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HyperBlade (Windows)

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Description

HyperBlade introduces the 3D battlesport of the future. Players engage in a futuristic street-hockey style game played out on the interior of an elongated ellipsoid arena. Body-checks (weapons are included) go for blood in this game as players can be gruesomely eliminated from the game, including the option to score with an opponent's dismembered head. Power-ups, speed boosts, ramps, and simple team management (for substitutions) are all part of the experience. Some strategy is required for play, but it's mostly pure action.

The game also features multiple skill levels, 12 teams (from a US tournament league), and head-to-head network play (IPX and TCP LAN only).

If you are looking for a 3D version of Speedball, this is as close as it gets.

Screenshots

HyperBlade Windows ready for the match
HyperBlade Windows software rendering - entering the Arena
HyperBlade Windows Direct3D - GooaAAL!!!!!!!!
HyperBlade Windows Arena info

User Reviews

A bloody, fast, fun mix of hockey/laccrosse. Andrew Grasmeder (205) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars
very pumped up, futuristic version of hockey. Herschel Hoffman (8) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine Dec, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamesmania 1996 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Dec, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Game.EXE Feb, 1997 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Games Magazine 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1997 53 out of 100 53
High Score Jan, 1997 2 out of 5 40
Génération 4 Jan, 1997 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17

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Trivia

Cancelled Sega Saturn version

Supposedly there was a Sega Saturn version in development which never materialized.

Related Web Sites

  • HyperBlade EPK (Electronic press kit for HyperBlade with interviews and a behind the scene look at the game.)
rstevenson (815) added HyperBlade (Windows) on Jun 24, 2000