)" (1996-11-22)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-22: "1996-22 (1996-12-27)" (1996-12-13)
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Print advert in Game Champ (KR) #1997-01: "xxxx" (199x-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Game Champ (KR) #1997-07: "xxxx" (199x-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
CD Consoles (FR) PAL
60
[24]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
90
[25]
Edge (UK) PAL
80
[26]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
68
[27]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
90
[28]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
98
[29]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
85
[30]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
85
[31]
Game Informer (US) NTSC-U
85
[32]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
82
[33]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
87
[34]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
87
[35]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
85
[36]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
90
[37]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
87
[7]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
100
[38]
neXt Level (DE) PAL
90
[39]
Player One (FR)
85
[40]
Saturn Fan (JP) NTSC-J
64
[41]
Saturn Fan (JP) NTSC-J
60
[42]
Saturn Power (UK)
92
[9]
Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
86
[43]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
88
[44]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
86
[45]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
77
[46]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
63
[47]
Total Saturn (UK) PAL
91
[48]
Video Games (DE) PAL
80
[49]
Sega Saturn
83
Based on
28 reviews

NHL Powerplay '96

Saturn, JP
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Cover
NHLPowerplay96 Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, US
NHLPowerplay96 Saturn US Box Back.jpgNHLPowerplay96 Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
NHLPowerPlay96 Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Nhlpowerplay96 sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
NHLPowerplay96 Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
NHLPowerPlay96 Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
NHL Powerplay SAT EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Saturn, KR
NHLPowerPlay96 Saturn KR Box Back.jpgNHLPowerPlay96 Saturn KR Box Front.jpg
Cover
NHLPowerPlay96 Saturn KR Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard

Technical information

Main article: NHL Powerplay '96/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
334,701,360 CD-ROM (EU) T-7013H-50 V4.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
334,927,152 1996-11-26 CD-ROM (JP) T-7012G V4.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
335,576,304 CD-ROM (US) T-7013H V1.000

References

  1. File:NHLPowerplay96 Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee3.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-20 23:05)
  3. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-21 (1996-12-13)" (JP; 1996-11-22), page 37
  4. http://sega-saturn.com/saturn/other/july-n.htm (Wayback Machine: 2016-03-05 22:29)
  5. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/DJTu66NLzRI/m/4A2GWUOIA_kJ
  6. Saturn Power, "June 1997" (UK; 1997-xx-xx), page 11
  7. 7.0 7.1 Mean Machines Sega, "October 1996" (UK; 1996-09-03), page 64
  8. Computer & Video Games, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-11), page 52
  9. 9.0 9.1 Saturn Power, "June 1997" (UK; 1997-xx-xx), page 77
  10. File:Nhlpowerplay96 sat us manual.pdf, page 13
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "July 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 4
  12. Next Generation, "July 1996" (US; 1996-06-18), page 6
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 36
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 4
  15. Sega Saturn Magazine, "February 1997" (UK; 1997-01-16), page 13
  16. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 190
  17. Game Champ, "xxxx" (KR; 199x-xx-xx), page 20
  18. Game Champ, "xxxx" (KR; 199x-xx-xx), page 88
  19. Game Champ, "xxxx" (KR; 199x-xx-xx), page 28
  20. Game Champ, "xxxx" (KR; 199x-xx-xx), page 14
  21. Game Champ, "xxxx" (KR; 199x-xx-xx), page 4
  22. Game Champ, "xxxx" (KR; 199x-xx-xx), page 6
  23. Game Champ, "xxxx" (KR; 199x-xx-xx), page 16
  24. CD Consoles, "Novembre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 160
  25. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 152
  26. Edge, "May 1997" (UK; 1997-05-02), page 94
  27. Famitsu, "1997-01-10,17" (JP; 1996-12-27), page 1
  28. Fun Generation, "09/96" (DE; 1996-08-14), page 70
  29. Game Players, "Vol. 9 No. 7 July 1996" (US; 1996-06-11), page 75
  30. GamePro, "August 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 77
  31. GamesMaster, "October 1996" (UK; 1996-08-29), page 52
  32. Game Informer, "September 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 44
  33. Hobby Consolas, "Agosto 1997" (ES; 1997-xx-xx), page 86
  34. MAN!AC, "09/96" (DE; 1996-08-14), page 76
  35. Mega Force, "Été 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 74
  36. Mega Fun, "09/97" (DE; 1997-08-06), page 60
  37. Mega Fun, "09/96" (DE; 1996-08-21), page 74
  38. Next Generation, "August 1996" (US; 1996-07-23), page 94
  39. neXt Level, "September 1996" (DE; 1996-08-14), page 70
  40. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1996" (FR; 1996-0x-xx), page 126
  41. Saturn Fan, "1996 No. 26" (JP; 1996-12-13), page 202
  42. Saturn Fan, "1997 No. 6" (JP; 1997-03-14), page 110
  43. Sega Magazin, "September 1997" (DE; 1997-08-13), page 76
  44. Sega Power, "October 1996" (UK; 1996-08-29), page 54
  45. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-20), page 84
  46. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 14
  47. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-22 (1996-12-27)" (JP; 1996-12-13), page 274
  48. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 38
  49. Video Games, "9/97" (DE; 1997-08-27), page 92


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