Seriously, hear me out. I know you’re thinking I’m crazy, that there’s no way any Snoopy videogame could ever be anything other than mediocre at best. But watch this trailer for Smart Bomb’s Snoopy: World War I Flying Ace, and witness:
? A shockingly good-looking flight combat sim
? Some fun, Mario Kart-esque power-ups and weapons
? A solid sense of humor, evidenced by the intro
? Generic, Peanuts-style WWI German soliders
Did you hear me? The game features German soldiers, as if they were drawn by Charles Schulz?seriously, it looks like Charlie Brown is holding a gun on Snoopy. If that’s not worth at least a rental, I don’t know what is. (Via Kotaku)
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