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Blades of Steel

Genre
Sport
MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
...
4.0
DOS
...
3.7
Arcade
...
2.0
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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 On the attack.
Blades of Steel DOS Gameplay (CGA)
Blades of Steel Commodore 64 New York celebrates in victory
Blades of Steel Arcade Keeper has it.

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

The Video Game Critic NES Oct 18, 2004 A 100
HonestGamers NES May 17, 2013 9 out of 10 90
1UP! NES Jan 18, 2013 88 out of 100 88
Super Power (Sweden) NES Dec, 1994 87 out of 100 87
NES Archives NES Jun 04, 2008 B+ 83
Mean Machines NES Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Jul, 1989 8.2 out of 12 68
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
Power Play Game Boy Nov, 1991 53 out of 100 53

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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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