Alright, it’s Day 4 of Obligatory Ice Level Day, and I’m feeling like we need something FRESH. Something NEW. Something RECENT. So today’s ice level is from a Playstation 3 game. And what a game it is! It’s Kreeli Comet, from Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction!
The “Future” games are a more serious take on the Ratchet and Clank games, and this is the first in the Future series. The game starts off on planet Kerwan, where Ratchet the Lombax and Clank the robot are testing out some new equipment. Suddenly, the evil Emperor Tachyon shows up, and makes a rather “generous” proposal; if Ratchet and Clank surrender their lives, he’ll spare the city. Instead, the duo trick Tachyon and flee the planet in the villain’s own ship.
As the story unfolds, Ratchet learns that a supercomputer known as IRIS is on Kreeli Comet, so he journeys there to get some vital information. However, it turns out the computer’s been taken over by Captain Slag and his space pirate crew. Fortunately, Clank had a holographic pirate disguise, perfect for sneaking around enemy territory. And as you’ve probably guessed, putting up a believable front involved dancing a wacky pirate jig in order to coax some talking doors into opening. You know how it is. I’d tell you more but really the game’s new enough that I don’t want to spoil it too much. YOU SHOULD PROBABLY PLAY IT THOUGH.
It’s not often that you can put a ton of fire in an ice level wallpaper! Want the full resolution version? Get it here!
MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC! Naturally, today we have Kreeli Comet, from Tools of Destruction! Such a catchy song, don’t you think? Speaking of catchy, here’s the theme to Ice Climber! And in a similar vein, Icicle Mountain from Super Smash Brothers Melee! And of course, The Summit from Super Smash Brothers Brawl!
And as for the remix, how about Snow Cone Heaven by Mazedude? It’s a great remix of the Ice Climber theme!
Remember, don’t forget to post and/or tweet about OILD! Hey, I bet the guys over at Insomniac Games would like to know their awesome franchise was featured in a fake holiday made up to promote an awesome charity! Why not tweet them and let them know? Keep spreading the word!
And don’t forget TO DOWNLOAD THE OBLIGATORY ICE LEVEL DAY 2010 SOUNDTRACK RIGHT HERE! It is beautiful and magical! Hey, Insomniac guys who will undoubtedly come here thanks to the wonderful promotion by our glorious fans! YOU SHOULD DOWNLOAD THIS SOUNDTRACK TOO! You’ll love it!
You’re visiting the OILD Facebook page, right? There are tons of neat updates! And while you’re at it, tell us how you’re spreading this silly holiday in this thread on the TSG forums! Seriously, I’d love to hear how nerds are banding together to spread some geeky cheer! I’ll post about them in these updates too, if I know about them. For example, did you know there are some non-English-speaking OILD fans? It’s true! Last year’s soundtrack really spread across the internet, earning our wonderful remixers some international fans! This Japanese blog posts about it, and this French site lists it! Actually I’m not sure if that site IS French, but it’s certainly a francophone site. Stuff like this just makes my day, so get out there, promote, and cause me to flail like an idiot!