Fight in the epic snowball battles you always wanted to be in
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 07 Jul 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Lots of upgrade paths, good sense of progression, engaging gameplay
Very limited content, aiming is off, suffers from ugly art design
Epic snowball fights were something I always thought was nothing but TV fantasy. And if my childhood is any indication, it still is just that. SuperSnowBattle for Android is a game that let me finally live out one of my oldest childhood fantasies, participating in a huge snowball fight. Unfortunately, this one is kind of one-sided.
When you start the game off it’s basically one against one. The mechanics of throwing a snowball are pretty simple. Tap and hold to charge up a throw. If you hold for a while then you’ll start to emit energy like some guy out of Dragon Ball Z and then you’ll launch your snowball which pretty much knocks out everyone except bosses when you’re on the same level.
Eventually levels get to the point that it’s you against a literal army and that’s when things get hectic. You drag your character around as you try to charge up a snowball and also try not to get hit. Players and enemies all have health bars and you obviously don’t want to have yours drop to zero.
After every game you earn cash which can be used to do several things. You can upgrade your characters stats, hire mercenaries to fight on your side, or unlock a couple of other characters as well. The idea of having mercenaries really excited me until I managed to unlock them. The first one I had died within the first few seconds and they literally stand in place taking pot shots until they’re dead. Not exactly useful.
SuperSnowBattle is fun for what it is but suffers from low production value. The artwork looks dated and isn’t creative at all. You also have to compensate for the developer’s inability to draw a straight line because, for some reason, snowballs always shoot slightly north of where you’re supposed to be aiming. That said, it’s still a game with some potential and should be checked out.