YES BOYS AND GIRLS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AND ANYONE AND ANYTHING IN BETWEEN, IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!!
It’s the time when layers of white pixels obscure your vision! When almost all random encounters are weak to fire! When everyone gets a wintery palette swap! It’s Obligatory Ice Level Day!
“What is Obligatory Ice Level Day?” you might ask, adjusting your monocle and scratching your chin, “… and why is it in fact 12 days long if it’s called that?”
“Why, it’s the holiday that celebrates that often-used trope in games, the ice level!” I reply, causing your aforementioned monocle to fire out of your eye like a canon. And the name? Well… don’t worry about that.
Every day I’ll be posting a different ice level, complete with screenshots and write-ups. What’s more, I’ll be posting links to original songs and remixes! And finally, I’ll give you a new wallpaper featuring that level, so you can enjoy it on your desktop whenever you want. Sound good? Of course it does!
For those interested, let me just point out the old OILD ’09, OILD ’10, OILD ’11 and OILD ’12 soundtracks for you all! They have a ton of fun remixes of classic ice tunes, and they won’t cause earblood like that department store holiday music you’ve undoubtedly been subjected to since the day after Halloween!
This is just my way of thanking you all for watching, donating, promoting, and otherwise joining TSG on this crazy ride of gaming and charity every year. And hey, don’t forget about the Pokémon Retrothon, starting December 17th! We’ll be catching the original 251, all for the Rockin’ H Ranch!