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Ice Hockey is an action game for one or two players. Start of by selecting a team and customizing your players. Each team member can be one of three player types: small and skinny (very fast, but not good at checking or shooting), very large (slow, but with a strong body check and outstanding shooting strength) or average (medium speed, with average checking and shooting strength). After the teams are set up, it's time to play some ice hockey! Gameplay features a scrolling screen to follow the action, and lets you choose which of the players you wish to control when on defense (on offense you always control the player with the puck). Fights can break out between players, and the loser may end up in the penalty box. There are five different speed settings for the game, and periods can be either 7, 10, or 15 minutes long.


Ice Hockey NES Title screen
Ice Hockey NES Face off after the referee calls icing
Ice Hockey NES The zambonies at halftime
Ice Hockey NES Take a shot on goal

Promo Images

Ice Hockey Screenshot
Ice Hockey Screenshot
Ice Hockey Screenshot
Ice Hockey Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "アイスホッケー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Ice Hockey is an excellent NES game for both one and two players. gakon5 (3) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Power Play May, 1988 9.5 out of 10 95
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
VideoGame Jun, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamervision Jun 19, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mega Fun Oct, 1993 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1988 9.4 out of 12 78
The Video Game Critic Oct 18, 2004 B 75 Feb 01, 2004 7 out of 10 70
RetroGame Man Mar 10, 2018 6 out of 10 60


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  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1989 - Best Nintendo Videogame in 1988

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Servo (57366) added Ice Hockey (NES) on Oct 20, 2002
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