Ice Rage iPhone Gameplay Review –
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Ice Rage iPhone Gameplay Review –

August 15, 2019

An often ignored aspect of portable gaming
is the opportunity to involve other people directly in the game you’re playing. This
doesn’t always go smoothly and ‘multiplayer’ modes involving ‘passing’ the device can feel
incredibly clunky. As such, the iOS multi-touch feature created an opportunity for more than
one person to play a game at the same time and Mountain Sheep’s (Bike Baron, Death Rally,
Minigore) latest release Ice Rage tries to cash in on this style of play. At its core Ice Rage is a simple, retro-inspired
break down of ice hockey; a virtual stick guides your single player around the screen,
while a single button pulls the usual double time of tackling when not in possession of
the puck and shooting when you are. Depending on the difficulty level the opposing AI will
either move faster or slower, while the final hard mode puts you in control of your own
goalie as well. Extra difficulty comes from needing to move your mobile player up or down
to do the same with the goalie, making it hard to defend while trying to intercept. Much like Mountain Sheep’s other titles, Ice
Rage features the same polished visual charm that made them easy on the eyes. Variation
in the form of alternative players provides some novelty (especially thanks to the inclusion
of Envirobear and John Gore), but it’s hardly a showcase when you’re stuck with a zoomed
out perspective and only a few people on screen. This, sadly, is more of a necessity than anything
else as the multiplayer mode pits players head-to-head on the same device, adding the
‘second player’ controls to the top of the screen. It’s a clever way to kill time with
a friend, but playing on smaller iDevices can be awkward regardless of the screen-space
that’s visible. Ice Rage keeps things simple and while it’s
fun as a distraction, it’s quite literally ‘what you see is what you get’. If you’ve
been absolutely itching for a hockey-based time-killer, this is for you, otherwise it’s
best to find something more substantial.

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  1. The second I saw the characters, I yelled "MOUNTAIN SHEEP, YEAH!".
    But honestly, this game is very small. There should be a big disclaimer on the description in itunes "We promise, more is going to be added". If they don't add more, this game is going to be pointless.
    Apps need a $0.50 period right when the came out. But they came out, unfinished. That way the developers could get some extra monetary support to finish the game they wanted to make, not forced by lack of funds.

  2. this game is really annoying!!how does the blue guy take the puck from me from so far but i cant take it from him even when im in front of him!!

  3. guys here is the cheat on how to win: get the puck score, get the puck again go to the corner and look away. the enemi wont be able to take the puck and when the time runs out you will win! please thumbs up

  4. This game has so much potential, the game developers are really letting themselves down here… This game needs proper multiplay (online) and maybe some extra quirks likes power ups, just to bring the game alive more IMO

  5. Where you select the level you it says one button if its selected unselected and there you will have the analog sticks @Sneieric

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