It’s Christmas – let’s celebrate by smashing children with snowballs and lightning, no really – lightning. Merry Snowballs is a christmas themed wave shooter with a very polished appeal. The graphics remind me a bit of Civilization 6’s leaders which was unexpected for a game that is quite cheap(even cheaper on sale).
Merry Snowballs is, at the core, a waveshooter as said previously. The game boasts 25 levels(varying enemies/tutorials/power-ups) as well as boss fights. The one boss I fought actually required a little bit of different playstyles to defeat but it was enjoyable that the extra effort was put into the game. In addition, the game features a 1-3 star ranking for each level for those who want to achieve perfection and get 3 stars on all levels – replay value jumps up. There are various tutorials scattered around the game that explain new abilities/power-ups which help bridge new players into the game – not that it is very complicated to begin with.
Overall, for the price of $6(or less depending upon a sale – I only paid $3), its a nice Christmas themed game that is easy to pick up and play. It isn’t scary and actually can boast a little difficulty. I was surprised there was no cover mechanic besides the shield but some people prefer not having to crouch/duck behind stuff in real life.
Merry Snowballs - The Good
- Good value for polished game
Merry Snowballs - The Bad
- Throwing mechanic isn't great