#76 Blades of Steel
Blades of Steel
Konami's ice hockey game, Blades of Steel, was released in 1987. Blades of Steel was first released in the arcades, but its popularity grew thanks to a NES port. Blades of Steel is known for its fast-paced hockey gameplay, and for its authentic fights. Everyone knows a hockey game isn't good until someone loses a tooth.
There were two types of games in Blades of Steel, Exhibition and Tournament. Exhibition is a regular match against either a friend, or AI and Tournament mirrors the format of actual NHL playoffs. The major selling point though, was the fighting. If two players bump into each other three time, an epic brawl will break out.
Top 100 Video Games of All Time #76 - Blades of Steel