Ice Hockey (BBC/Electron) -

Ice Hockey (1987) (BBC/Electron, Cassette) United Kingdom
Publisher: Bug Byte
Buffer Micro Limited | Bug Byte | Bugbear

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128, Acorn Electron

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1


Available For:
Acorn Electron, Amiga 500, BBC B/B+/Master 128, Nintendo (US Version) & Tandy Color Computer 1/2/3

Compatible Emulators: BeebEm (PC (Windows))
Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))
Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))

How To Play

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Game Information

Original Release Date: 1st Apr 1987
Original Release Price: £1.99
Market Valuation: £2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Margaret Stanger

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What They Said

"The music is jolly and the ricocheting puck is quite amusing but there is not enough here to hold my interest." (Read Full Review)
... A&B Computing
"Whatever this is, it is not an adequate ice hockey simulation. Still, you might enjoy it. After all, someone at Bug-Byte thought enough of the game to release it." (Read Full Review)
... Computer Gamer
"I really wonder if Bug-Byte checked Ice Hockey on the Electron. I feel sure the company can't have intended to let such a poor game tarnish its reputation." (Read Full Review)
... Electron User
"This is a well-produced and fun game which represents good value for money with its low price tag." (Read Full Review)
... The Micro User

Cover Art

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Back Cover

Multiple Versions

This item contains versions for Acorn Electron and BBC B/B+/Master 128.
The screenshots shown are for the Acorn Electron version of the game.

Where To Get It

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A digital version of Ice Hockey suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows)), Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))
A digital version of Ice Hockey suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows)), Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))
A digital version of Ice Hockey suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows)), Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))



"Ever thought you would be any good with a hockey stick? Can you be the King of Ice Hockey? On the other hand, who gives a flying puck if you don't win? It's only a game - by Michael Stanger. Fast, Furious and Very Slippery! Two Player option."

Each team of six players has a goal minder, two defencemen and three forwards.

Play is commenced and after a goal has been scored, by a face-off. The puck is dropped in the centre of the rink between the sticks of the opposing centremen. At other times, the puck bounces off the sides to come back to play. The two blue lines divide the playing area into three zones, defence, neutral (centre) and attacking zones. Only three players may be in their own defence zones when the puck is outside it.

A player may only enter the attacking zone in line with or behind the puck or puck possessor. He may not take a pass from a team mate who is at the moment of passing, in another zone. To stay on-side, a player can only pass to a colleague in the same zone (also to anyone in his own half if he is in his defence zone).

The Action

For a one player game, the user controls the red team, and for the two player game the left hand player controls the left red team and the right hand player controls the blue team.

In the red teams' neutral and attacking zones, the centre player can be controlled by the keys on the joystick and will be highlighted in magenta. In the defence zone, the goalkeeper will be user-controlled in the same way. For a two player game, the user-controlled blue team player will be highlighted in green. The other players will be computer-controlled.

When he presses SPACE or a fire button, he can hit the puck forwards.

The score-board and time will be shown at all times; when the time reaches 200, the game will be over. A new game will start after a short pause.

Game Controls

One Player:
Z - Left, X - Right, * - Up, ? - Down

Two Players:
Reds: Z - Left, X - Right, Q - Up, A - Down
Blues: < - Left, > - Right, P - Up, L - Down

M/H - Music On/Off, F/C - Freeze/Continue, SPACE - Hit the puck, SHIFT - Shoot the puck

Ice Hockey is Item ID 379 in our database. Last modified on Sunday 19th May 2019 at 04:11:50 PM.

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