Ready, Set, SNOWBALL FIGHT!
TERROR MOUNTAIN - In the snowy hills of Terror Mountain, a battle of the century
rages onward. But – your only weapon is a snowball and a bit of luck. Are you
ready to face the challenge?
Snowball Fight is true to its name. Although this time, it’s one-sided, meaning
no cold surprises smacking you! Sounds like a good deal to me. All you need
to play this game is a distraction-free area, a working mouse, and decent aim.
This game has a very nice payout, 125 neopoints for every 100 game points.
The goal of this game is to rack up as many points as possible without running
out of snowballs. You can hold a maximum of 50 snowballs at one. Each of the
snowballs in the ‘Snowballs’ section represents 10 possible projectiles. When
you run out, the game ends.
How do I get points?
This is simple. You hit the neopets or petpets. Pets will only move left or
right once they initially pop up, but you can still manage to hit one on the
way up or down if you’re lucky. Each pet has a specific point value. BUT – you
will double your points if you can manage to hit the critter right in the middle
of its face. The point breakdown is as follows:
Kyrii – 5/10 points
Chia – 5/10 points
Techo – 5/10 points
Scorchio – 5/10 points
Aisha – 5/10 points
Meepit – 10/20 points
Phantom Orange Shirt Dude – 25/50 points
Although the meepit and Mr. Orange shirt present the most points, the meepit
can be pretty hard to catch (I think he’s been training at evading snowballs
lately) and Orangey does not show up very often, usually in later levels of
the game. You cannot pause Snowball Fight; however, if you really need a restroom
break or something, there is no penalty for leaving the game open and not clicking
anywhere. You may lose some high point characters, though, so I would recommend
taking care of business before you start. ;)
Two pesky faeries happen to be walking along in the battle zone (this was a
poor decision on their part. Seriously. I mean, who wants to stroll through
someone’s snowball fight? Chances are someone’s going to be injured). If you
hit one, there are no points awarded and no point penalty, but 10 of your snowballs
will be taken away. THIS IS NOT GOOD. You need as many snowballs as you can
so you can continue to get points. Remember, your game will end when all your
snowballs run out. The faeries can hasten this process. If you really want to
end your game quickly, please just click the ‘End Game’ button and save us all
This game is not time to revenge yourself on Illusen for asking for an unbuyable
plushie worth millions for quest 35. Nor is it time to smack the soup faerie
for constantly feeding your pet toenail soup. Write them a letter if you really
feel strongly about the issue.
Sometimes, especially in later levels, hitting faeries cannot be avoided. Although
this is a problem, it can be remedied by keeping at least 30 snowballs on you
at all times. This will save you from a game over most times.
I love Dieter. You will too. This little polarchuck is taking a break from
his other game (I guess he was a tad bit full from all the snow he had to eat),
and assisting you in your battle. As he parachutes off the mountain, if you
can manage to hit him, you will earn 10 more snowballs for your meter. This
is crucial if you want to earn more than 200 points a game (which, by reading
this, you presumably do). There is no correct method in hitting him, however,
make sure to compensate for his speed. He tends to fly faster in later levels.
Oftentimes, faeries or taller pets will get in the way of hitting him, in which
case you need to wait for them to get out of the way.
Understanding how the wind works is essential to this game. Like the instructions
hint at: Pay attention to it! You can gauge how fast and which direction the
wind is blowing by watching the falling snowflakes. The wind will tell you which
way you need to aim in order to hit your target. If it’s blowing to the right,
make sure to aim a little bit left to hit a pet, and vice versa. When hitting
Dieter, you usually need to overcompensate if the wind is blowing very fast.
Sometimes the wind will change direction mid-throw as well, which cannot be
helped. Knowing how the wind is working will also help you get maximum points,
since you are more likely to hit them in the face if you can make up for the
Although there is no set way you have to play this game, I find this one works
1) Always maximize points in earlier levels.
In earlier rounds, the pets move slower, and it’s easier to judge where your
snowball is going to land. Once you hit 6 pets, the level will increase. If
you can get 60-120 points each level, you will already have at least 400 points
before you get to the harder levels. I personally think that level 7 is where
it gets harder.
2) Keep at least 30 snowballs with you at all times.
This ensures that if you accidentally hit a faerie, you won’t have an automatic
game over. It also provides a bit of cushioning for missed shots. You also have
a better chance at hitting Dieter if you have a few more snowballs to try with.
3) Don’t hit Dieter unless you are ready for him.
If you see Dieter floating down, but are currently hitting other pets, DON’T
TRY AND HIT HIM, especially in later levels. He flies too fast and chances are
you WILL miss him. When you’re running low on snowballs, take a break and watch
the skies. Watch out for faeries when you are aiming at Dieter as well.
4) Don’t get frustrated.
If you get to later levels (when it’s almost impossible to aim at the bajillion
characters on the screen) and have to shoot blindly, don’t get mad if you end
up hitting Illusen and getting a game over. Just try again. This is just a game,
and you only need a little over 800 game points to get your 1000 neopoints.
If you want the lovely trophy for this game, make sure you try at the beginning
of the month, when scores are lower. The Better Than You score for Snowball
Fight was a mere 900 points (which I sadly didn’t achieve), and chances are
that they may use it again.
Thanks for reading and good luck winning your snowball fight. Have fun and
Remember – this is the one time it’s okay to smack someone in the face with
Author’s Note: Any questions, comments, or corrections? Feel free to neomail