Developer: Pax Softnica; Nintendo
Basic Idea: Play in a sandlot league that has some anorexic and morbidly obese members.
Review: Nearly everyone who has played the NES has played this game, as its easily accessible and pretty hilarious. I feel it’s overrated, but still the second best hockey title for the system. For those uninitiated, the game is pretty basic hockey with decent play-control. The hilarious part is that you get to select the weight of your players. The skinny guys are extremely fast but fragile and weak shooters. The fat guys are powerful, but move like turtles. The medium guys are somewhere in between, naturally. There actually is a strategy in picking your team, so it does provide some variety. It’s also tempting to try to pick a fight, as a bench-clearing brawl might happen.
Not exactly great hockey, and very boring against the computer, but it’s a pretty fun game against a human opponent.