Err... Wayne who? Okay, okay, so Wayne Gretzky may not be a name that's on the tip of everybody's tongues over here, but across the Big Pond it's a different story, where he's acclaimed as 'The Great One' because of his supreme prowess in the noble art of ice hockey.
But while the boy Wayne may be a whizz on the ice, his performance on the computer screen is distinctly less impressive.
Having fought your way through the copy protection and some comprehensive but very drab menu screens, you're into the game. Now the appealing thing about ice hockey is that it's probably the nearest any real-life sport gets to Speedball, being fast, violent and frequently ending up in a huge fists-flying ruck.
Massive potential for an all-out action computer game, you might think. And you'd be right. Unfortunately, if that's what you think you're getting here then I'm afraid you're going to be sorely disappointed.
For Wayne Gretzky Hockey 2 is, as Bethesda Software is keen to stress throughout the game's documentation, not just a mere game, it's a simulation. Thus, instead of large well-animated sprites slapping the puck about on a big scrolling ice rink, we have tiny, tiny blobs milling about on an uninteresting top-viewed arena that merely scrolls left and right.
Control (something of a misnomer here) is not brilliant. With a joystick the game's unplayable because you need two fire buttons, involving much fumbling with the keyboard, while with a mouse (slightly better) movement is achieved by positioning the pointer on the pitch and letting the player's on-screen persona drift towards it.
To get anywhere in the game involves making lots of complex plays requiring loads of key presses.
True, the game's all very realistic and after a lot (and I mean a lot!) of practice things do start to come together and some enjoyment is reaped. You've just got to ask yourself if you're really a big enough fan of professional ice hockey to make the effort. Trouble is, I've got a nasty feeling that the answer for 99.9999% of the Great British Public will be a resounding 'No'.