So, it's almost Christmas once again. Hard to believe there's been 9 of these disgusting, capitalist-driven things since the 'Yard started eh? We'll be celebrating 10 years this time in 2015...but until that glorious and momentous occasion arrives - it's business as usual here at the multiverse's inter-dimensional headquarters of all things even remotely Dreamcast related. Being vaguely 'in charge' of a privately-funded government black-ops organisational quango such as this does have it's perks. I've got a swivel chair in my vast oblong office, a desk, and a bust of Dogs Bower made from recycled Hassy cans. Oh, and a nice free-standing set of Argos' cheapest balsa wood shelves upon which I rest all of my Dreamcast paraphernalia. The only problem is that the weight of said items has somewhat bowed the high-quality beams to the point that the whole thing looks like some form of ridiculous wooden hammock; in which a monster constructed from blue plastic lies like the bloated corpse of a beluga whale. At least the company car is decent - it's basically Slash's cab from Crazy Taxi 2. The only thing is, one of the rules stipulates that I must drop off a group of rappers at a recording studio and Crazy Hop over at least one house during my daily commute. Starts to grate after a while.
The best thing about my enviable position though, is getting to write whatever the hell I like and having no-one approve or edit it (see above). And so, without further ado - on to the subject of today's post: Snow. Yep, that white stuff that occasionally settles upon the realm of men and renders it impossible for trains to run or schools to open. It's a quite mysterious substance and many experts have theorised about where it comes from. The most logical theorem I've yet come across it that it's God's dandruff, and when he has a good scratch of the old Holy cranium, the rest of down here get covered in his errant scalp flakes. Like I said - that's just a theory I read in a PhD paper that blew in through my window one sunny afternoon. Truth is, nobody really knows where snow comes from. That aside, lets have a look at some of the snow-themed stages and levels that found their way into otherwise un-snowy titles in the Dreamcast's library...
Dead or Alive 2
Star Wars Demolition
Obviously, there are also the 'proper' snow-themed games like Snow Surfers, Polaris Sno-cross and Sega Extreme Sports, and there are also other titles that feature wintry environs such as Sonic Adventure and Fighting Force 2. I was hoping to include Code Veronica and The Nomad Soul here too, but I can't find my save from the latter and in the former I can't find my way out of the facility at the start of disc 2 in order to frolic in the falling white stuff and build a snowman. Ho hum. Anyway, all this talk of snow and such things is making me feel all festive, so without further ado I'm off to devour 18 Christmas puddings and down a bottle of Baileys before redecorating my kitchen walls and ceiling with vomit. Bye!