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Net Yaroze Month: Snowball Fight

In Net Yaroze Month, we are playing every Net Yaroze game featured on the UK Official Playstation Magazine, and ranking them all in the order we liked them. You may have other opinions as to the ranking, which is awesome.

To learn more about Net Yaroze, read our introductory article here.

Snowball Fight is best described as a cross between Combat on the Atari 2600 and what a top-down, real-time version of Worms would be like, but with Penguins instead of Worms.

So, there are two Penguins. A red one called Percy and a black one called Paddy. The seems to really hate each other, so what better way to deal with this issue than a SNOWBALL FIGHT TO THE DEATH.

You collect snow using the X button. The more you collect, the bigger your snowball and the more damage you will cause when you fire it at your opponent. Fire the snowball using the Square button, and choose your angle using the L1 and R1 buttons.

Hit your penguin-nemesis into the water to also drain their life-force.

It’s good fun, but the music is annoyingly repetitive.

Game: Snowball Fight
By: James Rutherford
Genre: Action
Available on Euro Demos: 77, 89, 108

Legacy

James Rutherford went on to work for Reflections Interactive (now part of Ubisoft) for a few years, and now does all sorts of tech stuff.

Net Yaroze Month rankings:

Snowball Fight is a fun two player game. In at 11.

  1. Time Slip
  2. Blitter Boy
  3. Rocks n Gems
  4. Total Soccer Yaroze
  5. Terra Incognita
  6. Super Bub Contest
  7. Robot Ron
  8. Decaying Orbit
  9. Psychon
  10. INVS
  11. Snowball Fight
  12. Haunted Maze
  13. Roller
  14. Pushy IIB
  15. Gravitation
  16. Down
  17. Squeak
  18. Adventure Game
  19. Katapila
  20. Sam the Boulderman
  21. Pssst!
  22. Pandora’s Box
  23. Game Involving Triangles
  24. Yarozians
  25. Tanx
  26. PingPing
  27. Opera of Destruction
  28. Video Poker Simulator
  29. Shroud
  30. Between the Eyes
  31. Bouncer 2
  32. Yaroze Rally
  33. Sphere
  34. Blockz
  35. Technical Demo
  36. Surf Game

Still to play:

  • Arena
  • A Dog Tale
  • Mah Jongg
  • Samsaric Asymptotes
  • Hover Car Racing
  • Clone

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