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Blades of Steel (NES)

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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 Face Off!
Blades of Steel NES Lining up
Blades of Steel NES Title Screen
Blades of Steel NES Penalty Shot

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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Face Off !!! DANIEL HAWKS ! (1910) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Awesome little hockey game.... Cormana6868 (16) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Oct 18, 2004 A 100
NES Times Feb 11, 2009 9 out of 10 90
HonestGamers May 17, 2013 9 out of 10 90
1UP! Jan 18, 2013 88 out of 100 88
Super Power (Sweden) Dec, 1994 87 out of 100 87
NES Archives Jun 04, 2008 B+ 83
Mean Machines Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Aug, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Just Games Retro Jul 22, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1989 8.2 out of 12 68

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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.
Servo (55823) added Blades of Steel (NES) on Nov 09, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (268652), Rogee (506), Alaka (31042), Kabushi (126302), Martin Smith (63136) and Servo (55823)