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Thin Ice Preceded by Snow Drift Followed by Jack Frost
Snow Drift
Ico snowdrift
Description
Take out penguins and avoid the arctic enemies using your drifting abilities.
Released 2007
Play It Nitrome.com Miniclip
Levels 20
Genre Platformer, Action
Websites Nitrome.com, Miniclip, Shockwave.com
Controls
Instr-keyboard

Movement
Left Right
Jump
Up
Slide
Up While Running

Credits Artwork
Simon Hunter
Programming
Aaron Steed
Music
Lee Nicklen
Music
Menu
Snow Drift Menu
Game
Snow Drift Main
Avatars
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Snow drift

Snow Drift is a platform game released in 2007. The player controls a Yeti who travels along snowy and icy platforms to reach an igloo while avoiding enemies.


Controls

Left Right Left and right - Move

Up Up - Jump

Down Down - Slide (while running)

Levels

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Level 1

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The player learns about sliding, and traverses three platforms: ice, snow, and rock blocks. The player also encounters penguins, which can be knocked off the stage for points. There are no enemies.

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Level 2

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The player traverses moving platforms and faces the game's first enemies, emperor penguins. The player learns how to kill enemies by sliding into them and encounters melting platforms for the first time.

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Level 3

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The main goal in this level is to slide for as long as possible. Wobbly platforms and rotating blocks are introduced.

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Level 4

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The player must navigate the wobbly platforms and confront arctic foxes for the first time. Spikes are also encountered.

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Level 5

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Everything from previous levels appears here and the player confronts polar bears for the first time. Fish can also be eaten to regain health.

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Level 6

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The player must navigate a variety of platforms and go up, down, up, and then back down.

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Level 7

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Level 8

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Level 9

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Level 10

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Level 11

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Level 12

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Level 13

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Level 14

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Level 15

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Level 16

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Level 17

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Level 18

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Level 19

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Level 20

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Ending

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Snow Drift!

The yeti is standing in front of the Chip Shop. Above him reads, "Across the frozen reaches of the tundra, through the frozen wastes, beyond the icicle laden abyss... you finally made it to the Chip Shop. And before closing time too!".


Enemies

  • Emperor Penguins - Walk around on platforms without a real attack.
  • Arctic Foxes - Fire penguin missiles at the yeti.
  • Tech Arctic Foxes - Fire pink penguin missiles which follow the yeti.
  • Penguin Missiles - Fired by foxes. Regular missiles travel in a straight line but pink missiles may follow the yeti until they hit something or the yeti gets behind the missile.
  • Polar Bears - Throw penguins as grenades.
  • Walruses - Create a shockwave on the ice. Cannot be killed.
  • Narwhals - Move vertically and get in the way of the yeti's path sometimes. Cannot be killed.

Interactive Objects

Hazards

  • Melting Platforms - Start to disappear once stepped on.
  • Seesaw Platforms` - Tilt from side to side with the weight.
  • Rotating Blocks - Continually move, even when the yeti does not move.
  • Spikes - Hurt the yeti on contact.
  • Spiked Blocks - Platforms covered in spikes moving vertically.
  • Logs - Serve the same role as conveyor belts, transporting the yeti to other locations
  • Snowballs - Roll down platforms when dropped from the sky, hurts yeti on contact.

Pick Ups

  • Penguins - As pickups, they can be run into for extra points.
  • Fish - Gives the yeti an extra life if lost. They will not affect the player's heath if it is full.

Awards

Site/Event Year Contest Prize Outcome
Jay is Games 2008 Best of Casual Gameplay 2007 Best Platform game Nominated

Theme

The theme of Snow Drift is the player controlling a Yeti in an arctic environment. The Yeti is running on snow and ice throughout the entire game, and other arctic animals are seen, such as polar bears, walruses, and penguins. Hazards include objects such as icicles and snowballs.

Unused content

Snow Drift contains unused green coloured font. Notably, this font exists for only four characters, all of which are symbols and not letters, and none of which have a Snow Drift counterpart. An image using this font exists for backward slash (\), forward slash (/), equal sign (=), a starting quotation mark (“), a left bracket [(] and right bracket [)]. Interestingly, this unused font (along with another unused font) is present also in Go Go UFO.

Notably, this font is not used in any Nitrome games. However, considering its neon green colouring, it is possible that it is beta text from Go Go UFO, although this is unlikely, considering the gap between Snow Drift's and Go Go UFO's release, and how Go Go UFO would likely take less than a month to make (due to being a mini game).

However, although all text is neon green coloured, only the backwards slash is present in Go Go UFO's files - a forward quotation mark, forward slash, and equal sign are also present, but are unused and appear grey coloured. It is also possible that this neon green font points towards an unreleased Nitrome game.

Trivia

  • The player can jump by either pressing the Up arrow key or the Space.

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