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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 Arcade Defending your goal.
Blades of Steel Arcade Start of the match.
Blades of Steel DOS Get ready to start a game! (Hercules Monochrome)
Blades of Steel Commodore 64 There seems to be a struggle here

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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

The Video Game Critic NES Oct 18, 2004 A 100
1UP! NES Jan 18, 2013 88 out of 100 88
Nintendo Magasinet (Sweden) NES Oct, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mean Machines NES Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Power Play NES Aug, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1988 7.5 out of 10 75
Retro Game Reviews NES Oct 10, 2015 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Nov, 1991 8 out of 12 67 (UK) Wii Dec 22, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Power Play Game Boy Nov, 1991 53 out of 100 53


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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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