Face Off!

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This article is about the ice-hockey computer game. For other uses, see Face Off.
Face Off!
Faceoff goalcam.png
Developer(s) Mindspan Technologies
Publisher(s) GameStar
Platform(s) PC, Commodore 64
Release date(s) 1989
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution Floppy disk

Face Off! is an hockey game developed by Mindspan Technologies and published by GameStar on 1989. The game's features include not only the ability to play with your chosen hockey player, but also game plans, team maneuvers and management.


The game offers play with single player mode, two humans in cooperative mode or in versus mode. The player can control only one hockey player at a time, that can only be changed during interruptions of play. You can choose to play with 1, 3 or 5 players on each team.

The aspects that made this game famous were the change of camera angle if the hockey player shoots and it's close to goalkeeper, and the mini-fightgame scenario during the match that occurs sometimes when a player commits a foul on an opposite team's member.


Review scores
Publication Score
CU Amiga 59%[1]
Amiga Format 70%[2]

Stephen Bradley of Amiga Format called Face-Off "a competent, if uninspiring game of three periods".[2] David Slingsby of CU Amiga said, "Fans of the sport should stick with old Amiga fave, Blades of Steel, or buy a Megadrive and play EA's Ice Hockey game".[1]


  1. ^ a b Slingsby, David (November 1991). "Face-Off". CU Amiga. Pg. 103. 
  2. ^ a b Bradley, Stephen (September 1993). "Cheap 'n' Cheerful". Amiga Format (50). Pg. 88.