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!
I just couldn’t resist… meme-ing this… I picked this game up the other day at my local retro store @ @digital press video games in Clifton, NJ. This one has been on my list for awhile. I am really happy I got it CIB (complete in box). This game is for the retro console Atari 2600. Do you still remember this game? This adds another one to the on going collection. My goal is to collect every hockey video game ever made. See the video below. Doing well so far.
How stoked is Jason! He is the #1 customer in this Game Stop to get this game… well maybe not but still he is super stoked to have this game! I have mine waiting at home… I can’t wait… it’s one like NHL Kong! or something like that….
Out Now! Buy now Mine should be waiting at my house when I get home… Love this time of year! This is the only new game I will be buying all year… I can’t wait… I am even joining my friend Dave’s league… should be fun and I’m sure i’ll suck and be in last place but I will still enjoy it!