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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 SNES GOAL!
Hit the Ice: The Video Hockey League Genesis Main menu
Hit the Ice: The Video Hockey League Arcade Title Screen.
Hit the Ice: The Video Hockey League TurboGrafx-16 First period

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Alternate Titles

  • "ヒット ジ アイス" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Genesis Apr, 1993 319 out of 400 80
Diehard GameFan TurboGrafx-16 Jan, 1993 312 out of 400 78
Ação Games SNES May, 1993 3 out of 4 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 1992 26 out of 40 65
Play Time SNES May, 1993 64 out of 100 64
Super NES Buyer's Guide SNES Mar, 1993 128 out of 300 43
Mega Fun Genesis Apr, 1993 42 out of 100 42
Mega Fun SNES Apr, 1993 40 out of 100 40
Video Games Genesis May, 1993 34 out of 100 34
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jan 31, 2001 D+ 33


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Canceled NES version

A version of Hit the Ice was slated for a release sometime around the spring of 1993 for the NES. However, instead of being a straight port of the Arcade game, it was going to feature elements typically found in role playing games. The game was ultimately canceled, although a prototype of the game exists.
Contributed to by FatherJack (62720) and 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60591)
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