Best of Winter in Games

BEST OF WINTER IN VIDEO GAMES

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Most games have them, we all love them too!  Winter is here and along with it comes ice and snow!  Here are some of the best winter levels in video games!

Cannon Fodder

This war type stratagy game had many levels, snow being one of them. You can direct your little band of brothers straight to the enmey and take them out. Many weapons were available to you including choppers, jeeps and cannons!  All about keeping the peace remember!

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Christmas Nights

Christmas Nights was pretty just a promotional effort by Sega to Push the Saturn and the original Nights into Dreams game. But set in a christmassy backgrounds and lots of festive content only available with the game, made this go on many xmas lists!

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Colin McRae Rally 

Sega has pumped out many great arcade racers but this has gotta be one of the best.  The snow track on this rally racer really makes you feel like your behind the wheel. With a pumping soundtrack to you can really send that back end out into the snowy icy corners!

MEGA MAN X: CHILL PENGUIN STAGE

A platforming snow level with tons of ice, piles of snow and a boss fight against a badboy penguin. Chill Penguin would defend his missile base in the South Pole with everything he had, this included shooting ice balls to sliding at Mega Man on his stomach. He could even create ice penguins with his breath...certainly not Monty the Penguin!

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Horace goes Skiing

Ok so its not the most exiting of titles, especially on the ZX Spectrum which had some really creative games. But Horace spawned a few adventures and became a bit of a flagship icon for the speccy. Way before a blue hedgehog came along!

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3: ICE CAP ZONE 

By far the coolest (we know) stage we have seen on a Sonic game! Snowboarding for those golden rings and even sliding down mountain sides at high speed!  You can play this level just for kicks and it looked awesome too!

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 MARIO KART 64: SHERBERT LAND 

Mario Kart 64 put massive penguins on the icy track on their Kart racer, not even those oversized birds could stop you having loads of icy fun on this track. Oh and don't fall in the water unless you want be an ice cube!

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 STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE: BATTLE OF HOTH 

Shadows of the Empire was the must buy title for us on the N64. You just can't have a ganes console and not have a stand out Star Wars game. The best seen of the second movie is given the quality Nintendo treatment and its just great!  Zooming through the AT-AT legs you can recreate the movie almost perfectly!

SUPER MARIO 64: COOL, COOL MOUNTAIN 

There's nothing cool about being stuck on a mountain while it snows constantly, but this level looked rather nice. If you made it to the end and past the penguins you would meet a headless snowman! Nice!

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GOLDENEYE 007: SEVERNAYA

Now, we have all played out being Bond at one point. But in Goldeneye you really felt like you were the spy himself. Sneaking up behind those Russian guards and giving them a whack with you gun, and set at night time mad this rather atmospheric!

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Written By @Rollie3333 (AKA Matt Shaw)

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