Top 31 Villains in Gaming: #28
For the month of October, we are highlighting the top villains in gaming. Andrew, Jeff, and Jeremie have teamed up to take all those guys you love to hate, and rank them. We will reveal them to you in a countdown, starting with #31 and ending with #1 on Halloween. Check us out each day of the month to see where your favorite villains rank!
#28: Abominable Snow Man
First Appearance: SkiiFree
Most Noteworthy Appearance: SkiiFree
If you owned a PC in the early 90s, it’s possible that found yourself enjoying the 16 Bit ski slopes of SkiFree. It was always such a delight imagining that brisk, cool air blowing across your skier’s face, and experiencing the exhilaration of dodging trees, slalom signs, and many other obstacles. Once you overcame those obstacles it was nothing but endless, snowy freedom. However, at the 2000m mark you began to be pursued by a terrifying, bloodthirsty, and unstoppable beast – the beast known as the Abominable Snow Man.
No matter how good you were on the slopes, this monster of the mountain would give chase until he finally caught you and devoured you. In reality, this guy wasn’t terrifying – he was frustrating. Although we don’t suggest it, if you allow any rabid animal to chase you and you outlast it long enough, eventually it will have to quit. They would get tired and wait around for easier prey. But for some reason, the laws of nature didn’t apply to Abominable Snow Man, and its patience and persistence had us all being a tasty morsel for this snow-born savage. We always heard that there were ways that you could avoid the Abominable Snow Man for good, but who had the patience for that? Looking back, perhaps it was just a misunderstood animal. After all, we just happened to be in its habitat. But regardless of reason, we provided this monster many a meal. So thank you, Abominable Snow Man. We hope you enjoyed the thrill of the chase and that you found our skiers delicious and of nutritional value. Also, he picks his teeth with your ski pole. How cool is that?