Oct 5, 2012
I for one am waiting for this hockey lockout to be done with. I have my fantasy hockey team all ready to go and what happens? That’s right, not one hockey game in sight. To help all of us get over the hockey withdrawal, here are a few hockey games for Android. While it’s not the same as watching real-life people skate, at this point I’ll take any hockey I can get.
Hockey Nations: Shoot-out
Hockey Nations: Shoot-out is nothing but one of the most exciting parts of the game, the shoot out. After all of the regulation time is finished and the game is a draw, let the best shooters and goaltenders have at it.
Hockey Fight Lite
Some sports have somewhat rare occurrences. NASCAR has crashes, Basketball has shattered backboards and hockey has fights. Hockey Fight Lite is a game with nothing but hockey fights. Almost every team has a brawler. A guy who’s sole job is to be overly aggressive and rack up the penalty minutes. This boxing on ice game is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Ice Hockey – One Timer (Free)
Shooting the puck is much harder than it looks. Using a curved stick hitting the small goal with a hard piece of rubber at the speeds and accuracy these guys do is amazing. The”One Timer” is all about timing and lots and lots of practice. Ice Hockey – One Timer is nothing but a game filled with attempts at shooting a moving puck. Different ratings for how good the timing accuracy of the shot is. I’d probably keep the volume down though the music isn’t that great.
Hockey MVP gives the option to control the shooter or the goalie. It’s a full-fledged hockey game with the choice of 8 national teams (FIN, SWE, RUS, CAN, USA, GER, CZE, NOR) available for play. The controls are mostly tilting the phone in the direction of the shots or to move the player. Tapping the screen will shoot or save. Hockey MVP is going to be the most realistic full game on the list.
Big Win Hockey
Big Win Hockey adds a cartoon character look to the full hockey game. This is not just a shootout or fighting game, it’s just like the real thing with cartoon characters. Create teams and modify players to make the ultimate hockey team. Make the an unstoppable team by upgrading players. The announcer is pretty decent and overhead view makes it easy to see all of the action.