Strategic mastermind achievement in NHL 94 Rewind

Strategic mastermind

Pull the goalie in the last 3 min, a goal or more down, and win against the computer

Strategic mastermind-3.5
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How to unlock the Strategic mastermind achievement

  • Officiallynug89Officiallynug89307,957
    06 Dec 2020 06 Dec 2020 07 Dec 2020
    26 3 14
    This can be done on 5 min periods.
    Run down the first two periods by skating or AFK near your goal.
    When you get to the third period wait until 3 minutes left, remove the goalie using the pause screen and score an own goal to go 0-1.
    You will now need to score without conceding.
    Upon scoring to level 1-1 you CAN now get the goalie back, you dont need to play the remainder of the final period goalie-less. This can be done by pressing the pause screen again and choosing the goalie option when the line out changes options appear on the screen AFTER scoring. Once done, resume and choose the line out of your choice and the goalie will be back in goal to protect the lead you will be getting shortly.
    Score again and once the game ends and you have successfully won, when you're back at the menu screen, the achievement will pop.

    East and West All Stars have a team rating of 92. LA Kings have a rating of 60 so I went with them as the opposition.

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    Dynamite AndyI ended up going with All Stars East against Anaheim, game went to 4 - 3. Just couldn't seem to score against other teams!
    Posted by Dynamite Andy on 25 Jan at 08:14
    SoulyDcontePulled it off finally with All Stars East VS Anaheim! you can put the goalie back in after you make it even
    Posted by SoulyDconte on 08 Feb at 18:31
    dirtyinuteroPERFECT GUIDE! Small heads up, I did this on my first try and the achievement didn't pop. I did it 2 more times with no achievement, went to bed woke up and it was unlocked. these old games can be glitchy
    Posted by dirtyinutero on 22 Feb at 17:16
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  • JissiJissi781,450
    20 Dec 2020 20 Dec 2020 20 Dec 2020
    22 1 1
    Just in case anyone is wondering, considering that the other 2 guides are written in an unclear style to my taste:

    - You can choose any length game, 20 minutes gives more chance to score though, recommended if you have difficulties
    - Regular season game is fine
    - Choose All Star East against Detroit
    - no penalties makes life easier, as there will be no offside
    - allow Detroit to take the lead or score an own goal, all that matters is by the last third at 2:59 you should be down by 1 goal. Try to arrive to this point having the puck at your team, behind your own goal.
    - at 2:59 3rd period, press menu, change goalie, no goalie, resume game
    - watch your goalie to skate to the bench. I followed him with my player with the puck to make sure. Once he left the ice, PAUSE IMMEDIATELY AND RETURN HIM. So change goalie, choose one of them, resume game
    - he will come back to the ice, play normally, tie the game, then win in regular or overtime
    - so once again, the goalie should not be on the bench until you equalize, just have to leave for a second then he can come back immediately

    This would have save me 3 hours of trying just to concede empty net goals in the 57th minute again and again.
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    Otouto72Worked perfectly! Thanks!
    Posted by Otouto72 on 25 Dec 20 at 15:06
  • KillrNutKillrNut142,290
    26 Dec 2020 26 Dec 2020 26 Dec 2020
    17 0 4
    The other solutions are not bad, but I recommend this setup, with some tips.

    Your team: West All-Stars. Their players are faster overall than the East All-Stars.

    Opponent team: New Jersey. For this achievement, what is most important is having an opposing goalie that is easy to score against. Not only is New Jersey a poor team overall, their starting goalie is rated a 46, the lowest in the game. Most goalies are at least 60.

    Like everyone else recommends, offsides, penalties, and line changes off.

    Once you are under 2:59 in the 3rd, down a goal and pull your goalie, if you shoot and the CPU goalie saves it, immediately crowd their goalie with your player. This will force a face-off in the attacking zone, which is better than allowing the goalie to pass to a player that could shoot or pass towards your empty net. Of course this strategy is most viable if you then win the ensuing face-off.

    For scoring with the extra attacker (or any time), don't always just rush the net with your player the first chance you get, unless you get a wide open breakaway. You are usually better off waiting for help to arrive and trying to setup a one-timer. If the one-timer isn't there and you have a clear shot on goal, slapshots can be successful (hold the shoot button instead of tapping it). And sometimes on a rebound you have to just crash the net and pray.

    One additional tidbit, if the game goes to overtime, you must score in the overtime period (unless you happened to set the game for playoff instead of regular season). If the overtime period expires and the game is still tied, the game will simply end in a tie. This did not occur to me the first time I successfully forced overtime when attempting this. I just thought it would be like a playoff game where overtime goes on forever until someone scores. Good luck! This can be a frustrating one but with enough practice I'm sure you can knock it out eventually.
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    Nimr0d87Worked first try after switching to NJ, not only is the goalie worse, their players are much easier to tackle down and take the puck than for example Bertuzzi in Detroit.
    Posted by Nimr0d87 on 15 Jan at 17:37
    KillrNutGlad to hear it worked out for you guys.
    Posted by KillrNut on 08 Feb at 02:37
    PureRhapsodyWorked like a dream on the first attempt!
    Posted by PureRhapsody yesterday at 22:12
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