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THE BEST APPS TO KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED TILL HOCKEY SEASON

It might not be that far off but in spite of the fact that the commencement of a new ice hockey season is only a couple of months away for those avid hockey fans out there it may just well be a little too far away. Thankfully there are plenty of hockey-esque elements of entertainment that will keep you occupied with all things ice-hockey related during this frustrating down time, and here’s a few of the best.

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SLAPSHOT FRENZY

This addictive little gaming app from Skyworks will certainly help fill the void during those down months but we think you’ll most likely continue playing well into the season. Enjoy your mini virtual hockey experience for hours on end with ‘Slapshot Frenzy’ and even take time out in the Free Skate Mode which gives you the chance to hit shot after shot over a two minute period so you can perfect your puck placement.

STICKMAN ICE HOCKEY

For iOS and Android owners you can now enjoy the magnificent game of ice hockey in all its glory thanks to a line-up of willing stickmen. This madcap effort from Djinnworks is another well crafted and addictive app that pits together two teams of fleshless players keen to skate and slapshot their way to victory. There are plenty of options and settings to help mix-up the experience but thanks to its incredibly slick and smooth gameplay you’ll soon find your ideal setup to enjoy all the crazy action on show.

CHOP CHOP HOCKEY

If you like your arcade hockey action frantic then you will not be disappointed by Gamerizon’s ‘Chop Chop Hockey’. Sadly there isn’t much to be seen of the classic on ice bouts and punch-ups we’ve all come to love. Instead the blood and sweat is replaced with more cartoonish action but thankfully the bone-crushing whacks and thwacks are still there to enjoy.

ICE RAGE: HOCKEY

There aren’t many games out there that can compete with the best hockey slot at Europalace but developers Mountain Sheep have managed to get just the right balance of real-world hockey violence and translate it successfully into this exciting yet brutal animated gaming app. This 8-bit arcade game is great to play on the iPad and you can even select from an impressive array of various characters each with their own strengths and weaknesses on the ice.

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