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Family Glide Hockey Coming To WiiWare

Posted by Corbie Dillard

Aksys Games has announced yet another unique sports title they have coming to the WiiWare service as the follow-up to their first WiiWare offering Family Table Tennis. Family Glide Hockey brings all the fun of air hockey to WiiWare complete with 4 player action and a wealth of engaging mini-games.

Below is the official press release from Aksys Games regarding the announcement, as well as a few key features the game has to offer.

Torrance, CA (November 6, 2008) - Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment software, is pleased to announce for the holidays, Family Glide Hockey exclusively for WiiWare™! Developed by ARC SYSTEM WORKS, creators of the Guilty Gear series and Family Table Tennis, players will once again enjoy another American pastime with friends and family in some white knuckle action of Family Glide Hockey! Family Glide Hockey sports appealing cel-shaded graphics and endearing music, on top of the friendly competitive match-ups. Choose between single player mode, versus mode (up to 4 players can play), or challenge your skill in engaging mini-games.

“As a fan of air hockey myself, this is a great alternative to play at home with family and friends”, states Frank deWindt II, Project Lead, Aksys Games. “I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we have here. It’s all the fun minus all the quarters!”

Key Features:

· Fun for the Whole Family! Choose between four different family members! There’s Billy (son), Sarah (daughter), Mommy, and Daddy!

· You’ve Got The Touch! Devastate your opponent and unleash the power of the Fire Shot or Trick Shot for the win!

· Choose Your Battleground! Pick among 5 unique locations to have a friendly match of glide hockey. Choose between the gymnasium, forest park, beach, amusement park, and even an arctic aquarium!

· Exciting Mini Games! Try your wits against Glide Hockey Brawl, Glide Hockey Drill, and Glide Hockey Tracer!

Family Glide Hockey has not been rated by the ESRB. For more information about Aksys Games and Family Glide Hockey can be found at

We'll have more information on Family Glide Hockey as it becomes available as well as a full review when the title hits the WiiWare service.

Update: Check out a video of the gameplay in action...

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User Comments (17)



Most-Excellent said:

Oh look its a first... an air hockey game!

I bet like Family Table Tennis; this will be 500 points as well, and have a very low medicore score, like a 5 or below!



WiiMan192 said:

Air Hockey...

@ Most-Excellent!
Totally agree with you there. This one looks like one that would appeal to some, but not to others



blackknight77 said:

"This one looks like one that would appeal to some, but not to others "

I think it will appeal to others but not some.

Anyway I think this might be cool if they get the controls perfect



Starwolf_UK said:

4 Player. Wii Play only supports 2. Also this has different stages some with obsticles and those stupid power moves. All that said the Wii Play version is probably going to turn out better

Wait, why am I even caring? It's Arc System works who for whatever reason won't release their games in Europe. Shame, as their 500 Wii Point games would do well here.



PALgamer said:

The only one I would remotely care about is their track cars game (no slots )



Ricardo91 said:

YES! An Air Hockey game for Wiiware! I love Air Hockey! Will buy if it's cheap, and doesn't suck like FTT.



Wiiloveit said:

I'm awfully meh about this. I think they should just remake the original pong, with four player (co-op or versus) and an online mode, but no updated graphics. Now that would be awesome.



MrPoo6321 said:


The Pong(-ish) re-make that's on the Wii Play disc, is probable my favorite adaptation of pong that I've seen before. (Although the flash game '3-D Pong' was pretty awesome too.)



Wiiloveit said:

@MrPoo6321: I found the controls on that version were often a bit dodgy. If there was a version with just vertical movement, then that would be a nice touch.

I think Ninty should go and release all the Wii Play titles seperately though, at about 500 points a pop (maybe with a couple of extra bits and bobs here and there). This will be a good way to rip-off those who can't buy the full game in the first place (which can be found cheaper than a seperate remote on the interwebs), or those who only want a bit of fishing. They could even add DLC, letting players get a second mini game for about 300 points.
I smell teh monies for Nintendo.

Oh, and back to the article: I read the dev's name as Askys (ass-kiss) instead of Aksys at first. Oops.



Objection said:

Wii PLay was sufficient enough to cover this base. For the love of all that is holy, though, I hope you can turn off the "Yah!" voices.



Twilight_Crow said:

FTT wasn't that bad, is just not controlled as you would imagine, I wonder if this one will be like that too?



Big_Sexy said:

4 player Air hockey, eh? This sounds interesting...

That would be fantastic. I love the tank game in Wii Play, but it's the only game in it I enjoy. I already have two Wiimotes and have need for no more, and $40 for a single minigame is waaaaaay more than I want to spend, considering I can pick up used full games for a quarter of that price.

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