Alright gameplay, a bit too slow maybe
In the NHL Hockey series I mostly played the 95 version, and so my take on this one is that it is a less feature full game, alright and playable, a little too slow for my taste and also less characterfull than the 95 version. In terms of controls though the game feel almost like its older brother, which is always nice and, for me, it makes sense to want to sink into, but, once you discover the more advanced version (though, surely, still fairly retro by today's standards!) you may not really want to go back. Judged by its merits only, though, NHL Hockey 93 is like a late 8 bit game, like I said drawn pretty decently, a bit too slow at times, and otherwise less animated than you'd want it to be. So, while I'm going to say that this is an alright choice, from the era I'd rather go with the 95 version, just because, for me personally, I'm more in tune with it, but also because it's just overall better, from all aspects than this one. And since this one is actually a good game, you can then understand how much better NHL 95 can be! But you can still play NHL Hockey 93 and have a nice experience if you want to.