Superstar Ice Hockey

Sport 1987 Dos Dosbox Mindscape Hockey

Hockey action game with poor animations

Superstar Ice Hockey shows its age and also its rather unimpressive graphics from the get go. The game is indeed quite early, having been dropped in 87, but still, with just a bit more polish it could have been a much better experience. The problems? Well, the main problem is that the players do not seem to react to one another presence as they should. This makes the game a bit random at times, as you are not able to evaluate properly certain positions of your players, or the adversary's players. As you would imagine all the teams that are included feel the same, but that is excusable given the games age. What is harder to accept is that the controls, and as I mentioned the rules by which the players move on the field do not have the best logic you can hope to expect from a good game. So, think it carefully, this is not a masterpiece, though, indeed it is playable. You need, however to accept that chance, or apparent chance will play a role in a match, and that might be harder to sink with certain gamers.

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