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Instruction Booklet - Sports Series
Thank you for selecting the Nintendo Entertainment System Ice Hockey Pak.
Object of the game/game description
Ice hockey is hard hitting, fast-action competition. Each team tries to put
the puck into its opponent's goal. A game consists of three periods, and the
team with the most points at the end of the game wins. When the score is tied
at the end of the three periods, the game is decided with penalty shots. If
the score is still tied following the penalty shots, the game goes into over-
time without goalkeepers.
At the start of the game, and at the start of each period, one player from
each team goes to the center of the rink for a "face-off". From there on out,
it's non-stop mayhem on the ice, a battle to the end. Will you be the
Please read this instruction booklet to ensure proper handling of your new
game, and then save this booklet for future reference.
Press the Start button during the demonstration to display the game menu. Then
use the control pad or the Select button to select a 1 player game (you
against the computer) or a 2 player game, and press the Start button to begin.
Use the control pad to choose from the following six countries for your team
and your opponent's team: USA (United States), SWE (Sweden), POL (Poland),
CAN (Canada), URS (Soviet Union), TCH (Czechoslovakia).
1 Player Game (1): Your team (2): Opponent's team (computer's team)
2 Player Game (2): 1st player (2): 2nd player
Use the control pad to select the game speed, from 1 to 5, with 1 being the
slowest and 5 the fastest.
Use the control pad to select the time for each period of play, from 7, 10,
or 15 minutes.
After selecting the team, speed, and time, press the Start button.
Here, you pick your team's formation by selecting the physical features of
your four players. Each time you press the A button, the physical features
change for the player with the flashing number. Use the control pad to move
the cursor from player to player. Thin players, ordinary players, and stocky
players each have their own playing traits. Think carefully about the team
formation you want.
Thin guy Average guy Fat guy
Sticking Fast Average Slow
Shot strength Weak Average Dynamite
Checking Feeble Average Strong
Face-off Good Average Poor
Once you've decided on your team's formation, move the cursor to the End mark
and press the A button. After your opponent does the same and also presses the
A button at the lighted End mark, play begins.
How to play
Select the formation you want for each face-off. Players 1 and 3 specialize
mainly in defense, and players 2 and 4 specialize in offense.
Player 1 moves to the center spot to take the face off.
You can exchange players 2 and 4 by pressing the control pad up or down, and
players 1 and 3 by pressing the control pad left or right. When play begins,
the players that are flashing can be controlled directly.
If you wish to interrupt play in the middle of a game, press the Start button.
Press the Start button again when you wish to continue the game.
Control Pad: Player movements and direction of passes and shots
B Button: Shooting (shooting strength determined by length of time pressed)
A Button: Passes and puck battles
Control Pad: Player and goalkeeper movements
B Button: Changing movable flashing players (switching to the player nearest
A Button: Attacking (body checking) and puck battles
B button playing techniques
Shoot by pressing and holding the B button for a period of time, the releasing
it. The shot speed varies according to the length of time the button is held.
When the B button is quickly and lightly pressed, the player takes a shooting
pose but does not shoot.
This lets you change the flashing player (the movable player) to one nearest
When the B button is pressed continuously, the players gather in front of the
goal to strengthen defense.
Rules of the ice
Icing the Puck
When one team shoots the puck from the position behind the blue centerline
past the opposing team's goal line and and opposing player other than the
goalkeeper is the first one to touch it, the play is interrupted and "Icing"
is called. The puck is then returned to the defending zone of the team res-
ponsible for the Icing for a face-off. Icing is not called when the puck goes
straight across the goal crease or when the opposing team has lost players
due to penalties and thus has fewer players than the other team.
Moving from the Fight Mode to a Power Play
Players battle for the puck by repeatedly pressing the A button. If the battle
takes too long, though, the surrounding players crowd in and start fighting.
When this happens, a player from one of the teams is given a penalty and put
in the penalty box for a set period of time. An attack by the team with more
players is then called a power play. Please note, though, that whereas press-
ing the A button repeatedly makes it easier to capture the puck and also makes
it more difficult to be penalized, the team that starts the puck battle is
more frequently subject to unfavorable referee decisions.
Selecting Your Opponent's Team Formation
If you defeat all of the challenging countries at speed 5, you are given the
ability to change the members of your opponent's team on the Line Up screen.
Perfect Your Flip-shooting!
When you've stored up enough power with the B button, you'll be ready to flip-
shoot. This technique lets you "flip" pucks right through the sticks of