Number of Players
Release Date


  • US Mar 1988
  • EU 15th Apr 1988

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 11th Dec 2006, 500 points
  • EU 29th Dec 2006, 500 points
  • JP 2nd Dec 2006, 500 points

Wii U eShop

  • EU 20th Feb 2014, £3.49
  • US 20th Feb 2014, $4.99

Nintendo Switch Online (Subscription)

  • Available Now
Controller Support


  • Review Ice Hockey (Wii U eShop / NES)

    Not that cool any more

    Nintendo released a number of sports titles in the NES era, a reflection of a simpler time when having a fancy home console was enough of a novelty that a game simply called Ice Hockey would seem like an awesome prospect. You like Ice Hockey? You've got Nintendo? Get Ice Hockey, which is Ice Hockey on your Nintendo! That...

  • Review Ice Hockey (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

    Ice to see you again

    The earlier titles in the NES sports series are probably not remembered by many for being great games, but Nintendo’s Ice Hockey — a latecomer to the series in 1988 — certainly bucks that trend. It is fondly remembered as a semi-faithful translation of the sport which was fiendishly addictive to play and hard to put down...

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About The Game

Prepare to face-off for one of the most faithful sports simulations on the NES.

Ice Hockey offers straightforward fun to just jump in and play, either solo or against a friend, yet also requires tactical skills for players who want to fine-tune their team. You can customise each squad member, selecting from three different body types, affecting their offence and defence. Leaner players are faster and better in a face-off, while heavier players have stronger body checks and shooting skills.