I understand the bad reviews, and I don't disagree with most of the facts, but I do have to disagree with the opinions that this game is boring, lame, and repetitive. Every level provides a road that winds about the screen through a town. The penguin you control will go fishing while enemies begin to walk from one end of the road to the other. Enemies will steal your fish once they pass through your town, unless you set up towers to eliminate them before they get to the town or before they walk off the screen. Towers shoot projectiles and other winter attacks (snow balls, ice cubes, icicles, etc). Some towers are fast and less powerful, some slow and strong, some a bit of both, and they also have varying distance factors. There are different enemies types with different vulnerabilities and advantages (some enemies are strong but slow, some are fast and weak, and some a little of both). Other than checking that your towers are effective, going fishing, and picking up some perks, there is nothing for you to do while the enemies are getting bombarded. Waiting for the towers to do their job can be boring, but not enough to keep me away. This is the type of game, if you have a good system you can walk away from your TV and let the towers do their job (like Overlord for NES). The game also reminds me World of Goo only because, even when I don't win, I'm still happy I get to start over learning from my failed attempt (as is everything though, isn't it). The other nice thing about this game is it's lack of a 15 minute intro, and a involved story line. I would recommend people who didn't enjoy this game to give it another chance. Graphics 7, story 5, sound 6, game play 10+. I give it a 10 for fun factor.
I thought this would be a cute little game similar to a sims type with cute little penguins to interact with. Well there is A cute little penguin. But that is it. The whole purpose of the game is to throw snow balls at others trying to steal your fish. You dont even control the snow ball throwing. the game automatically does it for you. Skip this game!!!!