Favorite Snow Levels In Gaming

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Retrology
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Favorite Snow Levels In Gaming

Postby Retrology » May 17th, 2017, 7:29 pm

It's summer you say? SCREW LOGIC. We're trying to cool down in these hot times, so what better way to do that than to present our favorite snow/ice levels in gaming?

Freezeezy Peak, Banjo Kazooie: The level has you doing slalom races not once, but twice, sledding 200 ft onto a polar bear just to wake him up and recover a jiggy piece, transforming into a walrus, and climbing up a giant Christmas tree. The epitome of a great snow level.

Chapter 7, Paper Mario: Penguin murder mystery, the Crystal Palace, and the music for Starborn Valley.

Ice Cap Zone, Sonic 3: Duh.

Cool Cool Mountain, Super Mario 64: Another duh.

Planet Freon, Ristar: The entire first half involves dodging a monkey goblin thing before slipping and sliding on platforms in the 2nd half, then finishing it off with an epic fight against a giant ice monster.

Snow Barrel Blast, Donkey Kong Country, Hard as hell without the shortcut, but also very memorable.

Ice Cavern, Ocarina of Time: It's short but provides lots of pleasure (that's what she said). The music is also beautiful.

Ice Palace, Link Between Worlds: I save this as the last dungeon before the final boss for a good reason.


Freezy Flake Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2: Ice and gravity were never so much fun before.

All of Snowflake Mountain, Diddy Kong Racing: If you need a racing game with festive holiday cheer, this is it, as all 4 levels of Snowflake Mountain are pure joy.

Dragon Cave, 1080 Snowboarding: All of the game is justifiable, but Dragon Cave is just insane.

Mount Mayhem, Beetle Adventure Racing: UFOs, hidden caverns, snowstorms, helicopters, ramps, etc. all while racing.

I don't know what it is about snow levels, but they're my favorite levels in games. I love the festive settings, the objectives and gameplay mechanics, and the change in music.

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Breaker
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Re: Favorite Snow Levels In Gaming

Postby Breaker » May 17th, 2017, 10:23 pm

Severnaya in Goldeneye. Both times!

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Re: Favorite Snow Levels In Gaming

Postby CaptainCruch » May 18th, 2017, 1:15 pm

Retrology wrote:Ice Cap Zone, Sonic 3: Duh.

Yes, that one! (But I also enjoy James Pond 2 and Cliffhanger snow stages...)

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Re: Favorite Snow Levels In Gaming

Postby MoarRipter » May 22nd, 2017, 4:07 pm

The snow stage in the NES version of TMNT2 The Arcade Game.

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Re: Favorite Snow Levels In Gaming

Postby mbd36 » May 22nd, 2017, 8:27 pm

Arctic Cavern in Battletoads.

The snow stage in Strider (arcade/Sega Genesis) has gorgeous scenery. I remember being blown away when I played the Genesis port when it came out.

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Re: Favorite Snow Levels In Gaming

Postby Herschie » May 22nd, 2017, 9:06 pm

The snow in Tecmo Super Bowl for the Super Nintendo. You can't beat that!


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