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Blades of Steel (Commodore 64)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - Game Boy:
    YOUR GAME BOY IS ABOUT TO BE PUT ON ICE!

    The hockey classic, Blades of Steel, blasts out of the NES’ box to crush you against the boards. From the face-off to the final whistle you'll attack the most ferocious hockey pucks ever to strap on video steel. Despite the ice, these guys are real hot heads. So don't slip-up or you'll be swimming in denture grip!

    • All the slash-o-matic action you'd expect from the NES Blades of Steel, including passing, checking, goal tending and slap shooting.

    • Three hard hitting levels (Junior, College and Pro) challenge you to either get better or get creamed.

    • Eight pro-style teams to choose from: Chicago, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, New York, Edmonton, Minnesota and Toronto.

    •Sudden death overtime and one-on-one (slap shooter vs. goal tender) penalty scenes will separate the winners from the wimps.

    • When tempers flare the gloves will come off and full-blown fights will erupt.

    • Increase practice scenes let you hone your slap shooting, goal tending and fighting skills.

    Contributed by Apogee IV (2336) on Sep 21, 2004.

U.S. print ad (Game Boy version):
    BUCKLE ON YOUR BLADES

    You're about to skate into a whole new arena. The NES classic, Blades of Steel, has just made a power play into your Game Boy.

    * Choose between eight of the nation's hottest teams: Chicago, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, New York, Edmonton, Minnesota and Toronto.

    * Face off on either Junior, College or Pro levels.

    * Hone your fighting, slap shooting, and goal-tending skills in the practice mode.

    * Penalty shots and sudden death overtimes are common in your quest for the cup.

    * Win a trip and tickets to a pro hockey championship playoff game.

    Contributed by lugnut (359) on May 05, 2004.

Back of Box - NES:

    Fight for victory in the hottest hockey game on ice.

    With sharpened blades and a lethal stick, you slash into a rink surrounded by thousands of screaming fans. It’s time for full speed, high contact hockey, the kind of bone jarring action played by the pros.

    The puck is dropped, you take control, center it and . . . Whoa! Your opponent viciously checks you from behind making an incredible steal. You charge after him, crushing him against the boards. Suddenly tempers flare, off come the gloves, and you’re swinging fists like a prize fighter.

    What Action! You can even rack up assists like the great you know who. Or play goalie in the slap shooting penalty scenes.

    So strap on Blades of Steel. And imagine those immortal words – “He shoots, he scores!”

    Featuring simultaneous play for two players or play against the computer.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75603) on Nov 13, 2002.