OILD: Flipper-Flop

Is it day 3 of Obligatory Ice Level Day already? Awesome! This is a goofy, fake holiday meant to build hype for The Speed Gamers’ Zelda marathon, which starts December 12th! We’re raising money for Mercy Corps, so I hope you all help us out by promoting and donating! This is a level that isn’t really a level, but it does have the perfect trifecta of cute. It’s Flipper-Flop, from Rhythm Heaven Fever!

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The Rhythm Heaven series is one of Nintendo’s cutest games, and that’s saying a lot. Every stage is a song, and every song features adorable… or sometimes crazy… characters.  You hit the right button to the beat of the music, and marvel as the cartoony scene plays out right in front of you!

So, before we begin to discuss this level, allow me to explain the Trifecta of Cute. The Trifecta is simple: Dot Eyes, Fuzzy, Squishy. Anything that possesses these three qualities is completely adorable.  So, what do we have here? SEALS! WITH DOT EYES! AND FUZZINESS! AND SQUISHINESS! OH WOW I MUST HUG THEM~ In this game, the little seals are ordered to practice their “flipper rolls,” which naturally involves them rolling around as cutely as possible. If you mess up, you might bump into your sealy buddies. But that’s okay. You know why? Because EEEE CUTENESS TRIFECTA EEEEEEE…

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EEEEEEEEEEEEE

And of course, music! Flipper-Flop itself is kind of goofy as a song, but you shall dare not question the Trifecta. But hey, let’s have some more music game icy madness! Like the Flowers that Whirl in the Moon Snow, and Midnight Sun Lantern, from Pop’n Music! Penguin, Winter Dance, and White Lovers are also from Pop n’ Music! Let’s Go Back Home For Christmas and Frozen Ray are from Keyboardmania! Let the Snow Paint Me and Snow Storm are from Beatmania!

And a remix? Sure! Music games don’t get as many remixes as you might think, but you know what? The Touhou series is full of great music! Icy Peaks is by Justus Johnston, and it’s a remix of Paradise ~ Deep Mountain!

Have you been spreading the word? You better! We got more great prizes than you can shake a Master Sword at! So join in and help out a great cause!

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