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The Snowman
By Quicksilva
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #52

There can be very few people who haven't built, or at least helped to build a snowman. That's what this game, based on a charming book by Raymond Briggs, is all about - building a snowman and dressing it up.

First of the four stages is the actual building by picking up randomly-placed piles of snow and taking them to the site. Although classed as baddies, I found the gas flames enchanting little things, in spite of the fact that they melt your snow. You have to find the ultimate weapon against them - an ice lolly.

Remembering that prizes make points, you have to gather up all the goodies you find. One false step and you are floating gently downwards to a thoughtfully provided bed, dead of course.

Other stages require you to collect items to complete your snowman. I'm not going to tell you about that - I don't want to spoil it for you.

A slight bug may frustrate, but not stop, your play: at certain points left or right keypresses don't respond. It's the same for joystick as well, I'm afraid. However, this won't stop anyone under 110 enjoying this delightful game.