- The 'Checking from Behind' is very handy, because for the first 3 minutes,
the player doesn't get his penalty canceled if you score a power-play goal.
This means that you can just hammer in the dittos in order to improve your
- To have a Checking from Behind called at an opponent, you must bring your
player to one of the sides and await a check coming from him. When he's about
to hit you, face the board! (point left or right with the stick) If he checks
you so that you fall to the ground, and the ref calls the check as a penalty,
it'll be a Checking from Behind.
- Abuse of Official is hard to obtain, because the referee usually avoids the
players with great skill. It is also amazing how hard you have to hit him
before he'll penalize you. However, all it takes is to check him hard enough
when you have the chance, which is not very often! You lose your player for
the remainder of the match, I think I should add. There's no aftermath when
the game is over, though. You cannot have it called when the the clock is not
running as it is with all other penalties.
- There are about ... say 30 different organ tunes in the game, and even more
if you run it without synthetic sounds, as the jubilant crowd is replaced by a
goal scoring tune for the home team on that occasion. A lot of times, you'll
miss half of it because the face-off is executed before the melody is
finished. Here's how to hear the lot, after a goal or after a call for a
faceoff. First of all, you don't press any keys, but wait as long as possible
for the players to come on automatically. Then, when they're just about to
have lined up and face-off players are going to lean forward, pull your goalie
(F9 for home team, F10 for away team). He'll rush out, and get replaced by an
extra forward. When this offender has almost lined up, return the goalie. This
you can do once and perhaps even delay this a little bit by sending the
player/goalie back and forth, pressing the F key repeatedly. At some time
though, the faceoff will start. But you'll get to hear a lot of the tune,
probably the whole one. BTW, remember to return your goalie when the faceoff
is about to begin!
- Own Goal Trick: This is not as much of a trick as it is taking advantage of
the CPU-opponents' stupidity. Anyway, if a computer-controlled opponent is
right in front of his own goal with the puck (could be because you've just
attempted a shot), you should climb all over him. If you really pressure him,
he'll turn around and accidentally put the puck into his own goal or get his
goaltender to fumble it in with his legs as he tumbles awkwardly to get a hold
of it. It's most amusing.
- You can score goals without even shooting and without aid of the opponents.
If you're wide open on goal, and you're coming in from one of the sides, head
straight for one of the corners. When you're just about to slam into the
goaltender (a Mack truck in disguise), turn to the other side of the goal. As
you hit the goalie (at high speed!), the puck will proceed towards the other
corner of the goal, and your rambling with the goaltender will probably
disable him from getting there on time. GOAL!