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Blades of Steel

MobyRank MobyScore
NES
83
3.7
Commodore 64
...
...
Game Boy
...
3.3
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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 NES Penalty Shot
Blades of Steel DOS The halftime advertisements (EGA)
Blades of Steel Commodore 64 That's what they all say
Blades of Steel Arcade Puck is loose.

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 ! (1896)
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 Arcade Mar, 1988 7.5 out of 10 75
Just Games Retro NES Jul 22, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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
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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