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Hit the Ice is a fast-paced, high-impact hockey game. Having more in common with Midway's Arch Rivals than any sane hockey simulation, this arena is no place for penalties, and no place for wimps. While the idea is still to somehow put the puck into the opposing team's goal, each team only has three players, there is a heavy focus on checking, and it is possible to do a "super shot" which is strong enough to send the goalie into the net along with the puck.

Available are exhibition and tournament modes for one or two players. Two players can even team up to take on the computer. The TurboGrafx-16 release also adds a four-player mode, while the Gameboy version adds a "shot race" mode where the player must get a certain number of goals as quickly as possible.


Hit the Ice: The Video Hockey League Genesis A game in progress
Hit the Ice: The Video Hockey League Genesis Main menu
Hit the Ice: The Video Hockey League Genesis Title screen
Hit the Ice: The Video Hockey League Genesis Team menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "ヒット ジ アイス" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Play Time May, 1993 45 out of 100 45
Mega Fun Apr, 1993 42 out of 100 42 Feb 01, 2010 4 out of 10 40
Video Games May, 1993 34 out of 100 34
The Video Game Critic Jan 31, 2001 D+ 33


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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60731) added Hit the Ice: The Video Hockey League (Genesis) on Jan 05, 2010
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