GamingReview: A Good Snowman is Hard to Build

Review: A Good Snowman is Hard to Build


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Building snowmen or just one snowman was always hard for me. I could never do it! Maybe it’s the snow, maybe I just don’t understand the concept, but as a young child playing in the snow, I never could build a snowman. TV made it look so easy, but it really isn’t.

Fortunately, some awesome new game came out called, A Good Snowman is Hard to Build for the Nintendo Switch console. Perfectly allowing me to build snowmen on the go or any time of the year, even in the summer. Better yet, it’s actually a puzzle game, and guess what? I can finally build a snowman perfectly, and not just one but many of them without getting my hands wet or cold. I know the title says it’s hard to build, but honestly, it’s been the opposite for me. Of course, it is a puzzle game and some may appear challenging, but with a little planning, it’s a piece of cake! Especially, if one gets confused or makes any mistake, there is that option to restart or undo what you’ve just done, and get the snowman done correctly in just a few minutes! That’s just one reason this game is awesome!

Another reason I love the game is that it’s just so much fun and not created for one age group or range, but for all ages. Plus, who can’t love that theme of snow. Especially, if you feel the same about snow as I do. I begin to start thinking of the holidays like Frosty the Snowman and all those adorable movies growing up watching and still watching. Additionally, I find myself unable to stop thinking about how it just brings back some beautiful memories of times with my family outside playing in the snow. Even if it isn’t to build a snowman.

In addition to the memories, there is one thing that really makes this game fun is that it’s easy and not frustrating as it would be to build a real snowman in the snow. Instead, what I felt this game brought to the table is something more of a relaxing and calming game. Perfect for those anxiety and stressful times of the year, and when you need to just take a break. Plus, being not too hard, you won’t need to use too much mental power to figure out the puzzle, making it simply fun to waste any time you want to play!

There is one thing I’d like to mention. Some may find this a pleasant approach to any game that really cares about gender equality. The game doesn’t leave out the female or male gender of the snow person. It could be either when you finish creating the snowperson. So maybe I should call them snowpeople as each challenging puzzle, building a snowman can be either a snowwoman or snowman. Either way, the cute snowpeople you can make or try to make all have a fun additional style that gets added when you finally put them together.

How to play? Well, all you need to do in this game is just roll the small snowballs already made and push them, making sure the right size to the next ball of snow. They automatically are placed on top of each other and after all three snowballs are placed on top of each other as the large, medium, and small balls, the entire snow person is done. Plus, you get to see the finished creation of the snowman which is automatic, by the addition of adding a few features like a hat, face, and other nifty characteristics to these snowpeople, male or female. Plus, it comes with a name.

I do want to point out that this puzzle game is so easy to get used to, I know I’ve mentioned it to be easy above, but what else makes it super easy is the controlling of the character in this game. Nothing difficult with moving the arrow keys to go left, right, up, or down. Plus, three other keys, to undo, restart, and the menu is also noted on the screen at all times. Very simple to not forget what one can do with such simple buttons to press or hold on to.

Also, the graphics and the sound is nice and simple as well! Don’t expect something to pop out of anywhere, or anything to distract you in this puzzling cute game. It’s meant to be relaxing, as I’m getting from the vibe and super easy as well!

In conclusion, this is quite an amazing puzzle game for the holidays, and being winter, it’s even better! However, it can be played all year round. There is no need to play this fun game at any specific time of the year. In addition, being a bit challenging and easy to build makes it a perfect game for all ages. I honestly, find myself loving the ability to build a bunch of new snow buddies!


+ Graphics and Music
+ Easy for All Ages
+ Both Female and Male Snowpeople Created; Gender Equality

- Not Too Challenging

(Reviewed on Nintendo Switch Lite)
Natosha M
Natosha M
If it's a game filled with action, adventure, challenges, and a great story, you best believe it; I want to play it! I'm always excited to try something classic or original when it comes to a videogame.

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Review: A Good Snowman is Hard to Build+ Graphics and Music<br> + Easy for All Ages <br> + Both Female and Male Snowpeople Created; Gender Equality<br><br> - Not Too Challenging<br><br> (Reviewed on Nintendo Switch Lite)