Excerpt: Following in the footsteps of Mutant League Hockey (or something like that), EA has released Rock the Rink. A hockey title that plays in the fashion of NFL Blitz and NBA Jam, NHL Rock the Rink is EA's no rules sports title and also the answer to midways NFL Blitz series. NHL is in the title, the game doesn't strictly use fictional teams, so you are getting a bit of realism here.
Excerpt: Any game that starts out with Hole’s “Celebrity Skin” playing is gonna be a winner. The soundtrack to NHL Rock the Rink does rock! Hole carries the only real “star” power, but all 13 tracks sound fresh and match the hard-hitting gameplay nicely. The in-game sound is great, and has everything from skate sounds to the crack of a good slap shot.
Conclusion: Electronic Arts has brought the NHL into a wacky new world, and I think you'll like what you see. Rock the Rink is arcade action at its finest. With incredibly fast action, this game gives your fingers a workout. From the moment the puck is dropped to the final whistle, Rock the Rink's gameplay and music reel you in. The NHL Challenge moment is just what it implies, a challenge.