BLOGMAS Day 3 - Best Winter Levels In Video Games


  • Please note that I wrote the majority of this post 3 years ago so if you cringe as much as I did whilst re-reading it I am sorry...

It's nearly Christmas! I for one am very excited and really want it to snow! What better to do near Christmas than list some of my favourite winter environments in video-games. These range from the most beautiful to the most nostalgic, enjoy!

Winter - Animal Crossing

It hits December in the game and all of a sudden the ground turns white, snowballs start appearing and the lights go up on the trees! Winter in one of my favourite series of all time, Animal Crossing, in the best season of the year. The game follows a real-time system so if it's winter in real life then its winter in the game! The relaxing game is made all the cosier when its snowing outside. 

Cool, Cool Mountain - Super Mario 64

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, nostalgia land! As a kid, I grew up playing Nintendo consoles so I was always very familiar with Super Mario. My dad's childhood console was the Nintendo 64 which is where I got into playing Super Mario 64. Cool, Cool Mountain is one of the first levels you visit in the game. This is one of my favourites because it has a racecourse which you can race against a... penguin on? The most memorable part of this level, for most people, is the adorable little penguin chick which has gotten itself lost and you must carry him/her back to its mother on the bottom of the level. This is probably my played level in any video game.

DK's Snowboard Cross - Super Mario Kart Wii

Yes, it's another Mario game. This time a racetrack in Mario Kart Wii. DK's Snowboard Cross, sometimes called Summit in American Versions of the game, is the 3rd race in the Flower Cup. This map is one of my favourites as it features the huge cannon which shoots you off to the next part of the track, much like DK mountain on Mario Kart: Double Dash. I have always loved DK maps with my favourite track of all time being DK's Jungle Parkway on the Nintendo 64. This is a beautiful track to ride on and brings back some memories from Double Dash due to the similarities between this track and DK's mountain.

Vista Point: Mortrag Peak - Skyrim

There is no way I could do a best places complication without including at least one place from the legendary game that is Skyrim. Skyrim has some of the most beautiful places of any game, many of them being set in a snowy land. Mortrag Peak is at the peak of one of the tallest mountains in the land of Skyrim. These views are just spectacular, which you can see by the picture. I urge you to buy this game even if it is just to going around and finding the best views that you can.

Thank you for reading!
What's your favourite winter level? Let me know!

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