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By Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee on August 15, 2016

Sometimes you see a title of an upcoming game and you just know you have to play that one. Well, that was the feeling I had, when I first heard about Snow Horse. It’s a snowboard game but, and here's the kicker, the snowboarder is a horse!

Yes ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: a horse. And we all know that a horse is a horse, of course, of course. And no one can talk to a horse, of course... Beauty of it is, no one is trying to talk to it, we just want to put it on a snowboard and watch it fly down the mountain. So there you have it; a horse, standing on the snowboard, performing tricks and everything, like a real snowboarder... if the snowboarder in question had four legs, a long tail and giant dentures... At the beginning of the game, you can choose a fancy hat for your horse and, of course, a board. After this, you are ready to hit the slopes or, in this case, the snow obstacle courses. By the way, if you’re s curious to know: I chose the pink snowboard and Santa’s hat.

Things are made somewhat more simple by not giving you the option to steer left or right, prohibiting you from veering off the track. On every track you race across, it’s just s simple matter of going forward. But the developers understood that jumping off ski-jumps is more fun than just going straight and, as an added bonus, you can also perform neat tricks. Turns, flips, spins, it’s all possible! The controls are working fine and are not complicated at all. Especially when you played other snowboard games, you‘ll soon get the hang of it. But keep in mind a horse won’t land on his feet, or board in this case, automatically. So, make sure that when you land, your horse is the right way up and pointing forward.

Snow Horse is already out on Steam, but the developer is going to add more and more stuff to unlock and levels to complete. The first big content update is announced for the first week of September. At this point in time, there are five tracks and several hats to choose from. During my time in the game, more tracks are announced already and I have the feeling there are also going to be more hats, boards and horses coming are way.

Snow Horse is a simple yet hilarious game and I laughed my ass off playing it. It’s meant to be funny and silly and to make you smile. As Snowhorse’s developer, Kinifi Games says: “I'm so excited to share it with everyone! This game isn't to be taken seriously. That it exists is a joke in itself.” Well Kinifi Games, I can only say that I really liked your joke; it managed to make me laugh out loud on more than one occasion!

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Kinifi Games
August 4, 2016