A nor’easter (or, as we said in Maine: nor’eastah) whipped through New York and into New England Thursday night, dumping snow, snarling travel and closing schools. Some people might have the urge to take up their sled and head for the nearest hill. But if you’re stuck in the office, or prefer staying curled up on the couch on snow days, you can still enjoy the wintry scene via your mobile device.
Try one of these snow-themed game apps to get your fireside winter fix. (Descriptions via iTunes or Google Play, but all exclamation points were removed.)
5 Snow-Themed Game Apps
Stickman Snowboarder (Android/iOS): “Grind, spin, slide, grab, race and jump your way to glory as you tackle a variety of terrain from the ski slopes to the city. Grind on whales, avoid the crush of falling snowballs, launch off giant chilis and escape the cops.” Price: Free or $1.99.
Snow Slopes (Android): “Create the snow slopes that your characters surfs on. Snow Slopes lets you control your snowboarder with the slopes that you draw. Use your touchscreen to create the snow slopes you want in real time. Keep your character alive while collecting coins and power ups to keep the clock running. Perform front and back flips for additional bonus points.” Price: Free or $0.99.
Break The Ice: Snow World (Android/iOS): “The objective of this game is to move one ice to blank space or swap with adjacent other ice to form a horizontal or vertical chain of three or more ices. You can break ices if you arrange ices. You can’t clear level if you passed all turns(finger icon).” Price: Free.
Fresh Tracks Snowboarding (iOS): “This is a fast-paced extreme sports simulation, combining console quality graphics & physics with arcade style game play. Compete in a series of freestyle, race & trick-race events across an international stage. Choose from 12 unique boards, each with their own specific qualities.” Free.
Eat That Snow (Android): “This funny arcade game which takes place in a colorful world, warm and sunny. You are the snowman and you want to reach the freezer. If you don’t, you will melt… So eat snowballs to increase your life, and try to avoid fireballs. Just tap the screen to jump.” Price: $0.99.