Get into your helmets and shinpads, peeps, 'cos a match that's gonna give a whole
new meaning to the cold war is about to begin. Yup, the US of A and the USSR are
about to take on one another on in the ice hockey challenge of the year. Da-daaa...
Hold it! Don't start trying to bully off right away. Pick the number of players,
team size (one-on-one or five-on-five) and the length of match first. Ready?
Right then - you're on a horizontally scrolling rink, you can try wrist
shots, slap shots, faceoff, drop passing, body and poke (oo-er) checking.
There are penalties for roughing and crosschecking, icing and offsides.
five-a-side game, you have the chance to switch between three different teams
of players (with different strengths and weaknesses) at any time. You always
control either the goalkeeper or one other player.
Got that? Right then, get mean, get lean, get out there and GET GOING.
Olympic - High speed, tough play.
Minor - Skaters slower, easier to score.
Junior - Easiest play.
1 ON 1 - Its just you and the other
center. If you get control
of the puck, then you'll
go one on one with the
goalie. (Note: you can't
control your own goalie.
He's on his own.)
5 ON 5 - Full team. You control the
center (he's in the darker
Single- For 1 player vs. computer.
Double- For 2 player game.
USA - Joyport #1.
USSR - Joyport #2.
There are three periods per game.
You choose the length of each period:
Continue- Takes you to the game.
Repeat - Takes you back to options.
While skating, press
Fire button and move joystick in
the direction you want to pass or
Skate toward the goal.
Center the joystick and then press
Fire to slap the puck.
When the referee drops the
puck, jam your joystick back and
forth as fast as you can to gain
control of the puck.
Lets you pass to a teammate
who is behind you. Hold Fire and
quickly push the joystick in the
opposite direction you're moving.
To receive a pass from
a player on your team, press Fire.
Cancel PassDEFENSIVE MOVES
To cancel a pass, center
joystick and release Fire.
Hold Fire down to thrash
an opponent. If you do enough body
checking, you might start a fight,
and get yourself a view of the
game from the penalty box.
Use this to steal the puck
or trip up your opponent. Click
Fire quickly and in rapid succes-
sion to poke.
Slide BlockPENALTY SITUATIONS
Great for sliding in
in front of a guy to try to steal
the puck. Position yourself in
front of your opponent, center the
joystick, and press Fire.
Roughing and Crosschecking:
Minutes Per Period
Penalty 2 8 20
CROSSCHECKING 1:00 1:00 2:00
ROUGHING 1:00 2:00 4:00
occurs when you shoot the puck
from one side of the rink to the
other without anybody touching it.
You'll face off in the offending
You have three lines of players that
you can use at any time. All that
skating and stick swinging fatigues
your players, so you'll want to switch
lines to give the players a rest. A
dot sits above the line that's
currently playing. As your players
tire, the line shrinks. When it's
about half way down, you should
consider switching lines. (Players
only fatigue in 5 on 5 games.)
occurs when your team has
the puck and you cross into the
attacking zone before the puck
does. You'll face off in the center
Line 1 consists of a well-rounded
bunch who are pretty good at every-
thing. Line 2 are pros at offensive
scoring, but are a little sloppy on
defense. Line 3 is strong on defense.
If you're up on points, you might want
to bring them in to protect your lead.
To toggle between the the USSR lines
(on the top left of your screen) press
C= (the Commodore key). To toggle the
three USA lines (top right) press the
Cursor UP/DOWN key.
H - Toggles Pause. If pause for
too long, the game goes back
to the beginning.
F5 - Aborts game or demo.
C= - Switches USSR line.
UP/DOWN - Switches USA line.
SPACE - Takes you out of the intro
and into the game.