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Ice Rage: Hockey, a smashing Windows Phone game full of body checks

Ice Rage: Hockey

Ice Rage: Hockey is a relatively new game for Windows Phone 8 that puts you on the ice for a two-on-two hockey shoot-outl. The keeper is controlled automatically and you control the player to out-score and flatten your opponent on the ice or smash them into the glass.

While you can knock your opponent around a good bit, with Ice Rage: Hockey you do have to score a few hockey goals to win. Unlike another recent hockey game released in the Windows Phone Store, Hockey Fight.

Ice Rage: Hockey has been well received over on the Android platform and in playing the game for a short time, it should do well on the Windows Phone 8 platform.

Ice Rage: Hockey Modes

Ice Rage: Hockey has three single player gaming modes (Quick Match, Tournament and Rage-off) as well as two multiplayer modes (Quick Match and Rage-off). The multi-player mode can get a little cramped in that you are playing at the same time, from the same device. The game is full of charismatic characters to choose from that include an Enviro-Bear, Santa, a Zombie looking creature and a Lumberjack.

Graphics and animations are well done, game play comes across as challenging and overall, Ice Rage: Hockey comes across as an entertaining gaming title for Windows Phone 8. There is a trial version available with the full version running $1.99. Ice Rage: Hockey does have a few in-app purchases to unlock characters as well.

We'll take Ice Rage: Hockey out for a test drive over the next few days and in the meantime, you can check the Windows Phone game through the following Store link.

  • Ice Rage: Hockey - Windows Phone 8 - trial version/$1.99 - Store Link

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Thanks, Dadstar0410, for the tip!

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Ice Rage: Hockey, a smashing Windows Phone game full of body checks

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No Xbox, No Buy! #SaveXboxWP
I happily purchase apps, but I want HIGH quality Xbox games. Non Xbox games should be listed as indie, like on Xbox360, and put Xbox games more in the spotlight. And the certification HAVE to get easier for WP games to get back to the attractive feature. Xbox games brought me to the platform at launch, not when Swedish was finally supported (WP7.5), but the Xbox integration has degraded so fast its almost useless at the moment.

Maybe I do, but great games deserve the Xbox certification. And I'm all in for free non-xbox games, but I wont pay for a non-xbox game. Not that I don't respect the developer, but every game developer should complain to Microsoft about the Xbox certification. There are some AWESOME non-Xbox titles that I've purchased (TeeDee, ARMORED! and a few more), but all of them deserves the Xbox branding. They're well made, high quality and entertaining. I would prefer if the non-Xbox games were using ads with an IAP to remove them. I've spent a lot, probably above the average user, on apps and games (~$500-$1000, maybe even more) during the past years, mostly on apps thou. Even great apps I rarely use, just because I think the developer deserves it. But when it comes to games, the developers have to make a choice as well. If they released all non-Xbox titles free, MS wouldn't make money from purchases, only Xbox branded games, which hopefully would make them understand that the Xbox branding is what's expected on an Xbox/Windows device. Still only my opinion thou.

There's a petition somewhere to demand a NHL gamecenter app. I want it so bad lol. Side note: The blackhawks should have won against LA Sunday. Damn it.

Bought this game on my Nexus 5 from the Amazon Appstore with some free coins. Glad to see it's on Windows Phone also.

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I would have love to see this as a Universal app!! with xbox 360 controls and online play. Once we see DEVs take advantage of this will be when the ecosystem really moving in the right direction.

Bought this and have been playing it alot. But today it crashed and ever since, it will not start up again. It just exits before it's done loading the game. I've tried rebooting, but no luck. Will try reinstalling. Anyone else been through this?