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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.


Blades of Steel DOS Title screen (EGA)
Blades of Steel Commodore 64 Fight! Fight! Fight!
Blades of Steel Amiga Title screen
Blades of Steel DOS The halftime advertisements (EGA)

Promo Images

Blades of Steel Magazine Advertisement Inside Front Cover

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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User Reviews

Face Off !!! NES GAMEBOY COLOR! (2002)
Awesome little hockey game.... NES Cormana6868 (16)

Critic Reviews

HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) NES May 17, 2013 9 out of 10 90
1UP! NES Jan 18, 2013 88 out of 100 88
Super Power (Sweden) NES Dec, 1994 87 out of 100 87 NES Mar, 2011 B+ 83
Nintendo Magasinet (Sweden) NES Oct, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play NES Aug, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1988 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 22, 2007 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Boy Nov, 1991 24 out of 40 60
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1992 33 out of 100 33


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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.
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