Snowball


  • Currently 4.4/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 4.4/5 (142 votes)
| Comments (6) | Views (33)

ArtbegottiSnowballAre you ready to have a ball? Even if it's a bit out of season, it's never too late to have a Snowball, Pixeljam's polar pinball pleasure. You're probably familiar with the standard controls of [left] and [right] arrow keys (or [A] and [D]) to control the flippers, plus [down] (or [S]) to control the main launching spring. However, you're not just dealing with two measly flippers at the bottom of the table, you're dealing with a handful of flippers, several springs, and well over a hundred targets to pick up in this huge pinball experience.

One of the fastest ways to rack up a huge score is to snag as many of the colored jewels scattered around the table as you can. Each one is worth an increasing amount if you clear a quick chain at once. You'll find large clusters of jewels gathered around the two magnet towers (activated with the [spacebar]), so be sure to swing by there for a quick score boost, as well as the chance to re-spawn all of the gems by collecting a certain amount. The large blue gems are worth a whopping ten grand each, but they take a combination of skill and luck to nab.

Snowball is a huge pinball experience, but it's not without a couple of drawbacks. Hitting one of the snowmen scattered across the map gives you instant multi-ball play, but the screen isn't large enough to let you see all three balls at once. The camera tends to follow whichever snowball is largest, meaning you might not see a ball close to falling out of play, or capable of racking up the most points, whichever you might be more concerned with. Also, the [spacebar] can be used with any [arrow] key to nudge the ball (while not near a magnet tower) at the somewhat steep cost of 1000 points. This is a fair tradeoff, but sometimes it's easy to accidentally trigger a nudge while trying to catch a ball in the magnet tower's power.

Despite this, there's a certain addictive charm to Snowball's wintry setting. Be it the original and lovely jazz music soundtrack, or the way the snowland denizens interact with the paddles as you play, Pixeljam has created quite a fun experience with this mammoth pinball game.

Play Snowball

6 Comments

I like the large scrolling, multi-flipper pinball concept. Although I was never really good at pinball games, this was a fun game!

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Pardon the pun but this game is loading at a glacial pace for me. I emptied my cache and closed other windows and all the usual things but it's still been loading for the past 20 minutes. Is it just me?

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

how do you get into the snow tower at the top?

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

No game hosted here should take 20 minutes to load (assuming you have a standard broadband Internet connection). Try emptying your browser cache and reload the game when something like that happens. Something likely corrupted your initial download, so emptying your browser cache will force it to redownload the game again.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

I currently hold high scores #1, 2 and a variety of others in the top 20 (dan), once you figure out the flippers decently well it's not that hard a game and I'm surprised I'm doing as well as I am. To get to the tower at the top, hit the ball as it is coming down the top middle at the last moment, sending it through the boosters along the top/sides, while this happens hold the left flipper down, which creates a triangle bumper at the key of the arch, so the newly boosted ball will hit it and be send to the tower.

To really get going, the key is to hit the tower three times (which reveals more of the 10K gems) early, and then unlock and hit the snowfort 3 times as soon as possible afterwards (giving triple ball and a 3x multiplier) and then try and collect as many of the big gems as possible in the 20 seconds of bonus multiplier. Since the 10k gems down respawn, hitting them during the multiplier will get you much further in a lot less time. In my #2 score (390k) I got more than 100k in those 20 seconds by hitting so many of the big gems - my second and third balls were both duds, but I pulled out the extra ball, and a decent round besides to put me way up there.

Maybe it's just cause I'm good at it, and can figure out the mechanics of pinball fairly quickly, but I really liked this game.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Are there any cheats with this game like there are with Gamma Bros.? Or hidden keyboard cheats, ala the old Apple computer Sim City typing F-U-N-D to get $10K, etc.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
1,112 Views
2 Comments
Exit Fate> Dora In this free indie RPG heavily inspired by the likes of Suikoden and other classics of the genre, Daniel is a man betrayed by his country and trapped behind enemy lines who suddenly finds himself in a unique position to help end the fighting. Recruit 75 party members for your castle, take part in huge battles, and enjoy hours and hours and HOURS of play time in this massive game.  ...
The Silent Age: Episode Two> Kimberly Joe is back to finish up what was started in the second episode of this fantastic point-and- click adventure. With the fate of humanity on his shoulders, Joe needs you to help him travel through time to find answers on how to prevent the human race from going extinct.  ...
1,306 Views
12 Comments
The Rogue Puzzle Game> Satori Clear your way through the dungeon in this unique Sokoban-like puzzle game by carefully selecting which swords to shove into which monsters to vanquish them all. The Rogue Puzzle Game was picked as one of only three finalists in the Game Nomad competition and is set to be presented at Gamer's Day, Arabia's largest gaming event.  ...
750 Views
3 Comments
Sentry Knight 2> Dora Sentry Knight is back and more colourful than ever in this sequel that brings more of the same addictive defensive shooting fans have come to crave. Stay in your tower and take aim against an onslaught of baddies, upgrading spells and abilities, as you bow-and-arrow your way across the kingdom.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Riddles of Fate: Memento Mori

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!