Lost In Translation/Hit the Ice - The Video Hockey League

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Hit the Ice
The Video Hockey League
Hit the Ice marquee.
No screen shot.
Hit the Ice control panel.
Manufacturer Williams
Released 1990
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2203 (@ 3.000 MHz)
(2x) OKI6295 (@ 1.056 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 8 ROMs
1,638,400 bytes (1.56 MiB)
MAME ID hitice

About The Game

Hit the Ice - The Video Hockey League is an ice hockey-based arcade video game.

Welcome to no holds barred hockey brought to you by the Video Hockey League. It's the Reds versus the Blues, the VHL's biggest rivalry.

The same hockey rules apply, pass the puck around around the ice rink and shoot it past the opposite goalie to score. You can also check your opponent just like real hockey, only each character has their own bone-crushing way of checking, each with maximum impact and zero tolerance for your well-being. Players can also start fights with one another to really spice things up.

For an additional credit, players can purchase a 'power drink' that will make them 'Skate Faster and Shoot Harder' at the start of the period for one minute.

Now get to the action and DROP THAT PUCK!


Released in December 1990.

An Hit the Ice unit appears in the 1991 movie 'Terminator 2 - Judgment Day'.


The US version has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen.

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Mega Drive (1990)
NEC PC-Engine (1991)
NEC TurboGrafx 16 (1991)
Nintendo Super Famicom (1993)

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.