OILD: Frozen Tunnel

You know what’s great? Day 8! Yes, it’s Day #8 of Obligatory Ice Level Day, the made-up holiday all about ice levels! We’re counting down to the Mario marathon on December 14th, when we’ll be raising money for the Make A Wish Foundation! Tune in for some awesome games and sweet prizes, like handmade wooden item blocks and a Wii U Deluxe! December has been described as “the most wonderful time of the year.” People are happy and families spend time together. And what bond could be more touching than the one shared between a Big Daddy and a Little Sister? Yeah, that’s right, today’s ice level is the Frozen Tunnel, from Bioshock!

See? What a lovely little place to hang out!

Bioshock takes place in a big underwater city called Rapture. Founded by Andrew Ryan, Rapture was supposed to house people who were supposedly superior to everyone else, just so they could escape restrictions on their work. Restrictions like, you know, ethics. This will shock you, but Rapture fell apart pretty quickly, with unethical scientists tormenting people, smugglers building empires on the backs of a desperate underclass, drug lords pushing harmful substances on an unsuspecting population. The most famous enemies from this game are the Big Daddies, gigantic, hulking monsters in diving suits, and the Little Sisters, their young charges. You’ll have to deal with them if you’re going to survive in this busted-up old town.

You travel to the frozen tunnel after a nutjob artist demands that you go there. The lunatic wants you to kill a man named Martin Finnegan, because well… he’s crazy. So you get to the frozen tunnel, but Finnegan finds you first. He has acquired ice powers (it makes more sense in context) and has taken to freezing his victims in dynamic poses. He tries to do the same to you, but fortunately you can bust out of your icy prison and defeat him. The tunnel itself has quite a few frozen crazies, and if you free them, they’ll thank you by trying to kill you. Because CRAZY. If you use fire powers, you can melt some of the ice and get some weapons and other items.

SO PRECIOUS~

And now for music! Winterbliss is the snow land’s theme from Castle Crashers! Glacial Fortress is a son from Omega Five. And Ice is from Spelunky!

Remix time! Neon Glaciers is a remix of Glacial Fortress, and it’s by Another Soundscape! I always love this one, so listen for yourself!

ON THE EIGTH STAGE OF OILD, TSG GAVE TO ME~

RAPTURE’S FREEZING TUNNELS

MT. VACKEL IRON

DEAD FROZEN RIDLEY

CHIIIIEEEF ARIIINNOOOOO~

BLOCKY MINECRAFT DOGS

HAPPY VAULT SKAGS

AN F-ZERO DRAWING

AND A DARK SOULS MINI-LP~

Remember, TSG’s Mario Marathon starts on December 14th! You might win a Wii U Deluxe if you donate! All the money goes straight to the Make A Wish Foundation, so tune in and help out a great cause! Spread the word and you might win some digital games!

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