NHL Faceoff 2001
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Conclusion ------------ Introduction ------------ Ever since this game came out, I have played it, and I just got hooked on it, and good enough at it, that I should write my first FAQ for this game, and here it is. Hope it is good enough, and if the dots (.) and Dashes (-) don't match up right, you might have trouble reading this, unless you change your format. Enjoy! Test for proper alignment. All the characters should be lined up right. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012 .................................................... ---------------------------------------------------- -------- Controls -------- <Offense> Direction of skating or passing| left, right, up, or down Directional pass| left, right, up, or down + X button Slapshot| Hold Square then release Wristshot| Tap Square Speed burst| Hold Circle One-timer shot| X to pass, then Square Give-and-go pass| Hold X Drop pass| Triangle Fake shot| Hold Square to wind up and then tap Square during back swing Redirect shot| Hold Square and then press X during back swing Icon passing| L2 + X, Square, Triangle, Circle, or R2 Face-off| X | To win a face-off, as the referee drops the puck, try to anticipate the moment when the puck hits the ice and press X. <Defense> Direction of skating| left, right, up, or down Toggle between the closest and the second closest player to the puck| X Speed burst| Hold Circle Check| Hold circle Switch to Goalie (manual goalie)| Hold X button Hip check| While skating backwards, hold circle + left or right Icon Switching| L2 + X, Square, Triangle, Circle or R2 <Fighting> Duck| X Punch right| Square Punch left| Circle <Goalie without the puck> Direction of skating| left, right, up, or down Switch to player| X button Make a Save| Square Icon Switching| L2 + X, Square, Triangle, Circle or R2 <Goalie with the puck> Direction of skating| left, right, up, or down Directional pass| X + left, right, up, or down Cover puck| Circle Flip pass| Triangle Icon passing| L2 + X, Square, Triangle, Circle or R2 <General Controls> Change offensive/defensive strategies| L1 Assign icons| L2 Change forward line| R1 Change defensive pair| R2 Pause the game| Start button --------- Main Menu --------- <Quick Start> Quick Start provides a way for you to start an Exhibition game quickly. Don't worry about game setup or team rosters, choose a team and get started. Press L1 to have the CPU randomly select an Away team and R1 to select a Home team. This mode is great for a person who has just purchased this game, and wants to get a grip on the controls, without worrying about the lines and other stuff that the computer takes care of. If you decide to not play a Quick Start game, press Triangle to return to the Main Menu and choose a game format from the Select Game option. <Select Game> In the Select game mode, there are a lot of different games you can choose. -EXHIBITION- Choose an Exhibition game to get a feel for the action and the speed of the game before beginning a Season or Playoff. From the Exhibition screen, you will be able to choose the teams for your game and the type of Roster you want to use. Choose from this year's NHL teams, international teams, the NHL Legends team or an All-Star team. Use the overall team ratings shown below the team logo to help with your team selection. After you choose your teams, press the X button to move to the control screen, then move your controller to the team you wanted to play as, and press X once again. -PRACTICE- Practice games are the same as Exhibition games but they allow you to alter the number of skaters on the ice for each team. You can set up each team and play with as few as three skaters. -SEASON- A season consists of 82 games plus an All-Star game. If your team has a good year, at the end of the Season, it could make it into the Playoffs and possibly end up playing in the Stanley Cup finals. -NEW ONE TEAM- A New One Team Season allows a single user to play an entire 82 game Season. Selecting it will bring up the Schedule screen for the Season. Move to the desired team in which you want to play as, then start playing your games. -NEW MULTI TEAM- A New Multi Team Season allows more than one user to play in the same Season. Un this mode, games can be played out of the scheduled order. If you choose to play a game further down in the schedule, the games prior to it will not be simulated. As with New One Team, at any time during a Season, press R1 to end the Season or press L1 to play in an All-Star game. -CONTINUE- Continue a Season at the next scheduled game or skip to a different game further down on the schedule. Remember that games can still be simulated in a continued Season. To continue a Season, you must have already started a Season or loaded a previously saved Season from a Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2) -TEAM STATS- Team Stats allows you to view 27 different statistical categories for each team in the League. These stats will help you determine what your team needs to concentrate on to prepare for an upcoming matchup. Each stat category will have a League ranking. -LEAGUE LEADERS- View individual stats of the offensive and defensive leaders from around the League. To view the stats for Goalies, press Circle. Press up or down to choose a player, and then press left, or right to scroll through the statistical categories. -PLAYER STATS- View individual stats of every team's players. The Sort option will display the list of statistics in a ranking order. *ABBREVIATION OF PLAYER STATS* GP - Games Played G - Goals A - Assists P - Points PPG - Points Per Game Average +/- - Goals For/ Against Player PIM - Penalties In Minutes PP - Power Play Goals SH - Short Handed Goals GW - Game Winning Goals GT - Game Tying Goals H - Hits PCT - Shot Percentage *GOALIE STATS* GP - Games Played MIN - Minutes GAA - Goals Against Average W - Wins L - Loses T - Ties EN - Empty Net SO - Shut Outs GA - Goals Allowed SA - Shots Against SP - Save Percentage G - Goals A - Assists P - Points PPG - Points Per Game S - Shots PCT - Shot Percentage -STANDINGS- View the Conference Standings of the League. While viewing the Season Standings, note that the number inside the parentheses is for Overtime losses. In Season standings, a "y" indicates a division champion while an "x" indicates a team that has clinched a Playoff berth. Press X to toggle between conference and division. Press left or right to scroll through all of the League's Divisions and Conferences. -PLAYOFFS- You can start a Playoff series without playing in a Season. You can also continue a previously saved Playoff by loading it from a PlayStation 2 Memory Card. -AWARDS- Take a look at the awards handed out by the NHL at the end of a Season. See who came away with MVP of the League and the Coach of the Year Awards. *Note* This option is only available after the Stanley Cup Playoffs. -TOURNAMENT- Play in a Tournament made up of two Pools. Each Pool, Pool A and Pool B, will have four teams. Each team within the Pool will play a six game schedule involving the other teams within the Pool. The two teams within each Pool with the most points after playing all six games will move on to the Playoffs where they will compete for the gold cup. -SHOOTOUT- Now you can find out what it's like to compete in a Shootout where it's one on one, you against the goalie and then you against the shooter. You will control the goalie and the shooter for the team you choose from the Control Setup screen. Refer to the Controls toward the beginning of this FAQ to make saves for the goalie. Tip when going upscreen (away team) - Start out going up and right, then cut to the left and right when you pass the goalie quickly wrist a shot up to the right corner. <Transactions> Use Transactions to make changes to your existing roster. Make trades, create players, release players and sign free agents. -SIGN- Players are signed from the Free Agent Pool. The Free Agent Pool is made up of players that have been released by teams and those that have been created. Each team consists of 30 players so there is a limit to the number of Free Agents that you can sign. You may have to release a player or make a trade to make room on the roster for additional Free Agents. To sign a player from the Free Agent Pool: Press left or right to choose a team. Press up or down to choose a Fee Agent to sign Press X to sign the Free Agent. -RELEASE- You can release players from any roster in the League. Remember that each team must have a minimum of 20 players on the roster. Released players will be placed into the Free Agent Pool where they can be signed by any other team. To release a player: Press left or right to choose a team. Press up or down to choose a player to release. Press X to release the player and place him into the Free Agent Pool. *Note* you must have at least 18 skaters and 2 Goalies. -TRADE- You can make a trade to and from any team. Trades can be made for many reasons such as getting rid of unproductive players or adding backups for depth. A team may reject a trade or a trade can be nullified to roster violations. Keep in mind that any player from any team can be released an then signed by another team. Remember that you must have a minimum number of players at each position. To make a trade: Press left or right to choose a team. Press up or down to scroll through the list of players and press X to add a player to the trade. Make multiple player selections if you want. Press Circle to move to the grid for selecting a second team. Then do the same thing as above to choose players. Press Square to submit the deal. If the deal is too one sided, and you want to much, then most likely the trade will be declined, and you have to offer another player, or take a player off of the trade that you are wanting. Press X again on a player to un select them from the trade. -CREATE- Creating players is a fun way to create the type of player that you admire out on the ice and one that will push your team to the next level. You can also create yourself using your own name and physical attributes. All created players are added to the Free Agent Pool where they can be signed by any team. Remember that only 25 created players can fit into the Free Agent Pool. <Rosters> Rosters allows you to make changes to any NHL team roster, edit a team's lines or hold a draft. -LINE EDITOR- Line Editor allows you to substitute the players on any of your team's 18 lines. Make changes to add some speed to your penalty kill lines or add some age and experience to you top defensive line. Get creative and see what works for your team. Press left or right to select a team Press L1 or R1 to cycle through the team's lines. To change a line, press up or down to select a player to remove from the line, and press X. The player you have selected will now be shown on the remaining team roster at the bottom of the screen. Press up or down to select a new player from the team roster to put on your line and press X to substitute. -INJURY REPORT- Player injuries that have occurred during the course of the game, as well as how long each injury will keep the player out of action will be shown here. You can also see if a player that caused an injury will get game suspensions. Press X to toggle between League and Team incidents. Press left or right to choose a team and up or down to move through the entire list of injuries. -PLAYER CARDS- Player Cards is to view a player's game stats and physical attributes. Press left or right to choose a team. Press up or down to choose a player. Press the X button to toggle between stats and attributes. -DRAFT- Hold a draft of all the existing players in the NHL and build your team with the type of players you think have what it takes to be champions. Players are drafted at three positions (Forward, Defenseman, and Goalie) for a total of 20 rounds. You can manually draft for every team, manually draft for a select number of teams and have the CPU hold the entire draft. At any time during the draft you can press L2 to have the CPU automatically draft. - Press left or right to select a draft style. In a Linear draft, the draft order remains the same during each round. In a Serpentine draft, the draft order is reversed each round. For example, a team drafting last in the first round will draft first in the second round. - To draft manually, press up or down to select a team(s) and then press Square to change the team control to HUMAN. Draft for as many teams as you like. When this team comes up in the draft order, you will be making the player selections. - Press X to start the draft. During the draft, when a team for which you are drafting comes up in the draft order: - Press Circle to change positions to view the entire list of available players in each category. - Press Square to view the Current Roster. - Press X to draft a player - Continue these steps until the end of the 20th round and press X to exit. -RESET ROSTERS- Selecting Reset Rosters will return all rosters to their previous setup. All players traded, released, signed and drafted will be placed back on their original roster. <Options> Use the following options to set your game attributes. -Style- Set up the style of your game by choosing Simulation for ultra-realistic gameplay or Arcade for faster gameplay with exaggerated special moves. -Difficulty- Three different player levels give you the opportunity to play a game at your skill level. Rookie is the best choice for a beginner, as the Veteran and All-Star levels can e quite a challenge. -Game Speed- Set the pace of the game. The higher the setting, the quicker the pace. -Period Length- Set the length, in minutes, of each period. There are three periods in a game plus Overtime if Necessary. -Clock Speed- Set the speed of game clock to Normal or Fast -Shot Aim- Set the control of aiming the puck on a shot. Manual allows you to control shot aim. -Fatigue- Fatigue controls the exhaustion factor of the players on the ice. Setting Fatigue to OFF keeps the players from getting tired. -Line Changes- When this option is set to ON, you can manually change your lines during gameplay by pressing R1 and R2. A setting of AUTO will change lines automatically during the game. -Offsides- When this option is set to ON, skating offsides will occur an offensive player enters the offensive zone before the puck. -Icing- When this option is set to ON, icing will be called when a team shoots the puck from its half of the ice, it crosses the goal ine, and then is first touched by the opposition. Icing is called off if the puck cross the goal line and the goalie plays the puck or a player on the offensive team touches the puck -Two Line Pass- When this option is set to ON, passing the puck across two lines will not be allowed. A two-line infraction occurs when the puck is pass over any two lines. -Fighting- Turn fighting ON and have fun squaring off with your opponent. -Penalties- Set the occurrence of penalties called during the game. The higher the setting, the more frequent calls. -Injuries- Set the occurrence of injuries during the game. The higher the setting, the more likely injuries will occur and force players out of the game. -Play by play, PA announcer, Crowd, SFX, Music- Adjust the volume of each category. -Player ID- Choose the way your player is identified on the ice. -Puck Halo- If Puck Halo is ON, the puck will be easier to see during gameplay, as it will be marked by a colored halo. <Records> Records are tabulated from three different period times, at all three player levels, in 16 different categories. To include records from previously saved games, you must load them from the Memory Card prior to playing a new game. <Memory Card> The Memory Card screen allows you to manage the files on your Memory Card. -SAVE GAME- To save a game: Press up or down to select Memory Card slot 1 or 2. Name your game by pressing left or right to cycle through the alphabet and press X to lock in the letters. Press Square to back up by deleting a letter. Press Circle to end the save setup and press X to select YES and save the game. -LOAD GAME-To continue a previously saved Season or Playoff, you must first load it from the Memory Card. From the load game screen, press left or right to select the memory card slot 1 or 2, then choose a game from the Memory card and press X to load the game. -SAVE RECORDS- To save the records from a Season or Playoff, from the Save Records screen, press left or right to select a Memory card slot 1 or 2, the press X to select YES and save the records or press Triangle to cancel. -LOAD RECORDS- To load records, press left or right to select Memory Card slot 1 or 2 then press up or down to select a file to load and press X to load it or press Triangle to cancel. -DELETE FILES- To delete files from the Memory Card, press left or right to select Memory Card slot 1 or 2, press up or down to select a file to delete and press X. Press X to select YES to delete the file or press Triangle to cancel. ------- Rosters ------- <Teams & Ratings> Anaheim Mighty Ducks.....83 Atlanta Thrashers........69 Boston Bruins............85 Buffalo Sabers...........86 Calgary Flames...........79 Carolina Hurricanes......84 Chicago Blackhawks.......85 Colorado Avalanche.......97 Columbus Blue Jackets....72 Dallas Stars.............94 Detroit Red Wings........95 Edmonton Oilers..........82 Florida Panthers.........85 Los Angeles Kings........89 Minnesota Wild...........71 Montreal Canadians.......79 Nashville Predators......73 New Jersey Devils........91 New York Islanders(r)....79 New York Rangers(r)......89 Ottawa Senators..........89 Philadelphia Flyers......94 Phoenix Coyotes..........89 Pittsburgh Penguins......90 St. Louis Blues..........93 San Jose Sharks..........86 Tampa Bay Lightning......76 Toronto Maple Leafs......88 Vancouver Canucks........81 Washington Capitals......86 --------------- Codes & Secrets --------------- When you want to trade with the a team, and they will not accept the deal, simply go to the team with the desired player, and offer the player(s) you want to your team that you play as. *Example* When you want to trade an overall 70 player for a 90 player, the other team will not accept, but when you go to the other team and offer the 90 for the 70, your team will gladly accept the deal, and the team that you play as will have the player that you want. Press Triangle after a game to taunt. <Gameshark Codes> Master Code Must Be on - EC8D15601456E60A L2 + R2 = Home Team Score, 99, Away Score, 0 0C184CE614556B30C 4C18F5581456E7A5 0C184CE61456B30C 4C18F5521456E788 L1 + R1 = Away Team Score, 99, Home Score, 0 0C184CE61456B40C 1C18F5581456E788 0C184CE61456B40C 4C18F5521456E7A5 Infinite Creation Points - 4CBF20B41456E6E7 ---------- Conclusion ---------- Most of the information on the Main Menu came directly from the manual that came with the game, so if you rented the game, and it came without a manual, then this guide can be very helpful. If you have any information on this game, that I may have missed, including codes and hints, please contact me at 'email@example.com' and you will be given credit. <Legal Information> This FAQ is copyright 2002 by Bryan Heil 'firstname.lastname@example.org' and cannot be posted on any websites, but CheatCC.com and GameFAQs.com with out my, Bryan Heil, permission. 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