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Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.5
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.4
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.0
Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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Ice Hockey is well implemented and a lot of fun to play with a friend. The player's animation is well done and there is a lot more strategy - from shot angles to checking your opponent - than you might expect. As a "common" cart, we highly recommend getting a copy! Learn to play in the single-player regular mode, then select game variation #4 and take on a friend at high speed!
The Video Game Critic (Aug 15, 2001)
The computer is a worthy challenge, but nothing can beat this game's two-player action. Ice Hockey by Activision is not only a sports classic - it's even better than the real thing!
The Atari Times (May 28, 2004)
In the final analysis, this is one of the better games out there for the 2600 and well-worth finding. It might not be as common as, say, Asteroids or Space Invaders, but you won't have to break the bank to pick up a copy, either. And, best of all, it's so easy to play you won't need a manual, either.
Woodgrain Wonderland (Apr 16, 2017)
The players are colourful and well-animated. The computer opponent is strong if a little predictable, although there is generally more fun to be had playing the two-player variations. Ice Hockey is an elegantly simple classic. It is one of the best sports games available for the Atari 2600 and a cart I enjoyed endlessly as a youngster. If I have one complaint it’s that the play could be a little faster. Otherwise, I have few quibbles.
This game was one of my favorites on the Atari 2600 when I was a kid, and it still is. I still find the gameplay solid, and the computer can be a tough opponent -- it rarely gives you an inch and is capable of some great comebacks. Two-player action was always the best way back when, and the games were always heated.
90 (Jul 18, 2008)
Il gioco, lo ripeto, è riuscitissimo. Le sfide contro la CPU ci regalano abbondante divertimento e la longevità del gioco in doppio può aumentare a dismisura. Come tutte le simulazioni sportive dei primi anni Ottanta, ci si deve accontentare di un dettaglio minimo, ma è lodevole l'impegno dei programmatori nel cercare di restituire all'utente quantomeno il feeling di questa disciplina. E ci sono riusciti. Uno dei migliori giochi sportivi per Atari VCS.
Sports games aren’t for everybody, even today. If you’re not a fan of hockey, this game isn’t going to change your mind, but if you are a fan of hockey and you want to see how hockey video games got their start, this game is quite fun despite its simplicity. It is proof that Activision certainly knew what they were doing when they went into business for themselves.
VideoGame (Jul, 1991)
Numa partida de três minutos, você deve derrotar a equipe adversária que é muito forte. Para vencê-lo você conta com dois jogadores.