HeroCraft's Ice Rage: Hockey available for free on the Amazon Appstore today!

By Bla1ze on 19 Jul 2014 12:51 pm EDT
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Although I'm not much of a sports fan, I do oddly enough enjoy playing a lot of sports video games, especially hockey games. I've been playing them since NHL 95' arrived back on the Super NES and Sega Genesis all those many years ago. Earlier today, StuBurke8 let me know that HeroCraft's awesome Ice Rage: Hockey was available on the Amazon Appstore for free so I decided to give it a go and it's pretty awesome.

Ice Rage brings ice hockey into the 21st century, whilst paying tribute to 1984's Hat Trick. Players face off across a ice rink, in a hockey duel – one player and one keeper one each side. Play is rapid and rough, with players spending as much time eating the ice as on their feet. There are three different single player modes (Tournament, Quick Match and Deathmatch) and a single-device multiplayer.

There are also tons of unique characters to choose from such as lightning fast Antero or heavy-hitting Enviro-Bear. Team them up with crazy goalies like Santa and you're sure to get the upper hand. Superb animation and charismatic characters make this a game you won't forget in a hurry. We dare you to take on the championship or challenge your friend in the most intense single-device multiplayer you've ever experienced.

Playing Ice Rage is easy enough, there's only really two buttons to choose from. One to make your player move and one to shoot the puck. The longer you hold down the one to shoot the puck, the harder of a shot you take. Plus, you can direct it to wherever you want it to go. It's pretty precise and you can quickly dump the puck in with little effort.

Of course, you can always adjust the difficulty as well from easy, medium and hard if you're looking to really get into it. I gave it a go on my Z30, which played it great as well as my Z10. Q-Series devices, your milage may vary as it is more suited for bigger displays. Give it a go and let us know what you think. For the grand total of free, it's a great game in my opinion.

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HeroCraft's Ice Rage: Hockey available for free on the Amazon Appstore today!

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Imagine playing a game on 1:1 screen like the passport. All the apps are built for 16:9 aspect ratio

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Hopefully because the screen is so huge it can cut off some of the borders and simulate a 16:9 ratio

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Android allows for external game pads, and there are a few apps that let you map on-screen virtual buttons to such game pads. It'd be cool if BlackBerry developed an intermediary "driver/API" for the touch sensitive physical keyboard, that would similarly allow you to map tactile portions of the keyboard and physical key presses to the on-screen buttons/joysticks.

This would let you use half of the keyboard as a joystick (touch sensitive), and keys on the other side as "A" "B" buttons.

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Not only did this game not work on my z10 (stuck on splash screen), it also managed to crash the whole android runtime where nothing would work until I un installed it.
Good to see android apps working well.

thanks android thanks blackberry thanks James thanks obama

Yeah. It takes a while to load. Just sit and wait. It's a fun game when you get it going. And it runs very well.

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It was tested on a Z30 and Z10 on the latest official OS, so it certainly works. Initial run is slow, but after that it's fine.

BlackBerry really needs a setting that somehow stops gestures during play of certain games.
This game even warns about disabling gestures. Guess that is an available Android feature?

@Bacon yes I have that problem while playing pac-man on my Q10, swipe up minimizes app randomly, it's very frustrating as I'm trying to beat my high score.

 BlackBerry Q10  Keep The Faith 

Here is a question since I un installed it from the device manager when I go back to it in amazon store it still believes the app is on my phone even after a sync and the only option I now have is open even though it doesn't exist.

Any suggestions?

Open the Amazon app, hit the menu button at the top left, scroll down to Library > My Apps > Cloud, it should be there, just like BlackBerry World's Available tab you'll find your deleted apps there.

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This doesn't work. Even if I hold down on the app and say yes to unin stall it still thinks the app is installed on the z10 and only gives me the open option.

I think I've found a bug?

Another question...
Something I don't understand about Amazon App Store and the "Free App of the Day":

Now that Ice Rage is no longer featured, if I search for it, there is a free and a $1 paid version.

What did you guys that checked early enough get:
The FREE version
or
the PAID version for free?

If you got the paid version for free, it's now part of your Amazon account and you'd always be able to re-download again...

Anyone knows which version was / is usually offered @ "Free App of the Day?

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Free App of the Day is always a paid app offered for free that day. A few weeks ago I nabbed Virtua Tennis Challenge for free, but it's normally a $4.99 app.

Yesterday, the free Ice Rage app was the paid version, but free.

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Works great. Yes the splash screen is probably a 2 minutes wait but once in game it's addicting. I think i almost broke my screen pressing so hard on controls lol.

Still rockin my PlayBook and a Z30

Works fine on my Q10, not squished or stretched. Controls are kinda small on the little screen, but it's completely playable and lots of fun!

Don't know how to add a screenshot :(

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Just make sure and read the reviews that detail all of the additional ad-ware, mal-ware and analytics that are also installed and the excessive permissions it requires for what should be a pretty basic game.

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Won't install on my Z10 running 10.3.0.296/442...says "unable to install this app"

Crackberry Genius on Verizon STL100-4 10.3.0.296/442

Works perfectly on my Sexy Q10
Just needs about a minute to load, but after that it's ok
Enjoy the Q....

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Why do all android apps need my pin, my contacts, my files, my everything to run? Doesn't that seem strange to people? Who actually buys into this? Are you living the life or are you living the lie!

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Fun game. Works just fine on my Z10. As mentioned, the initial loading time is not quick giving the impression that something has gone awry.

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