Take the basic concept of air hockey mix with competitive elements and finish with a whole new dimension.
The basic rules are familiar: use a racket to hit a ball into the opponent's goal. The first one to score ten points wins.
The game features special Skills and Targets. There are six different skills you can use an offensive skill such as Lightning Shot which changes the direction of the ball in mid-flight, tricking your opponent and scoring a goal. Play defensive and use the skill Hyper Racket to increase the size of your Racket improving the protection of your goal.
Watch for Targets that appear during the game, hitting those triggers various events, such as an increase ball speed or reducing your opponent's skill gauge to zero.
In addition to the Two-Player Battle Mode, there is also Endless Mode, a squash-like game where you compete for a high score.… Collapse
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Jan 6, 2013There's very little to say about Air Battle Hockey 3D. The visual presentation is pretty bland, though the 3D effect is certainly well-done. The controls are intuitive and reliable, while the core gameplay is fairly dull. Those with two copies of the game will at least find some enjoyment in the head-to-head battles, but anyone who intends to fly solo might want to let this one soar past.
Feb 23, 2013AirBattle Hockey 3D serves up a fantastic foundation, with a really cool art style, an appropriate yet unmemorable soundtrack, and some solid gameplay, but the lack of gameplay modes is a real bummer. If the game ever goes on sale or becomes a Club Nintendo reward, I would recommend picking it up. As the current package stands, it's going to have to stay in the penalty box.