1. Update Information
3. The Teams
4. Offensive Strategies Total of 7
5. Defensive Strategies Total of 3
6. Powerplay Strategies Total of 2
7. Shorthanded Strategies Total of 3
8. Camera Angles
9. My Season Stats
1. Update Information
1.0 - Set things up, getting things rolling along. I wrote this Faq because
the other is quite inferior, never updated, and plagued with spelling
errors. (Feb 24, 2000)
1.1 - Finished Offensive Strategies. I'll do Defensive later in the week.
(Feb 25, 2000)
1.2 - Changed my mind, I did some Defensive today. I also redid the spacing.
(Feb 25, 2000)
1.3 - Did some more on everything, but I'm running out of ideas. I'm gonna
test all the camera angles soon enough. (Mar 3, 2000)
1.4 - Done with camera angles. (Mar 4, 2000)
1.5 - I just witnessed the greaest preview ever! Go to psx.ign.com and look
at the preview forRock The Rink (cue Homer drool). You can guarantee
I'll be making a FAQ for it, if it's good. Anyways, I got rid of that
stupid credits section (what the hell was I thinking?) and added 2
Offensive Strategies. Added new section, My Season Stats. (Mar 15,
L2 Line Change
L1 Spin(L)/Side Block
R2 Icon Pass/Icon Select
R1 Spin(R)/Last Man Back
Triangle Deke/Big Hit
Circle Speed Burst/Body Check
Square Pass/Change Player
X Shoot/Poke Check
Select Control Goalie
This is how they appear inside the CD case
3. The Teams
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim ANA
Atlanta Thrashers ATL
Boston Bruins BOS
Buffalo Sabres BUF
Calgary Flames CGY
Chicago Blackhawks CHI
Colorado Avalanche COL
Dallas Stars DAL
Detroit Red Wings DET
Edmonton Oilers EDM
Florida Panthers FL
Los Angeles Kings LA
Montr•al Canadiens MON
Nashville Predators NAS
New Jersey Devils NJ
New York Islanders NYI
New York Rangers NYR
Ottawa Senators OTT
Philadelphia Flyers PHI
Phoenix Coyotes PHO
Pittsburgh Penguins PIT
St. Louis Blues STL
San Jose Sharks SJ
Tampa Bay Lightning TP
Toronto Maple Leafs TOR My favourite team!
Vancouver Canucks VAN
Washington Capitals WSH
4. Offensive Strategies
#1 The Give and Go
Quite a simple one, begin by sailing down the centre. You should
have a man at the left or right side. Pass it to him when you're
at the top of the two faceoff circles, and hold X. He should send
it back. Hopefully, no opposing players picked it off, and you can
one time it at the goalie.
#2 The Cut In
First off, find if your player is left or right handed. If he's
right handed, sail down the right side on your TV, or vice versa
for left handers. Perform a little 'S' by almost touching the back
wall/just below that line, and coming back toward the front of the
goalie. Cut in front of him while holding Square and you'll have a
good chance of smacking it in. Actually this strategy is probably
best for scoring a goal.
#3 The Rebound
This is easiest with a breakaway. First of all, slap a shot at the
goalie from the blue line (preferabley a slap shot). Now, if the
goalie fails to catch it and the puck does not sail of his head,
wrist shot it again and you may get a goal.
#4 The Breakaway
First of all, get a breakaway. Now, let go of Circle if you're
holding it at all. Mash the little Triangle button when you're
near the bottom-middle of the circles, or if the goalie is out of
his crease, mash at the middle of the circles. With luck, he will do
the fake-left-and-go-right move (or vice versa) at which time you
shoot. It is also possible to deke out the goalie with the other
deke move, but it's less effective and unlikely to go in.
#5 The Faceoff Goal
Get a faceoff in your opponents end. Mash X while holding toward
the inside player (the one closet to the goalie). Immediately press
Square and with luck it can go in.
#6 The Pure Luck/Bouncer
I'm not really sure why I'm including this, as it is quite rare, but
here it is. Take a shot from the middle of the circles with one
defensive player in front. With luck, it will bounce off of him and
then bounce again off of one of your players. Quite a funny replay
when you see the puck zigzag around a flabbergasted goalie.
#7 The One-Timer
Probably the most well known, all you do is pass to an open teammate
and quickly press Square. Done. Not very likely to go in unless you
have a beautiful set up.
This one doesn't really have a name. Anyways, once in a while, the
goalie steps way out of his net. This is sooooo easy to score on.
Either one-time it to a player a ways away, use the deke move, or
you can actually skate around him. Here's what I mean. For some
reason, whenever I'm Alyn McCauley with the puck, the goalie steps
way out. I do the little 'S' move and he sprawls out, leaving the
a big gaping hole.
#9 The Chip
This is VERY rare to do, but I'll put it in anyways. You have to
the puck over the goalie when he's out of the net. Typically, take a
weak shot from the blue line, with luck it can sail just over his
shoulder and just under the crossbar. I've done it al of 5 times.
5. Defensive Strategies
#1 The Grab and Go
This involves being 'cornered' into your zone and leaving with a
goal. Wait until one of the top guys (Center, Right Wing or Left
Wing) gets the puck, then strike. Steal it off him with Square and
then proceed to Offensive #3 or #4. Hehehehe.
#2 The Simultaneous Smack
Easiest with multiple human players. Quite simply, Big Hit all of
your opponents at the same time. Even easier with 5 guys whose names
are in red. You can end up with a 3 on 1 if you're well timed.
#3 Stopping a Goal
Not much of a strategy, but I'm running out of ideas. If you see a
player setting up for a one-timer, obviously jump on him so he can't
shoot. Then the one who was going to pass is left to make a crappy
shot which shouldn't go in, or an errent pass is made.
6. Powerplay Strategies
#1 Shoot like Mad
Like the name says, just keep shooting at the goalie. Sooner or
the goalie will do his little wipeout move and you can blast it past
his monkey ass.
#2 The Wrap Around
I've never actually done this, but I suppose it is possible. I'm
thinking you have to be really fast to get it to work. Anyways, all
you do is swing around the back of the net and quickly wrist shot
7. Shorthanded Strategies
#1 Defence, Defence, Defence
Like the name, just defend. If you ever get the puck, slap it down
ice. You'll kick yourself for being as cheap as the AI though...
Correct, you can do offence when you're shorthanded. In fact, in my
season, 2 and a half years running, my Mats Sundin has scored 37
shorthanded goals. Of course, lots of others have in the 20s too.
Anyways, here's how to do it. It involves attacking one guy with the
puck, while the other grabs it for a breakaway. There are other ways
to get a shorthanded goal, but not nearly as probable.
#3 Wasting Time
I don't really like it when people do this to me, but I'll put it in
anyways. All you do is pass. And run. Pass it to a player, run
If the opposition gets to close, pass again. Effective until someone
punches you (be it the game or real life).
8. Camera Angles
The default camera angle. I recommend this one because it allows a
large spectrum of view. It has it's disadvantages though. For one,
I can't stand going down the screen at the goalie.
A horrible piece of crap camera angle. No advantages whatsoever.
If you want to score goals, look elsewhere. I wholeheartedly hate
this camera angle. Crazy at centre ice.
This camera is quite a camera angle. It's the one you see in the
at the beginning of the game (not the one by Garbage). Anyways, this
camera sucks. You can't see opponents coming at all. Just like
Scoreboard, it sucks at centre ice.
Not half bad, this one is. It's like the Ice angle, but it adjusts a
lot more. It is diseased just like Scoreboard and Chase with a crap
centre ice switch.
This one's a pretty good side view camera angle. It is however, a
confusing if you're used to Ice, probably vice versa too. It's
opposite directions which confuses the hell out of you. But, it's
for one-timing because you can see a good chunk of the ice.
This is a rather low angled Press view. If you liked Press, you'll
dispise this one. It takes all the good things out of Press. It
breakaways quite impossible, so I say it's fit for a landfill.
First impressions are not bad. Like the name it's overhead. Way
It makes breakaways difficult, but not impossible.
Wow. This one's between Ice and Overhead 1. You get the best of both
worlds. No crap at centre either. This is my #2 camera angle.
9. My Season Stats
Games Played 246
Goals For 798
Goals Against 415
Power Play Goals For 219
Power Play Goals Against 151
Power Play Percent 29.6
Shorthanded Goals For 175
Shorthanded Goals Against 28
Penalty Kill Percent 81.1
Stanley Cups 2
Times I've Sworn At It ???
Hours I've Played ??
Number Of Times My Game Was
Accidentally Erased 3
Players Retired From Team Steve Thomas (doh!), Doug Gilmour
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