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NHL Open Ice is the NBA Jam for ice hockey, with a 2 on 2 arcade action featuring a full NHL license including actual team names and logos and 120 actual NHLPA players with reflective stats for the 1995-96 season.

The game features power-ups that will aid the players along during a game including the "Hot Meter" which is filled with every score, body check and steals. Once the meter is full, the player will literally catch fire and their stats will max out for a brief period of time, allowing the player to score goals better, steal the puck more often, etc.

There is five difficulty settings and adjustable options such as period time times and cheat options such as "Big Head" mode and multiplayer capabilities for either head-to-head action or co-op play. Chicago Blackhawks announcer, Pat Foley, lends his voice talents to the game for in-game commentary.


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Alternate Titles

  • "2 on 2 Open Ice Challenge" -- common arcade title

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Critic Reviews

All Game Guide 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1998 65 out of 100 65
PC Joker Jan, 1998 57 out of 100 57
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 1998 27 out of 100 27
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1998 8 out of 100 8


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formercontrib (159910) added NHL Open Ice: 2 On 2 Challenge (Windows) on May 18, 2009
Other platforms contributed by f1reball (249) and Big John WV (25477)