ROM Hacks: NHL '94: 2023 Edition updated for the NHL Trade Deadline

Started by RHDNBot, March 14, 2023, 12:05:57 AM

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Update By: Adam Catalyst

NHL '94: 2023 Edition has been updated for the NHL trade deadline!

This hack will completely update NHL '94 for the 2023 season. The goal is to try to provide the most refined and realistic modern versions of this all-time classic game. Key features include...

Rosters, Ratings & Lines.
Eight hundred players obsessively rated, up-to-date rosters (as of March 13, 2023), and realistic lines, based on extensive 2021-2023 regular season player data and analytics. All of this is built on top of smozoma's 16-point player rating system (the original game was limited to a 7-point system).

Gameplay Revisioned.
The gameplay has been adjusted for a more realistic modern hockey feel, with harder to score goals, easier to hit crossbars and posts, more realistic speed burst, fewer penalty calls, custom energy depletion and recovery rates (balanced for more realistic line rolling and shift length), and player rating distribution curves that have been carefully calibrated for more realistic gameplay on the ice.

Graphical Refinements.
Logos & Uniforms have been meticulously coloured to be as accurate and immersive as possible, players now have taped composite sticks, and hundreds of other graphic refinements have been made including title screens, banners, player photos, scoreboard, audience, face-offs, player sprites, ice markings,  coaches, scorekeepers, Zamboni driver, and more. The goal is to bring the most graphically refined version of NHL 94 ever made, while remaining faithful to the spirit of the original art direction.

And so much more!
Of course there is the weight bug fix, but also a custom weight scale, less variance in Hot/Cold rating randomization, immediate goalie control by pressing the (Y) button with a six-button controller, a custom 3-Stars of the Game rating formula...

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