Brett Hull Hockey 95

a game by Accolade, and Team R

Platforms: Sega GenesisGenesisSNESSNES

Genres: Sports, Multiplayer/Hotseat

See also: Hockey Games

Brett Hull Hockey 95
  • Manufacturer: Accolade
  • Machine: SNES

While lacking the control and graphics of some of the major hockey simulations, this game does offer some mighty fine hockey action. Give this one a rent before buying, just to see if it's your cop of (iced) tea.

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Sega Genesis Brett Hull Hockey 95 download
  • Manufacturer: Accolade
  • Machine: SNES

While lacking the control and graphics of some of the major hockey simulations, this game does offer some mighty fine hockey action. Give this one a rent before buying, just to see if it's your cup of (iced) tea.

reggie posted a review

Like his all-star smile, Brett Hull's hockey sequel looks pretty sharp. And while Brett may not be missing any teeth, his game doesn't bite into the fast and furious world of the NHL.

ProTip: Your best bet to score is to shoot using your team's leading scorers and aim for the low corners of the net.

Blue-Line Special

Hitting the ice with the NHLPA license, Brett Hull Hockey '95 brings home all 26 pro teams and their players. You get various play modes, including exhibitions, playoffs, and seasons, along with team stats and an edit feature.

With a new 3/4-overhead view, the graphics are the most impressive feature in this great-looking game. The players are crisply animated, and the rink shows depth. While the graphics are great, the sound effects are sparse. The puck noises seem genuine, but the play-by-play from ABC Sports announcer A1 Michaels is grainy. Thankfully, you have the option to shut off the sound.

The real problems with this game begin when you pick up the control pad. The slow game play and slower control take the fun out of playing. There isn't much hockey strategy required, either. You can skate end to end without passing, and your defensive players never seem to be around when you need them.

Sinking Rink

Pro hockey is a fast game, and unfortunately, the speed and control required to simulate this sport effectively have been sacrificed here for the graphics. There are better rinks to play on.

Don't wait too long to change your lines; check the meter often to make sure your line still has the strength to perform.

reggie posted a review

Unveiling a Zamboni full of strong new features, Brett Hull Hockey gives hockey fans a fun way to ring in the new year. Heavy-hitting action and a sharp perspective position Hull '95 near the top of the hockey ranks. However, muddy game play prevents it from surpassing top games like EA Sports' NHL Hockey '95.

On the Ice

One of Hull's best features comes even before you hit the ice: By coaching your team, you can tune attributes like shooting and aggression to suit each match.

ProTips:

  • Your defense should revolve around body checks. But if you don't nail your man, use the poke check to jab for the puck with your stick.
  • Scoring is easier when your opponent's net is at the bottom of the screen (you have a clearer view of the goal), so push hard on offense in those periods.
  • Before a game and at the end of each period, tune your team's attributes with the coaching feature to match game conditions.
  • Pass frequently to create breakaways but make sure you have a clear lane, or it'll get intercepted.
  • Crank a powerful slap shot off the goalie, then pick up the bounce for an easy score.

Players then choose from 28 teams and skate toward the net in regular, season, shootout, or playoff two-player matches.

Hull provides real player names, jersey colors, and city names, but team names fell out of the mix. Beyond the usual features, players have one-timers, fake shots, drop passes, and three checks at their fingertips -- a strong lineup. The standard array of stats and options rounds out the experience.

That's Gotta Hurt!

Novice hockey jockeys definitely need to strap on their pads before venturing onto this ice. Hull emphasizes checking and scoring, skimping on hockey's strategic side in favor of pure action, which makes it perfect for beginners. The A.I. is, shall we say, less than bright, so you can have a blast thrashing computer opponents, especially since the firm controls enable you to skate and score effectively.

Wheel around in a circle to dodge checks, and you'll often emerge unscathed.

Hull's standout behind-the-goal view is back, zooming up and down the ice to follow the action. The graphics almost do it justice, but murky sprites and backgrounds create problems, especially when the sprites melt into a shapeless mess at the far end of the rink. But expressive, realistic animations and entertaining Jumbotron cartoons keep the puck moving.

He Scores!

Stirring FIFA Soccer-like crowd roars and toe-tapping tunes are blended with muffled sound effects, yielding a roller-coaster audio ride. Announcer Al Michaels calls the game, keeping the action taut with an impressive variety of phrases.

Circle behind the net and pass to the center for a promising one-timer.

NHL Hockey '95 might get better grades in school, but if it caught up with Brett Hull in a dark alley, it would get whupped! Hull's brutal checks and high scores make for a fun, less strategic style of game play that action fiends will prefer.

reggie posted a review

Brett Hull Hockey '95 is a Motion-captured graphics made their first appearance in a hockey game with this Brett Hull license for Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Mega Drive. The game was released in 1995 and developed by Radical Entertainment and published by Accolade Sport. The gameplay options include; Exhibition, Half Season, Full Season, Play-offs and All Star.

reggie posted a review

This is a series of hockey simulators which cause different emotions. Some people are sobbing from pleasure mouthing how greatly real the graphics are but other people just shrug their solders saying, "Hull could have been much better."

On the whole, the game leaves a positive impression. The style of the game is similar to the series of NHL games. The matches are accompanied by the dumb comments like "# twenty six intercepts, # ten shoots, the goalkeeper beats off ", The settings for time line ups and rules are also accessible. You may to play a friendly, or in play. The game is for 1-2 players.

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