Super Bloody Hockey Review
Release date: June 4th, 2019
Developer: Digerati Distribution
Platforms: PSN, XBL, Steam, and Switch(Reviewed)
Price: $15 ($7 on PSN right now)
Super Bloody Hockey is a game which appears to be simple and it should appeal to anyone. The game scratches my need to play hockey video games and get into a few fights. The simple gameplay and game mode options make it fun but the game isn’t easy.
The game has a 8 teams and several modes, exhibition to local multiplayer and there is also a tournament mode up to seven players. The most interesting mode is the franchise which has gamers acquiring prison inmates who can die in the games, good luck rebuilding the team quickly. There is also a challenge mode which will unlock modifiers which can make the games even more odd. Some of these modifiers let players change hockey players weight, mess with the friction of the puck or other things like that.
The game is full of blood and pixel art. Fights and damaging players send some blood all over the ice. This can be turned up if you like. Controls are simple and 1 button engages fighting. I wish the fighting was more complicated, I wanted to brawl with the other team, a lot.
Fans of the game can pick the players on their teams. All of them have different stats concerning speed, weight, and accuracy. Heavier players are slower but do better in fights. Quicker players are more likely to score but are fragile. Players should split their team amongst different types, I tried to load my team with all heavier players and this was a disaster.
The controls and simple and anyone can pick up and play hockey. It should scratch an itch for a lot of gamers but the game is pretty hard and players should be prepared for a challenge. The game reminds of a 16 bit retro sports game along the lines of Mutant League Hockey where its an interesting twist on sport games.
Thanks to the publisher for getting a chance to review this fun game. Final score.
Easy to play
Classic 8bit graphics
Franchise mode is pretty tough