Roller hockey, inline hockey, skater hockey, and street hockey. some considered these variation, the flashy and extreme sports cousin alternative of hockey, one that plays with a ball, played on rollerskates mostly inlines, sometimes played indoors rinks and facilities and outdoors where there is space to fit in a rink, sometimes have unique uniform designs then solid color or solid white unis, also can have rule difference but still play like its hockey counterpart. If people consider Ice hockey (mainly the nhl) was considered the WWE on ice then roller hockey would be its ECW or AEW on roller-skates counterpart (with street hockey being backyard).
in video games, there is 54 ice hockey video game titles as of today. So why hasn't roller hockey had a game? well there are some here starting with RHI Roller Hockey '95 on the SNES
This game was created by Radical Entertainment's and was officially licensed by Roller Hockey International with use of its teams and players of the 1995 season, RHI Roller Hockey '95 was cancelled and never released, despite that it was in a near finished state, it was pretty much a reskinned version of Radical's Brett Hull Hockey games.
Then pigging backing along in the year 1995 and snes roller hockey games is GTE infamous attempt at a roller hockey: Street Hockey'95 for the snes
So how can a street roller hockey game with a no-holds barred rules gameplay of NBA jam (or NHL open ice or hit the ice) mixed WWF Wrestlemania, streetwise lingo and trash talking roller hockey players with different designs, unique urban hockey rinks with ramps and obstacles and hazards, and 5 game modes with different scoring and handicap have a infamous rep? Some people say its the 90s cheesiness of the games presentation or others say its the box cover art, but I think we can evaluate any game in a vacuum regardless of its presentation and cover, However the justification lies in the jerky player movements and slow reactions as its issues.
Speaking of street hockey did you know the uk over seas used to call roller hockey inline hockey, skater hockey, or even street hockey in certain years back in the day?
Infact, the sport was popular in Britain during those years, the had a televised street Hockey Nationals games of the week on Channel 4, featured in commercials and tv shows like blue peter and you bet, and documentary that cover sport. but also in 1990 had its own licensed game on the amiga
The execution is a convoluted result, while game seem to have some sort of rpg and management element to it, the hockey gameplay take place with 2d sprite players and a 3d playing field, that is primitive compared to another infamous hockey title that came out of 1993, NHL Stanley Cup on the snes which used SNES's Mode 7 hardware. on top of that the game backdropped in the American city of New York rather then Britain just makes Gonzo Games feel incredibly out of touch with the BSHA and miss certain details of uk street hockey.
These are the only roller hockey video games i know of, i leave out MMO roller hockey games because that was talked about in a previous forum and also left out Backyard hockey and NHL hitz pro that have roller or street hockey modes, they are simply modes not necessary full blown standalone games. and with how niche the market is on the variation of roller hockey, there won't be a video game of roller hockey for a while.