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Blades of Steel

Genre
Sport
MobyRank MobyScore
Wii
...
4.2
NES
84
3.7
Commodore 64
...
4.0
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Description

Based on the arcade game, Blades Of Steel is a hockey arcade action game (gameplay doesn't require the need to worry about statistics or provide the ability to customize teams.) Two players can play against each other, or one player against the computer. In one player mode there are single game and tournament mode options. From time to time a fight may break out, which will provide a close up view of the two players. The player has control during the miniature fight game sequence, with the loser having to spend time in the penalty box. The referee will break up fights that go on too long, and calls a few penalties such as icing. Several short clips of digitized voices are also featured.

Screenshots

Blades of Steel Arcade Defending your goal.
Blades of Steel Commodore 64 A match in progress
Blades of Steel Commodore 64 New York is whipping Chicago's ass
Blades of Steel Amiga New York vs Los Angeles

Alternate Titles

  • "Konamic Ice Hockey " -- Japanese Game Boy title
  • "コナミックアイスホッケー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Face Off !!! NES DANIEL HAWKS ! (1910)
Awesome little hockey game.... NES Cormana6868 (16)

The Press Says

HonestGamers NES May 17, 2013 9 out of 10 90
NES Times NES Feb 11, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Super Power (Sweden) NES Dec, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Power Play NES Aug, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1988 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Wii Feb 04, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 22, 2007 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Nov, 1991 8 out of 12 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Boy Nov, 1991 6 out of 10 60
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1992 33 out of 100 33

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Trivia

NES version

In the NES version, between the second and third period of a hockey game, a quick mini game of Gradius is sometimes playable in which the player has a few seconds to try to blow up an enemy ship. There are also ads for other Konami games of that era displayed after the mini game is over.
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