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Snowball Run

By MumboJumbo Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Pink elephants float serenely over an ice cream landscape full of fish, peppermint sticks, and one very anxious penguin. Such is the surreal world of Snowball Run, a cute and challenging kids' game with fairly impressive 3D graphics.

You guide a penguin on top of a rolling snowball to the finish line of a suspended maze within an allotted time. All the while, you'll be collecting fish, avoiding obstacles, and trying not to fall off the course. Arrow keys or a controller's directional pad make the penguin roll the snowball forward, left, and right. Pressing down applies the brakes, but does not move the snowball in reverse, an important fact that may leave a few new players spinning in circles.

The unregistered shareware version contains 20 beginner levels that will be fine for older tykes, but very challenging for wee ones. The scoring is skewed toward finish times, so fish-collecting falls by the wayside. However, the game installs easily, and the fun starts instantly, making Snowball Run definitely worth a try.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added September 9, 2003
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, DirectX 8.0 drivers

Popularity

Total Downloads 35,694
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Guide the snowball-riding penguin on a bold adventure through 75 fish-packed levels to a frozen homeland. Roll up & down ramps, around curves & obstacles, and over jumps for an exciting challenge that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 75 Exciting Levels. Cool Sound & Music. Colorful 3D Graphics. Fun for Kids aged 5 to 85. Simple & Intuitive Controls. Fun-tastic Fantasy Worlds. Bonus Scores & Extra Lives.