Pixelated Heroes 1st Teaser Trailer

How did one simple idea become one of most loved sports video games in history?

Mikey McBryan has been traveling from New York to Vancouver, in search for answers and he is just getting started. Filming is still underway and the adventure is far from over. So stay tuned to find out ways you can join us and become part of the adventure.

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The Arizona Trip

Week two of filming Pixelated Heroes

We are on the road again!

Just before we left to Saskatoon my buddy and Camara Guy Kaetyn asked me if I wanted to join him on a trip to Arizona to visit his folks and see the Mecca of Automobile Auctions, Barrett Jackson! I of course said yes and started thinking about content we can film while we where there..

After the amazing time Saskatoon (see pervious blog post) and no sleep for a couple days we start driving back to Calgary. The online player from California named angryjay93 had to be at the Calgary Airport early in the afternoon

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This is me showing angryjay93 the best part about Canada… KETCHUP CHIPS! 

While rushing back I get a call from my buddy JM in the Yukon with some great news, he landed me an interview with his buddy and Arizona Coyotes tough guy BJ Crombeen!

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We fly to Phoenix the next day again with no sleep haha. I rented a 2015 Camaro SS Convertible and we drove to Scottsdale where Kaetyn’s folks have a house.
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What does a Canadian do when they first arrive in the US?? You guessed it, GO TO A HOCKEY GAME! So that what we did we got 4th row to the right of the Coyotes bench for only $87 bucks (I love US hockey prices!)

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The next day we booked a time to talk to BJ and we realized at the last second the the modern TV we had at the house doesn’t have the Audio Video AV RCA ports. We have a major problem and BJ is an hour away from showing up and we need a solution fast. I looked at the TV and it had RGB and HDMI plug ins but it also had a old school Coax cable for a Cable TV. So there was the solution find an Sega Genesis coax cable. We raced down to a vintage game store called Fallout Games. We run in there and the guy behind the counter asked us what we are up to, I explain that we are shooting a Doc about the game NHL ’94. He flips with excitement!

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“I LOVE THAT GAME!”

I’m blown away because we are in the middle of the desert in the Western Untied Staes and this is the last place a thought I would find an NHL ’94 fanatic. Turns out his father was a backup goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks in the late 70’s! So of course I ask him if he would like to be interviewed. He says yes and being pinched for time we slip off a quick interview. Being so excited about the topic it wasn’t to we had to leave that we exchanged names. My saviour is named Scott. Because we where short of time, Scott said he could be free another day after work to do a real sit down interview (on our last day in the states we went to Fallout Games and got a proper interview with Scott). He throws the Sega Cable we needed at us and wishes us luck and we jump back in the Camaro and booker back to the house.

We got the Genesis hooked up to the TV Just in time. We sat BJ down for a interview and after I played him a quick game of NHL ’94. Big thanks going out to BJ for being the first NHL’er to participate in the Documentary!

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I would also like to take a second and thank the St.Hilaire family for putting us up and cooking some wicked meals everyday!

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Some Non-Pixelated Heroes things we did was of course go see the Barrett Jackson Auction IMG_9172IMG_9166

A trip to the Pima Aviation Museum

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Last but not least a road trip to the happiest place on earth…

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This is where Kaetyn wanted to do the one thing he always dreamed about…

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My Documentary Production Blog

Welcome folks to the 1st Production Blog post for my Documentary Project tiled…

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Well here is me writing and already spellcheck has fixed three words… Thanks spellcheck!
So what the heck is this documentary going to be about? Well its going to focus on one of the best video games ever made!

Drum roll please!

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Yes an old video game that came out over 20 years ago on a system that collects dust in peoples attics (I guess not to many people have attics these days but hey I like the expression).

If you know this game then I don’t have to explain why it is important to me and thousands of big kids my age. But for everyone else… its just awesome! So thats what I want to capture on film. I have been playing this game sense it came out and i’m not alone, there is a huge mass following to this game. I have been studying this topic seriously for over a year. Now that my TV show Ice Pilots has wrapped its 6th and final season I wanted to take some time and focus on this project. Spending the last 6 years of my life almost everyday with documentary crews has gave me the film bug. Now its time to see if I can make this happen!

Here is a teaser we shot some test footage, CHECK IT OUT!


I’m going to dig into the past/present/future of this game (Total “A Christmas Carol”rip off) . This is going to take me coast to coast and possibly a trip to Hawaii. I super excited and with help from the online community over at NHL94.com we are doing a live tournament in Saskatoon January 10th. So far we have 11 of not just normal dudes but some of the best ’94 players in the world coming. One guy is even flying in from California! This event will be the first full day of filming on this project. I’m a little nervous, not only to start filming but i’ll also be competing! I don’t mean to brag but i’m pretty good at this game after playing it for 20 years BUT these guys are pros and ill be happy just to win a single game!! Here is the artwork I made up for the event.

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I’ll write more about this event as it gets near. For now I just want to take time to thank some folks that really have helped me get to this point.

1st off a big shout out to my good buddy Kaetyn St.Hilaire. He has pushed me to get this moving and has been there non-stop to help me out. He made the Pixelated Heroes Website, helped me with graphics and testing my game play (he has even beaten me in ONE game, the first time a lost in over ten years!). But mostly keeping me motivated and coming to Saskatoon to film and play in the event.

Next I want to thanks “Halifax” from the NHL ’94 online community, he is the guy making this whole tournament happen and is huge supporter of this film project and I can’t wait to interview him and talk more about the future of this game.

Also from the online community is a mysterious master of the game that goes by the online handle CLOCKWISE! He has gave me a lot of insight into the programming of the game and the people that made it. He is also going to be apart of helping me make high end graphics for the production of the film.
Also a shootout to KingRaph who is the world record holder most goals in a game of NHL ’94. This is even certified from the official Genesis Book of World Record official scoreboard Twin Galaxies! Raph has been helping out with my research into the game and hopefully i’ll get to interview him as well!

A big thanks to my buddy and Film Maker Jereme Watt for pushing me about a year ago to really focus and give me the confidence to go ahead and start working on this as a goal.

Last but not least a big high five going to Erin McGechaen! She helped me with the promotional writing and scripts! Also she is always there to help me with my many troubles with the english language!

Well folks thanks for reading and i’ll be updating this as much as I can so subscribe! Also if you have any ideas or anything you would like to help out or participate in this project please drop me an email at MikeyMcBryan@Gmail.com!

Cheers and Fly Safe!

Mikey