Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
■ Sega ■ £24.99
An ice hockey simulation, obviously enough, for one or two players entering an exhibition match or league. Your team and manager are chosen from a list of 24 countries and... er, that's all, really.
The sprites are small and a bit blocky, and the pitch is dull — well, white for ice, black for pitch markings, what more do you need? Animation's okay and hockey players move with realistic inertia. As 'consolised' team games go, Slap Shot is pretty good; it hardly overwhelms you with payability and wimpy graphics score against it, but it battles through to be a commendable game of hockey. Best for those who like a quick bully off.
Machine rating: 77%