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  • Summary: Relive the golden age of arcade sports gaming with Super Blood Hockey — A violent homage to classic 8-bit and 16-bit ice hockey games. Now featuring the Franchise Mode update.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. May 2, 2019
    83
    Super Blood Hockey plays very much like those classic arcade hockey games, and the Switch’s library is all the stronger for it. I would have liked to see more online options than just leaderboards, and the fights could use a little fine-tuning, but it’s hard to really gripe about these things when the game is this much fun to play. With tons of options to keep players coming back and a biting sense of humor, Super Blood Hockey is Switch’s first great hockey game.
  2. May 22, 2019
    75
    Super Blood Hockey varies away from traditional hockey games, though, it still is a ton of fun. It manages live up to it’s name as it is super bloody. The bloodiest hockey game I have ever played in fact. Luck for it the game has more to it than that, it is also really fun to play In some ways, the nontraditional gameplay allows for it to be more fun. There is some unexpected twists and turns along the way. Players wanting to get a fairly decent hockey title to play on the Switch should certainly check it out.
  3. May 13, 2019
    72
    I liked paying Super Blood Hockey, and it brought back nice nostalgic memories from the best of the NES days. It knows what worked about the old classics, and tries to make the experience new by adding its own ideas. The downside is that the gameplay was not deep enough to keep me addicted for too long. Yes, it makes a valiant try with Franchise Mode and Tournaments, and playing with your buds in local-multiplayer is super fun, but when the puck hits the ice, the core experience of actual hockey needs more to keep me interested long-term. But hey, until there is more selection of titles on the Switch, Super Blood Hockey is the only game in town and for that alone it deserves a look.
  4. 65
    A number of different modes, including a franchise campaign, challenges, and tournaments, provide a variety of play options, but ultimately the gameplay just isn’t all that compelling. As a silly multiplayer game that you’re looking to have some dumb fun with a group of friends, Super Blood Hockey succeeds. For a hockey experience worth sinking countless hours into, the wait continues.
  5. May 10, 2019
    60
    Super Blood Hockey is a simple game that will last one person a few hours before it gets too repetitive, but is great for playing against others. If you have someone to play it with locally, or you like taking advantage of the Switch's Joy-Con, it's worth picking up. If not, you'd probably need to be starved of hockey games for it to be essential.
  6. May 30, 2019
    42
    If you’re a Switch-owning hockey fan, and you were hoping that this game might fill the puck-shaped hole on Nintendo systems that’s existed ever since NHL 2K11 came out on the Wii…well, keep hoping, because this doesn’t do the trick. As it stands, you’re still better served with a Switch Online subscription and access to a 30-year-old Ice Hockey than by anything you’ll find here.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 27, 2019
    10
    Very fun simple hockey game to play with up to four players. The on ice violence is very satisfying while still requiring you to focus onVery fun simple hockey game to play with up to four players. The on ice violence is very satisfying while still requiring you to focus on actually trying to score goals. The campaign mode is more elaborate than you might expect from the look of the game. Leveling up players, managing costs, and dealing with injuries makes team management quite a interesting challenge. Plenty of excessive blood and absurd humour. You can even play the campaign games with up to 4 players which is a nice touch. Expand