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Activision Classics Ice Hockey FAQ

by mike tru   Updated to v1.00 on
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     Contents:

        I                      About this FAQ
       I I                     Version History
      I I I                    Game Basics
       I V                     Strategy
        V                      Team Rosters
       V I                     Notes & Thanks


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|         I                       ABOUT THIS FAQ                             |
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Mission Statement
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I was looking through a bunch of my older games and was wondering to myself
why I didn't write any FAQs for these classics. So I decided to write a guide
for some of my favorites. That is why this guide is here today. I hope it can
help you out.

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|       I I                       VERSION HISTORY                            |
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Version 1.00       I have got just about all of the FAQ completed. There may 
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Last Updated:      Wednesday, January 21, 2004
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|      I I I                    GAME BASICS                                  |
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Objective:   The objective of this game is to score as many points in the 
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   other teams goal during the three minutes that you have to play.

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D  I  F  F  I  C  U  L  T  Y     O  P  T  I  O  N  S
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Difficulty 1a     Having the game set on this difficulty mode will setup a
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯     speed hadicap for the first player of 25%.
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Difficulty 1b     This resets the handicap back to there not being any
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Difficulty 2a     This gives the second player a speed handicap of 25%
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Difficulty 2b     This resets the handicap back to there not being any
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M  O  D  E  S     O  F     P  L  A  Y
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One Player - Normal     This sets up the game under its normal difficulty 
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯     and where there is a player versus the computer.
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Two Player - Normal     A head to head competition between two human players.
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯     It also uses the controls and setting for the normal 
                        mode.
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One Player - Advanced   The same as with one player normal but the AI of the 
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   computer has gotten better. There also is less of a 
                        variation in the angle measure that you can shoot and 
                        pass the puck
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Two Player - Advanced   A head to head competition between two human players.
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   It also uses the controls and setting for the advanced
                        mode.

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| Action Button |  Stick Action  | Pressing this button will do one of three |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| things: It will either pass the puck to   |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| your teammate. It can shoot the puck at   |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| the goal. Or it can be used to hit your   |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| oppenent, possibly injuring them. And it  |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| can be used to try to steal the puck.     |
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|   Joystick    | Player Control | The joystick will allow you to move your  |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| player after the puck or to the goal on   |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| defense. It can also be used to move the  |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| puck from one side of your body to the    |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| other side.                               |
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|      I V                      STRATEGY                                     |
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Look at the Puck   If you notice, every time a player controls the puck, it
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   will be moving back and forth on his stick. This is not 
                   done simply for graphics. The physics behind it are as 
                   described... The further the distance from the center of 
                   the stick, the wider the angle will be from perpendicular 
                   to the stick. Learning how to use this effectivly can allow 
                   you to hit great bank shots, and will help you avoid giving 
                   up easy steals.
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Hey -- Look over there!  The computer AI was written so that they will go 
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   after the location of the puck. Knowing this can 
                          give you a huge advantage when charging the goalie. 
                          What you should do is keep the puck on one side of 
                          the skater. Then right as you are about to meet the 
                          goalie, hit the opposite direction from which the 
                          stick is facing. Doing this should allow you to go 
                          right past the goalie and get an easy point.
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Hack and Attack   This method is only for those people who are abnormally
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   aggressive. Be warned: It can be quite violent. The basic 
                  premise of this strategy is to take out the other team via 
                  injuries. To injure a player on the other team, it is best 
                  to come up behind them and hit them in the leg with your 
                  stick. If you did this correctly, you should notice that 
                  they are not holding a stick and won't move for a few 
                  seconds. Once you have done this, simply pick up the puck 
                  and you are home free.
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Goalie Pull   This strategy is recomended for anyone who prefers to play
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   aggressivly of strategetically. It allows you to have both 
              players on offence giving you double the opportunity to score. 
              It also leaves you much more vulnerable when you must play 
                defense.

                To correctly "pull" your goalie, you must get him the puck. 
                Once you do that you have him skate as far down the ice as you 
                can. Both the defender of the other team, and the goalie will 
                come out leaving you open for an easy assist or an open goal.


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|       V                      TEAM ROSTERS                                  |
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| Team One -  Goalie | It is this mans job to make sure that the other team  |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| does not score against you. Be nice to this guy, if   |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| not and he fails you - you are in for a long day. Also|
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| look to him as being high in assist and steals.       |
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| Team One - Utility | This man can play just about any position you need   |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| him to. When you need him to score, give him the     |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| puck and he will not fail you. He is also very good  |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| on defense - he is always one of the top 2 in steals |
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| Team Two -  Goalie | It is this mans job to make sure that you do not score|
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| score against the other team. This is the man that    |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| you need to make choke and to beat. If you can not    |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| get the puck by this all-star, then you will loose.   |
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| Team One - Utility | This is the man that you must gaurd and gaurd well   |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| when you are on defense. He is the teams highest     |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| scorer and he won't hesitate to go by you. However a |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| good defense will get this guy to give up the puck   |
|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| all day long, so make sure you have him covered.     |
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