October 19, 2011

Footage of Cancelled NES Hockey RPG "Hit the Ice" - Video Game Sportsplosion

Recently, I've been playing a leaked prototype of the never released (and somewhat bizarre) hockey RPG, "Hit the Ice." While the game was a successful arcade and SNES title, neither of those versions of the game came close to the ambition of the planned NES port, which includes a Quest Mode that basically mashes up Ice Hockey and Dragon Warrior. It's clearly not finished, and there's honestly not a lot to do in this quest map, but it exists, and it's pretty interesting. Stay tuned for a full video review in the future, but in the meantime, here's some raw footage of Quest Mode, including three or four short hockey matches that pop up as random encounters in-game.