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Blades of Steel (Game Boy)

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Title Screen

Blades of Steel

Also known as: Konamic Ice Hockey (JP)
Developer: Konami
Publishers: Ultra Games (US), Palcom Software (EU), Konami (JP)
Platform: Game Boy
Released in JP: November 27, 1992
Released in US: August 1991
Released in EU: 1991

DevMessageIcon.png This game has a hidden developer message.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

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Sound Test

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At the license screen, before the title screen appears, press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, B, A.

Use Up / Down to scroll the list itself up or down, press A to select the music and play, or B to stop. Press Start to return back to the title screen.

Secret Developer Messages

There are a couple of secret messages hidden in the staff screens at the game's ending. You must enter a particular button combination or sequence on the corresponding staff screen to reveal its message. Some screens have more than one message.

Co-programmer Messages

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Press Up, A, Right, A, Down, A, Left, A on the Co-programmer's name screen to change the text to "HELLO!! I LOVE ??? FROM .....". Press A one more time before this message disappears, and it will be replaced by a heart comprised of dots.

Character Designer Message

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Hold B and press A at the Character Designer screen to enable a single message - "NEVER GIVE UP".

Special Thanks Messages

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At the second Special Thanks screen, press A once to display an extra name at the bottom. Pressing A two more times will replace that name with another one, up to 12 presses.

In order, the names are "H.HATANAKA", "H.UEDA", "T.HAGIHARA", "N.KODAMA", "M.ITO", "R.GOTOU", and "AND YOU!!".

Regional Differences

Title Screen

Blades of Steel was called Konamic Ice Hockey in Japan. Surprisingly, the American and European versions of the game were released before the Japanese version.

US/Europe Japan
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