Update 8 of Ice Rage, which actually bumps the game to version 3.2, delivers two new major features: one-button gameplay and single-player rage-off mode.
Every time you begin a match in whichever mode in the new version of Ice Rage, you get to choose between the normal two-button or the new one-button control method.
One-button gameplay simply combines the separate joystick and action button into a two-in-one button that’s truly handy. How’s that for single-handed hockey action?
I’m still getting used to playing Ice Rage with just one hand and one button. But so far, the experience is hard-hitting and smooth.
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There seems to be no way, though, to relocate the single button from its default position at the right side of the screen to the left. So, left-handed players might have to wait for a future update to bring a left-handed one-button gameplay option.
The new version of Ice Rage also introduces single-player rage-off mode. Now you don’t need an actual friend (or foe) to play against in rage-off mode. You can just call upon the rage-off mode’s much improved AI for that purpose.
Optimized with 3-D Retina graphics for both iPhone and iPad, Ice Rage is available in the App Store for only $0.99.
The latest version of Ice Rage also includes iOS 6 compatibility. Furthermore, it sports a new lumberjack icon, in honor of the game’s newest guest character, Bold Canadian Lumberjack.