Review: Ice Rage Hockey

Ice Rage Hockey (5)

Ice Rage brings ice hockey into the 21st century, whilst paying tribute to 1984’s Hat Trick. Players face off across a ice rink, in a hockey duel – one player and one keeper one each side. Play is rapid and rough, with players spending as much time eating the ice as on their feet.

Ice Rage Hockey (3)

Pros:

  • Chunky cartoon graphics. Very reminiscent of characters from Nintendo world cup on the NES.
  • Single player has 3 game modes: Quick match, Tournament and Rage off, Where you face off against players with only have one energy bar basically making it a survival game mode.
  • Over a dozen characters to choose from.
  • Multuplayer is all on the same screen and you have a side of it each. Obviously the bigger the screen the better.
  • Two control types. 2 Button or 1 button. 2 Has you moving as well as shooting/passing. 1 Button has you just controlling the shooting and passing.
  • Three difficulty options. Easy,Medium and hard. Hard is faster gameplay and you have to control the goalie as well as the players. Easy is a lot simplier.
  • Gameplay in general is fast and fun with a old school vibe about it. KJind of like a bite sized NHL 3 on 3.
  • Good sound effects and music.
  • No adverts at all even though it is a free game.
  • Hold down the button for shot power and again sticking with the simple control scheme.
  • Slick funny animations from shooting to knocking over players over.
  • Multiplayer works really well.
  • Cheap price point as lets face it, FREE is pretty cheap in todays market!

Ice Rage Hockey (2)

Cons:

  • In App Purchases.
  • Gameplay can quickly become a simple Pong reinactment scenario.
  • Manual movement is not as fluid and responsive as you would like and is quite tricky to keep up with the fast pace.
  • 1 button just makes the game so easy.
  • No Google Play integration.
  • Single player is fun in short bursts but soon loses its appeal.
  • Needs whacky game modes and even the introduction of power ups.

Ice Rage Hockey (1)


In Summary, The game is FREE and worth your time. its a short burst type of game but it still serves as a brilliant time waster. Fans of old school games like NHL hockey on the Megadrive will get enjoyment from it. In short it is a good time waster but lacks any longevity and multiplayer works well.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

You may also like...