While ice hockey is not the most followed sport in the world (by the numbers, that is), its fans are among the most devoted of all. As a recreational activity, ice hockey is not that easy to do individually since it needs ice to be played on - this makes it completely unsuitable for a summer sport. Yet there are ways in which hockey can be enjoyed even in the most torrid days - through a smartphone game.
Windsor - August 31, 2017 - While ice hockey is not the most followed sport in the world (by the numbers, that is), its fans are among the most devoted of all. As a recreational activity, ice hockey is not that easy to do individually since it needs ice to be played on - this makes it completely unsuitable for a summer sport. Yet there are ways in which hockey can be enjoyed even in the most torrid days - through a smartphone game. Let us introduce you to some of the best below.
Break Away - for simplicity
Break Away is not a hockey game but a hockey-inspired slot machine you can try at All Slots online casino. It is simple, easy to learn and use, and it comes with all the visual and audio elements that make it a game dedicated to the sport - the crowd cheering, the organ, and basically everything else that can make you feel like actually being rinkside. The atmosphere, as well as the big wins of the game, make it a popular one at the All Slots, especially through the All Slots Mobile, as it offers the ice hockey feeling for when there's no ice around to speak of.
Hockey Stars is one of the most entertaining ice hockey-related games on our list. It's a hockey simulator... sort of, as your players (and the opponent's players, too) look like hockey pucks with their respective flag painted on them. It's more like a table-hockey game, a bit similar to button soccer, where you hit the puck by pulling and releasing one of your "pucks". It is a turn-based game with multiplayer capabilities, with four arenas for its over 80 unlockable teams to clash.
NHL 2K Mobile
2K Games' sports games are known for having the best possible atmosphere - along with the highest-quality graphics and gameplay among all smartphone sports games ever released. Their NHL 2K game is not an exception - it is perhaps the most realistic ice hockey simulators ever released. Aside from allowing players to go out and hit some puck, the game also has a complex career-building side, along with fun side games like its fast-paced "Mini Rink", and its turn-based multiplayer penalty shootout range.
The game is free on iOS and Android, with the inevitable in-app purchases.
Hockey Fight Lite
Last but not least, let us take a look at a game that lets its players explore the aggressive side of ice hockey. While fighting is not allowed in ice hockey, it has become a tradition, a part of the game - and the part most outsiders know about. So much so that it has been turned into an individual fighting game - players get to fight each other on the ice with quite realistic visuals.
Single games, tournaments, and quick games are all part of the fun - players get to customize their fighter, take on the most dangerous hockey fighters of the world, and post their results in the game's global online leaderboard.