Ice Levels

Slip ‘n slide away!

With the cold weather upon us I thought it would be fun to talk about the second most hated concept for a platforming level, Ice levels! Much akin to their dreaded watery counterparts Ice levels generally follow the concept of taking away some control of the player by making their character slip around on ice floors or get bogged down by deep snow. Either way it certainl;y shakes up platforming gameplay, but usually not in a good way.

However there are some that aim to give a more ‘holiday’ vibe to them rather than just being a cold level. Freezeezy peak from Banjo-Kazooie springs to mind as the level is more themed for being christmassy rather than just taking away control from you. What I’m most interested in however are all of your examples. What would you say is your favourite ice/winter themed level? It of course doesn’t have to just be from a platformer so let your imagination run wild!

That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.

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