Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight Review by NeoRyuu777

25 Sep 2015 25 Sep 2015
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It's been noted before that Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight is very much like Candy Crush. I won't disagree with that, and honestly, I wasn't that interested in playing it... until I came home from work and saw my young children staring at the screen excitedly as my wife played through a level. And that's when I saw the magic: unless you happen to like match-3 games, it may as well be just another freemium game designed to take your money. But for young families... it was something more.

Firstly, the "companion" system. While the game starts you with Kristoff, after a short time of playing you get Anna and Elsa, each of whom have their own special ability. While you can pay to use those abilities, it's not required. But more importantly for me as a parent, seeing the Frozen characters actually react to your moves, your wins and losses, helped entrance my young children.

That segues nicely into the next feature - multiplayer. Most of the match-3 games I've played in the past (though I haven't played many) simply didn't have a true multiplayer system, so this was a pleasant surprise. Again, as a parent to two little girls who are completely obsessed with Frozen, the fact that this game has a multiplayer was a huge relief - they could play together. Notably, it's also a nice way for me to connect with them, given that I'm a working father who is always torn between trying to relax after a hard day at work, and spending quality time with my family.

In short, this is a game designed to market to children and young families. And you know what? There's nothing wrong with that.
Chris8875Spot on review. The game is what it is - but it IS done well.

The multiplayer is a good twist too.
Posted by Chris8875 on 28 Sep 15 at 01:57
xPut Name HerexThank you for writing a review for this game that is actually sensible given the type of game it wants to be and not in terms of some "how hardcore gamers should treat it", or worse, scoring it based on achievements [shudder] You're a good man toast
Posted by xPut Name Herex on 13 Nov 15 at 18:19
DelithHow old are your girls? Another way to put it: What age group do you recommend for this game?
Posted by Delith on 20 Apr 16 at 21:04
NeoRyuu777My daughters are ages 4 and 2 at present, and they still enjoy the game... even if my 2-year-old still has a hard time playing it herself (she doesn't quite have the coordination to work the controller, so she typically watches instead of playing). If I had to estimate a minimum age, I'd say 4, because my eldest is getting the hang of it now.

So, an overall age group? There are two selling points: Match-3, and Frozen. Where these interests largely intersect, I would say, are ages 4-12. So I would recommend the game for kids ages 4-12, and families with children of said age. Hope that helps, Delith!
Posted by NeoRyuu777 on 20 Apr 16 at 21:21