Game Review: The Snowman and the Snowdog (Mobile)

If you’re not quite in the festive mood, then The Snowman and the Snowdog will certainly change that. Based off the 2012 animated short film of the same name which was a sequel to the 1982 short, The Snowman. A hugely popular child’s story, The Snowman is probably as famous for the song that accompanied it, Walking in the Air.

A song that this particular reviewer absolutely hates. It’s like nails on a chalkboard.

Not that it matters as this is a review for the mobile game based around The Snowman and the Snowdog!

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The Snowman and The Snowdog official game gives you the chance to be a part of the world of The Snowman and The Snowdog. Watch as they soar high above the environments from the film. Help them on their way by collecting snowflakes to increase their flight time.

You have no control over where the Snowman flies. Your job is simply to tap the screen to collect snowflakes & complete objectives. These are items that appear all over the landscape & it’s up to you to collect them all by tapping the screen.

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Each location has a huge number of objectives that vary in difficulty as the Snowman’s flight path around the items is often limited.

As well as concentrating on clearing objectives you also need to be mindful of the timer in the corner. Truth be told it’s rarely an issue as the snowflakes are in abundance. These do increase the timer by quite a bit.

Gameplay might be limited but it has a certain addictive quality about it. However, that isn’t what really stands out about The Snowman and the Snowdog. What really stands out is the beautiful snowy locations based around actual places in the world.

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Maybe you want to fly around London & take in Big Ben, the Gherkin or the London Eye. Or how about a trip to San Francisco where you can swoop over the Golden Gate Bridge & Alcatraz. Maybe you want to see a bit of ancient history so take a trip to Japan and see the Imperial Palace or to China where the the Great Wall of China stands.

There are loads of locations & as you progress you unlock more. The game looks fantastic, rendered in the same hand-drawn style as the film.

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To make things even more authentic the game boasts music taken from the short films’ score.

Costing £1.99, The Snowman and the Snowdog might not have much depth. However, it repays that with replay value, varying difficulties & visuals that impress.

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The Snowman and the Snowdog
  • The Final Score - 8/10
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