Slap Shot is an ice hockey game released by Sega in 1990 for their Sega Master System. This game has nothing to do with the 1977 Hollywood film Slap Shot; dealing with international ice hockey teams instead of American minor league ice hockey teams.
Slap Shot's game play is very similar to hockey games that came out in the 1980s; mainly NES's Ice Hockey and Konami's Blades of Steel. This game allows the option of choosing to play an exhibition match or in a tournament.
Slap Shot has over 24 different teams (but like NES's Ice Hockey the teams are country based) and are split in to three pools. The three pools have different levels (Pool A being the hardest, Pool B being Normal, and Pool C being easiest). Pool A has Canada, America, USSR (now Russia), Poland, West Germany (as the game was made before Germany was re-unified), Sweden, Czechoslovak and Finland. Pool B has Norway, Italy, France, Switzerland, East Germany (same as West Germany), Austria, Japan and Denmark. Pool C has Holland, Yugoslavia, China, Hungary, Bulgaria, North Korea, Korea and Australia. When the player has picked what pool to play in they can't select a team from a different pool.
Slap Shot's visuals are very similar to NES's Ice Hockey (by using the same rink and the players are very very similar to that of Konami's Blades of Steel). However, Slap Shot brought something new to the table that those games did not which it the "Shot Cam Replay" which was only seen in a hockey game call Face Off! for the DOS back in 1988. But other than that, Slap Shot is a clone of Blades of Steel and Ice Hockey.