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  • Summary: NaturalMotion Games, the makers of the million-selling hit Backbreaker Football, are proud to present: ICEBREAKER HOCKEY! Crushing checks, slick moves, and super-addictive gameplay combine to create an experience that redefines action on the rink!Deke and spin your way towards the goal, dodging and skating past players on a mission to take you down. If you make it through, it's time to face the GOALTENDER: taunt him with your SHOWBOATING skills, and charge up a SUPER-SHOT to show him who's boss!AMAZING VISUALSIcebreaker Hockey pulls out all the stops in high-end iOS gaming: smooth, life-like skating based on motion capture data from professional ice hockey players; crushing sidewall checks and takedowns powered by NaturalMotion's endorphin simulation technology; advanced OpenGL ES 2.0 techniques (such as mirror ice reflections) for stunning graphics. SLICK MOVESSKATE down the rink using the accelerometer. SPIN and DEKE past opposing players for extra points. SPRINT to storm forwards, or perform a HARD STOP to send your enemies into the wall. Press the SHOWBOAT button to really rack up the points, and finish it all off nicely with a charged-up SUPER SHOT. The goaltender won't know what hit him. HOURS OF GAMEPLAYIcebreaker Hockey is packed with content:CHALLENGE MODE introduces 50 original waves divided into 10 ever-tougher challenges. ENDURANCE MODE lets you test your skills and stamina in a non-stop sequence of ever tougher waves. How far can you go?Eight ORIGINAL TEAMS let you choose your favourite colours and looks. ONLINE LEADERBOARDSPowered by Game Center, Icebreaker Hockey features online leaderboards, so you can see how you measure up against your friends and the world. And with seamless Facebook integration, sharing your latest achievements with your friends is easier than ever. ACHIEVEMENTS AND UNLOCKABLES42 unique achievements are waiting to be conquered, along with many unlockable items!CUSTOMIZATIONChoose your team and stick your name on the jersey!Icebreaker Hockey is pure, adrenaline filled fun. Whether you like quick bursts of action or want to dive deep with hours of gameplay, Icebreaker Hockey is for you!----------ALSO BY NATURALMOTION GAMESBackbreaker 2, JENGA, Backbreaker Football – Out now on the App Store!FOLLOW USTwitter: @nmgames Facebook: Expand
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  1. Jul 25, 2011
    Loads of fun. [Sept 2011, p.93]
  2. Jun 15, 2011
    I wish someone would figure a way to make a truly great full fledged hockey game for mobile, but for now this will hold many of us hockey fans over. If you like hockey (of the ice variety), then I would advise checking this game out.
  3. Jun 3, 2011
    Despite a change of setting, Icebreaker Hockey fails to step out of the comfort zone of its predecessors; this is disappointing for a sport famous for its hard hits.
  4. Jul 5, 2011
    It's a casual, easy to pick up and play hockey game that has a surprising amount of depth and skill hidden inside of it for those willing to give it the time.
  5. Jun 7, 2011
    Icebreaker Hockey will knock you on your butt, but you'll get right back up and keep playing.
  6. Jun 17, 2011
    Follows the footsteps of both Backbreaker Football and Backbreaker Football II with a fun and addictive gameplay, great animations, and great character models. The UI and other graphical elements do need some work, and the GameCenter needs a bit of fixing up to do.
  7. Jun 15, 2011
    It's certainly one of the best looking sports games on iOS and well worth investing some time in. I only wish NaturalMotion would work on providing a full match version of the sport with proper team against team play.

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