NHL 95 (also known as NHL Hockey 95) is an ice hockey video game developed by Electronic Arts Canada. It was released in 1994 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and in 1995 for the Sega Genesis.
NHL 95 introduced many new elements to the series. Firstly, the graphics on the Genesis and SNES gamed differed greatly from the first three installments of the NHL series (The DOS version kept those graphics). For the first time, a complete season could be played, and players could be created, traded, signed, and released. It is also the first game to give out year end awards at the end of the season. Other gameplay improvements include fake shots, drop passes and lying on the ice to block shots. Fighting is still removed but if a player sustained a multi game injury during season play, the player would be shown lying on the ice with nasty leg injury, if it was during exhibition game the player would have stars around his head. The game supported EA's four player adapter, allowing 1 - 4 people to play simultaneously.
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller in Amazon or in some of your favorite online stores.