Blades of Steel

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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.


Blades of Steel NES Face Off!
Blades of Steel Arcade Pass it.
Blades of Steel Commodore 64 There seems to be a struggle here
Blades of Steel DOS Tournament (New York vs Chicago) (CGA)

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)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic NES Oct 18, 2004 A 100
Génération 4 Game Boy Nov, 1991 90 out of 100 90
1UP! NES Jan 18, 2013 88 out of 100 88
Mean Machines NES Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
IGN Wii Feb 04, 2008 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
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 22, 2007 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Jul, 1989 8.2 out of 12 68
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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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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