It's the winter season for a big chunk of the world at the start of the year with many of us wanting to play in the snow, so we turn to games like Snowfight IO. There are stories and images of people bundling up and then heading out into the winter wonderland to make snowballs and throw them at each other. That's not what's happening here as all the snow fighting is being left to adorable snowplows and other makers trying to make the biggest snowballs ever. Then, send them flying to knock others out.
About Snowfight IO
IO games can be pretty basic and contained, only allowing a few players at a time but this opens up space for faster processing and less downtime. This game is fast in that regard and fun once you get the hang of it. The joy of having a snowball fight and playing in the snow may be limited to a few features, but then again, snowball fights are limited themselves. What matters is being able to turn them into your own fun, create a scenario, and if possible, see just how ridiculous you can make the experience. Fun in the sun has nothing on show in the snow.
How to Play
Snowfight IO is a 3D isometric competitive game about a snowball fight that you can play using only the mouse. Your plow will have a ring with an arrow around its base indicating the direction your cursor is and you need to press and hold the Left Mouse Button to get it to move in that direction. By moving the cursor around, you can have your plow turn and follow whatever path you want. As it does so, it will start gathering snow in a ball in front of it. You can steer it into other plows or launch it by releasing the Left Mouse Button in a straight line. The goal is to be the last plow standing.
Before the game starts, you can choose a skin for your plow and color with more being unlocked as you play and earn EXP. The match begins by spawning you in an open part of the arena. As soon as you start moving, you'll start gathering snow into a ball. The bigger your ball, the more powerful it becomes. If your ball hits another ball, both will be destroyed and you'll have to start over. By steering it or launching it at other plows, you can knock them out of the arena and into the water. If you get knocked out yourself, you can try to pull yourself back to the arena, otherwise you'll be eliminated.
At the end of matches, you'll earn EXP and have a chance to spin a wheel for additional rewards. These can net you more EXP or grant you a Lifesaver crane which can save you from being knocked into the water.
Tips and Tricks
This is a game where you want to consider your position and the positions of the other players carefully. You'll want to avoid the edges and stay in the center, but this can change depending on the layout of the arena. If you can't get a good vantage point, pull back and focus on preparing a strong snowball.
- Developer: Geisha Tokyo, Inc.
- Platforms: Web Browser (PC and mobile) and Android
- Languages: English
Is Snowfight IO against real people?
The game is small enough that it could support stable online play but in its current stature, it has you playing against computer players.
Games similar to Snowfight IO
Since you're making snowballs to fight opponents, you'll find this title in the Ball and Battle Games categories on GamePix. It's with games like Sand Balls, Stack Smash, Krunker, and Hungry Shark Arena.