Icebreaker Hockey is one of those games I've been looking forward to. Well, any sports game falls into that category and we could use another quality hockey game on Android. Warning: Icebreaker Hockey is NOT another quality hockey game.
First, I tried it on my tablet. After making the purchase, downloading the game, and launching it I was promptly greeted with a crash screen. For good measure I tried once more and was forced to go the route of the rapid refund as the new 15 minute rule doesn't give much time to play around and figure out any problems.
I then debated about getting it on the off chance it might work on my phone... as from what I read it works for some and doesn't for others. However, I decided to cheat before doing that and tried out the iPad version (which was a giveaway at some point).
Here's my big disappointment: I loved Backbreaker Football. It was properly advertised as a "return simulator". Icebreaker Hockey is the same game in a different dress. Instead of running... you're skating. Instead of spinning... well, you're still spinning. Your whole goal is to skate down the ice, avoid the defensemen with slick moves, and... ok... instead of running into the end zone you press a button to fire the puck into the net.
If you've got Backbreaker Football and aren't easily fooled then you'll recognize this as the same game. Furthermore, I don't feel that the marketing verbage makes it clear that this is NOT a hockey game. Disappointment to the nth degree.