Publisher Daewon Lab Media and developer CRT Games have announced that Snow Bros. Special is coming to Nintendo Switch on May 19th, 2022. The digital version of the game is priced at $19.99, while the package version is $29.99. The physical version of the game is being published by Clear River Games and will contain an instruction manual and three sticker sheets; the physical version will also include the DLC for “Monster Challenge.”

Snow Bros. was a platform arcade game released back in 1990 by a Japanese studio called Toaplan. You play as two heroes, Nick and Tom (2 players), and go through 50 stages that increase in difficulty the further you advance. You defeat enemies by throwing snowballs at them and then pushing them until they hit a wall.

Now the game is being revived under the name Snow Bros. Special, which includes a visual upgrade and a “Monster Challenge” DLC, which will allow you to play as the monsters in the game with special moves and control.

About the game:

  • Snow Bros. Special will be released for Nintendo Switch™.
  • Featuring two-player platform action.
  • Play as all the monsters in “Monster Challenge” mode!

Snow Bros. is a classic platform game that was first released as an arcade game in 1990 by Toaplan, a Japanese development studio that was mainly famous for their shoot ‘em up games. Critically acclaimed Snow Bros. later released for several consoles and home computers. Being well-liked by players, Snow Bros. spawned a sequel on arcade. Snow Bros. gained cult status as a sought-after retro game after having been dormant since the 90’s.

30 years later it’s time for the heroes Nick and Tom to return in a modern interpretation with the title Snow Bros. Special coming to Nintendo Switch later this. Snow Bros. Special has inherited the cute design and the feeling from the original arcade version, but has been upgraded to make it even more fun. The game can be played by two players at the same time.

Sung-Gil Yim, founder of CRT Games and executive producer of Snow Bros. Special says: “As a retro game fan, I’m honoured to be able to let old and new players rejoice Snow Bros. Retro games are filled with childhood memories and with Snow Bros. Special fans of the original game can rekindle their love. The original game’s simple and intuitive controllers are reflected in Snow Bros. Special which makes it easy for new players to appreciate the game as they get to know Nick and Tom”.

New in Snow Bros. Special is the “Monster Challenge” mode in which you play as the monsters. Each monster has its own special moves and controls which will change how you play the game. Monster Challenge is included with the physical version and available as a separate DLC for the download version.

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2+ y ago

God, the Switch really is the gift that keeps on giving. Retro collections out the wazoo and like 20+ franchise revivals in the last 2 1/2 years.


2+ y ago

This was one of my favorite games to rent!! How weird it’s getting a revival