#49: Blades of Steel

Released In: 1988
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami

      Konami's answer to Nintendo's Ice Hockey. Features unnecessarily long goal celebrations and fighting.

Syd Lexia: A fun hockey game? Oh Konami, is there anything you can't do?

Valdronius: This was a great game for playing tournaments with a group of friends. Itís a simple hockey game with different NHL teams, who wear their team colors. I always played as Minnesota. The biggest problem I have with this game is that if there was a tie after three periods, the game went to a shoot out. This didnít bother me as a kid, and wouldnít bother me now if it werenít for the fact that NHL has readopted this rule. Real world hatreds aside, I have many fond memories of this game.

greeneyedzeke: I actually think Ice Hockey is an overall more fun 8-bit hockey experience, but Blades of Steel made up for its lack of fat-versus-thin strategy dynamics by letting you pummel the piss out of opposing players. Seriously, who played this for the hockey? We all just wanted to get into fights and see which burly brawler would come out on top.

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