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Review of the Week - The Snowman ZX Spectrum
« on: December 28, 2015, 01:31:22 AM »
[align=center:3jkzmdkc]The Snowman - ZX Spectrum

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[align=center:3jkzmdkc] Who doesn't love the Raymond Briggs story of The Snowman? Each Christmas we all settle down to watch the TV take on the heart warming tale, and thanks to The Spectrum we can now play the game of the book too. You play the part of the small boy who makes his magical snowman which then comes to life but as always things aren't as easy as just wandering around unchallenged, oh no. In this wonderful platformer, you find piles of snow to take back to build the Snowman, but all the while you're thwarted by fiery flames trying to melt your snowy finds along the way back to your chum. Find the ice lollies though and you can dowse the flames. In amidst all of this, you also have a health bar which needs to be kept topped up by eating the yummy Christmas treats (Xmas Pud, Turkey etc. will help to boost the health bar). Bonuses for points are also on offer for finding Christmas related items.Beware the ends of platforms because a fall kills you as quick as runing out of energy or into some of the later enemies. The graphics are very much in keeping with the early ZX Spectrum games but everything moves quite fluidly, and the sprites are all recognisable when they appear. Sound is mostly of the Spectrums beep variety, nothing special but functional all the same. Controls are OK up to a point but can be frustrating when under pressure as you have to be dead centre of a ladder (well the blue sections you can use to go up or down anyway) to go up or down, and dead on a platform to move off a ladder. Overall, a nice little platform game with the Snowman as it's theme. A bit of festive fun to while away the time between Xmas dinner and the Snowman coming on the telly.[/align:3jkzmdkc]

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Re: Review of the Week - The Snowman ZX Spectrum
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2015, 16:42:52 PM »
Great looking and challenging game. The more ZX Spectrum games I see here at RVG, the more I want one!

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Re: Review of the Week - The Snowman ZX Spectrum
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015, 11:19:58 AM »
I've always loved this game, so it was an easy decision to remake it when I began making Christmas themed games (6 years ago btw - how time flies).

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Re: Review of the Week - The Snowman ZX Spectrum
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2015, 14:20:49 PM »
Very nice! 

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