The Retro Sports Report is about highlighting the sports games that still hold up!
Ice Hockey NES (1988)
A simple sports game at its finest. Ice Hockey has effective strategy by allowing you to customize your lineup of 4 players with small, medium and large sized players to choose from. Small guys are the fastest but get knocked down the easiest, large guys are the exact opposite, and of course medium guys are exactly in between. It may take you time to find which combination works best for you and that also may change over time or depend on who you are playing against.
The other part of the game that allows you to control the difficulty is the Speed setting of 1 – 5 , at the highest setting (5) it makes even the large players move very quickly.
This came is great for highly competitive people who enjoy their retro gaming. The challenge of being able to control your goalie and the skaters at the same time provides fun gameplay for all ages and as everyone gets better raise the speed up and enjoy improving at a whole new pace.
This game is best played 1v1 but can be enjoyed solo, but hopefully only to practice for the next time you have a group around to play!
I rank games on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the game that is so great it will never actually be made.
Ice Hockey 7.5/10