It’s that time of year, friends! The house is filled with greens and reds, the music channels all start dropping the Wham, Buble and Mariah, the fridge fills up with eggnog and we gorge ourselves on fruit mince pie. It’s such a special time of year!
We love the season at DDNet, and one of the best things about it is that it’s also the perfect time to catch up on some games. When you’re not juggling parties and gatherings, it’s a slower time for work and it’s easier to steal a bit of time on the side to play something new, or finally get through that game that you stalled on.
Each year at DDNet we run a “games of Christmas” list, that works just like an advent calendar. We count down to Christmas by sharing one game recommendation for the season each day. Crank up the Jingle Bells and get into the spirit of the season with these!
Day #15: Snow Bros. Special (Read our review here)
If you live north of the equator, then a white Christmas is a distinct possibility or, if not, at least a chilly Christmas. That’s not something we ever have to look forward to in Australia (though we’re having an incredible pre-Christmas cold snap this year), but we still get all the carols and movies that do the white Christmas deal, so we all learn to see the magic in it.
Anyway, Snow Bros. doesn’t take place at Christmas time, but it does involve snow and turning enemies into snowballs, so that’s pretty Christmassy in our books! The game is an update of a classic arcade game (and I’ve said on many occasions how much I loved the Game Boy version of that), and it’s a minor miracle that it happened at all, since the publisher has long been bankrupt. It’s like Santa himself gave it to us. Never turn down a miracle from Santa! Play this (and be sure to give the multiplayer a whirl – like all old arcade games, it’s gold!)