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    Default Favorite game(s) or level(s) with lots of snow?

    I'll go with some of mine that always put me in a good mood during the winter months when I don't necessarily feel like going outside...

    Speed Devils (DC) - Canada (winter) - this stage was always fun to play. I got the game for Xmas in I believe either 1999 or 2000 so that level always just felt appropriate. It's cool too to see how things change from the Summer version to the Winter version.

    Sonic Adventure - the one snow level I always thought was fun where you are snowboarding and the avalanche is chasing you

    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance - I believe its the first level... I like the isometric view in the game

    Advance Wars - any time Olaf did his special CO power and blanketed the map in snow was always really cool. all your troop movements slowed down ( while his would increase for whatever reason.)

    We Love Katamari - the one level that had the Xmas theme was really fun

    Halo 1 - the stage where youre in the canyon with all the Banshees and Ghosts flying around in the blizzard. that was cool

    Donkey Kong Country series - really any of the snow levels in these games were awesome

    Yoshi's Island - ditto for above. they really captured the spirit of winter in these games

    Super Mario 64 - again Nintendo knows how to make a good winter level. two levels in the game but I forget their names

    Majora's Mask - the 2nd part of the game with the Gorons and the whole ice dungeon was cool.

    Midnight Club 3 - Detroit. one of the few urban racing games Ive played that had a lot of snow in it

    Rallisport Challenge 2 - all the races that took place in snowy conditions are really fun

    Animal Crossing - goes without saying here.. always fun to just run around and shake the snow off the trees and enjoy the winter ambience.

    Shadows of the Empire - the first couple stages when youre on Hoth are always fun

    1080 for N64 - goes without saying here

    what are some of your favorite games to play that feature the white stuff that people either love or hate?

    up here we just had a blizzard. mostly a dusting so about 1 to 2 inches. at least it'll be a white Christmas

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    GTA V - Online, the entire map is covered in snow right now. I'm going blind!

    Crash Team Racing: Nitro-fueled - all 5 winter themed stages in this game are pretty fun: Blizzard Bluff, Polar Pass, Meteor Gorge, Gingerbread Joyride, and Clockwork Wumpa

    Steep - I enjoy ragdolling down the alpine slopes in this game.

    Final Fantasy X - Mt. Gagazet was a fun, twisty ascent, and fighting a certain boss at the top was the point where the game decided it had enough of my nonsense and was going to destroy me.

    Star Wars Episode I Racer - Had a couple incredible snow races

    Metal Gear Solid - Running around an Alaskan military compound, breath visible in the cold air, leaving footprints in the snow

    Mega Man X - Chill Penguin and dash boots. Remember those snowball tossing robots?

    Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Ice Cap Zone, with those line scrolling sheet ice chunks floating in the water during the mini boss. Hard Times (happiest days of my life)

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The arcade game - An original level added to the NES game, I remember those missile-nosed snowmen were tough!

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    Here are some that I think are extra special:

    The Sonic Advance games (GBA)

    Cool Boarders series (PS1, DC, etc.)

    Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games games (DS, Wii, 3DS, Wii U)

    Minecraft (various)

    Mega Man Legends 2 (PS1)

    Bust-a-Move Universe (3DS)

    Christmas NiGHTS (Saturn, PS2, PC)

    Game & Wario (Wii U)

    Quiet Christmas (Android, iOS)

    Phantasy Star Online Ver.2 (the ice dragon battle in Ultimate mode) (Dreamcast)

    Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II (White Park Zone) (various)

    Valkyria Chronicles series (various)

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    Mega Man X4:Frost Walrus stage

    Metroid Prime:Phendrana Drifts

    Ys 1&2:Ice Ridge of Noltia

    Ys The Oath in Felghana:Elderm Mountains

    Wonderboy in Monster World:Ice Palace

    Star Wars Rouge Squadron 2:Battle of Hoth

    Shantae&The Pirates Curse:Frostbite Island
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    There are a lot of memorable snow areas in games, but I always think one when this topic arrises and it's The Himalayas in Duck Tales.

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    When thinking of snow in video games, the first thing that comes to mind is always recent because of the effects of deformation added to games. Tales of Destiny being the earliest I remember with footprints in the snow just being this added effect and all it is is just adding a footprint looking sprite for a small period of time wherever you walk.
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    Here's some from my collection

    Lost Planet series - frozen planet E.D.N III has you constantly tapping Thermal Energy to survive
    Borderlands 2 - opens in icy wasteland Windshear Waste on planet Pandora
    Dead Space 3 - on the ice-covered planet Tau Volantis

    And on perhaps the most famous ice planet of all - Hoth!!!
    Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    Star Wars Battlefront (2004)
    Star Wars Battlefront (2015)
    Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005)
    Star Wars Battlefront II (2017)
    Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire
    Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi
    Star Wars: Rebel Assault
    Star Wars: Rogue Leader
    Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
    Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II
    Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III
    Star Wars: Demolition
    Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    Disney Infinity 3.0

    Metro 2033 - cause the best winter's are nuclear winter's!
    Frostpunk - volcanic winter's are pretty fun too.
    I Am Setsuna - set in a land of perpetual winter!
    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, ICE AGE: Scrat's Nutty Adventure
    and Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic Games - are, well, back in the Ice Age

    The Thing - what happened at Antarctic outpost
    Arctic Tale - survive in the Arctic
    D2 - set in Canada’s Arctic tundra
    The Long Dark - takes place in a frozen Canadian wilderness
    Cabela's Alaskan Adventures - hunt in the Alaskan tundra
    MotorStorm: Arctic Edge - motor racing in the frigid wastelands of Alaska.
    Cliffhanger - arctic conditions in the Rocky Mountains
    The Grinch - stares at Whoville from Mount Crumpit
    Aconcagua - escape a frozen mountain of the Andes
    Kholat - Russia's Dead Mountain has snowfall and subzero temperatures
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - climbing the Himalayas
    Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds - Yellowstone and Grand Teton mountains
    Special Forces: Nemesis Strike - special forces based in Antarctica
    Rise of the Tomb Raider - Lara Croft in Siberia
    Disney Frozen: Olaf's Quest - in frigid kingdom of Arendelle
    The Snow Queen Quest - a town is under the icey spell of the Snow Queen
    Spyro: Season of Ice release fairies from their ice prisons
    Snow Bros: Nick & Tom - turned into snowmen by King Scorch

    Snowmobiling:
    Arctic Thunder, Ski-Doo Snowmobile Challenge, Ski-doo Snow X Racing, Kawasaki Snowmobiles, Polaris SnoCross, SnoCross Championship Racing, SnoCross 2: Featuring Blair Morgan, Whiteout, Sled Storm,

    Downhill in the snow:
    Shaun White Snowboarding, Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder, Bode Miller Alpine Skiing, Jonny Moseley Mad Trix, Mark McMorris: Infinite Air, Amped Freestyle 1-3, Snowboard Kids, Snowboard Kids Plus, Dark Summit, Stoked, Heavy Shreddin', Salom, Evolution Snowboarding, Salt Lake 2002, Torino 2006, ESPN Winter X-Games Snowboarding, Rippin' Riders Snowboarding, Winter Heat, Snowboarding, SBK Snowboard Kids, TransWorld Snowboarding, Steep Slope Sliders
    We Ski, We Ski & Snowboard, SSX series, Ski and Shoot
    007 Legends - skiing with a gun done right!

    Winter games:
    Nagano Winter Olympics '98
    Winter Blast: 9 Snow & Ice Games
    Winter Sports Next Challenge 2
    Winter Sports Ultimate Challenge
    Winter Sports 3: The Great Tournament
    YetiSports Deluxe - Yeti's play sports on floating iceburgs!

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    Death Stranding - Tons of snow in the higher elevations with white out conditions so thick you can't see but a few feet in front of you. Good stuff. Nothing like whisking through a blizzard on your electromagnetic zip lines.

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    blizzard here today. not too terrible but made the commute tough. so yeah if you feel like youre not seeing wnough of it in real life, theres a long list here so you can see it on your TV screen as well
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    I always think of James Pond II : Robocod
    or Icicle Works on the Zx Spectrum which was similar to Boulder Dash but with giant snowballs instead of rocks.

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