I posted this hockey meme late last night… and I’ve have a weeks that have been very difficult… (3 weeks to be exact) but I’ve learned at an early age… it is very easy to give up! Give up and blame everyone but yourself! Well that’s not the answer… giving up solves nothing!
SUCCESS in life comes…. when you simply REFUSE to GIVE UP… with goals so strong… That obstacles… FAILURES… and LOSS only act as MOTIVATION!
The first Video Game Ever Licensed by the NHL and it isn’t what you think! Yes it was this game back in 1980 made for the Intellivision by Mattel Electronics. If you don’t believe me… check the photo below of the back of the box. Photo Below!
This game to today’s standards sucked! LOL… But for an old fart like me… the graphics where mind blowing! This was Next Level hockey video game (for the time)! Sad to say right? Watch this random youtube video I found of the game play below!
This game will always have a place in my heart! I am so happy to have it in my hockey video game collection. I will do my best to save them all from the dumpsters across America!
See video below! I have to say this was better than any sort of therapy one can offer me! My good friend Wally and I hockey sniped the snot out of this dell laptop! For the record it wasn’t working. It need work! So it isn’t like we took this brand new out of the box. It was headed to the trash hep!
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with over 100k people reached and 32k video views I am completely humbled by how many people loved this video… Really this wasn’t my intention! My Daughter just wanted to be involved with what I do. Maybe it is the part where we ride the hockey stick like a horse that won everyone over?
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When your daughter or son asks you “Daddy can we go make one of those hockey trick shot videos?” You drop whatever you are doing… right there and now! Playing Hockey with you daughter or son is something they will remember forever! Don’t even as a Hockey Mom or Dad pass up the opportunity to make great hockey memories… Even if it is just in your driveway =)
I’m completely floored that this video took off like it did… I was just working on my shot aka Hockey Snipes and thought of this as I was putting all the gear away. It is amazing sometimes how you can have some of your most simple and creative moments when it is not forced! Just like hockey! Practice as much as you can… so when you are in the situation “game time” it just comes natural and not forced!
Happy Birthday to the console version of Blades of Steel, first released on the Nintendo Famicom on July 22, 1988. Thanks to PSP at www.patrickscottpatterson.com for the info!
Blades of Steel started as an arcade game! It used two track balls (for one and two player) to move your player up and down the the ice! Very innovative at the time! See the control panel below.
The Game’s stand out feature was the fight button! Once activated gave you a new screen with two players standing up ready to fight… arcade version down below and NES version was the first photo. Big difference in graphics but both shared some great game play memories!
This game then got ported over to the NES by Konami! I remember some parents not happy about the fighting feature in the game but this was way before the video game Rating system! It had some great box art work too as well! see below.
It also was on the original gameboy! It had a really cool feature where you could link up two gameboy handhelds to each other and play against one another… the bummer part was both gameboys had to have the blades of steel cart in to play! see artwork below.
I have tons of great memories playing both the arcade and the console game! It is definately in my top 5 hockey video games of all time! Something I must do for a future article!