All posts tagged: Blades of Steel

The Evolution of Hockey Video Games

In my opinion, hockey video games are the greatest sports video games. Many people may disagree with that statement but keep in mind, people doubted me when I said that Mac and Me would be the highest grossing movie of all time (If I don’t look at the facts, I can’t be wrong! U-S-A! U-S-A!). Anywho, a gent by the name of Matt Larkin wrote an amazing piece on the history of hockey video games (you can read it in its entirety here). However, we know many of you just want the nuts and bolts of it along with some fun videos (that you won’t even sit through, god, how lazy are you?) to go along with it. So here is a summary of the article. Enjoy!   THE 1980S: COLD, HARD STEEL “With presentation touches like intermission cut sequences and mini games, plus the fun factor of getting a penalty for losing a fight, Blades of Steel inspired tournaments and bitter rivalries between friends. It was the game you were pumped to play after …

Blades of Steel

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh buddy! Blades of Motha F#%*ing Steel! What was the best part of this game? The unlicensed NHL knock off teams? The glowing players? The amazingly life-like celebrations after goals? Or perhaps the awesome soundtrack? Nope. The best part of the game was that if you lost a fight you got a penalty and if you win you didn’t. Thank you Japan for your crazy version of 80s hockey, It was a blast!