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Snow Bros. Snow Bros. - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Snow Bros. - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Two snowmen, Nick and Tom, battle cute Japanese critters over 50 platform based screens. Turn the enemy critters into snowballs and then boot them around the platforms knocking down everything in their path. Pick up Sushi for exra points. When a screen is cleared of monsters you move on to the next level.

Snow Bros. was produced by Toaplan in 1990.

Toaplan released 31 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1986. Toaplan was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Toaplan during the time period Snow Bros. was produced include: Demon's World, Hellfire, Zero Wing, TwinHawk, Same! Same! Same!, Out Zone, Pipi & Bibis, Vimana, Ghox, and Teki Paki


Name Snow Bros.
Developer Toaplan (Japan)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9601
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Snow Bros. Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - JumpFire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Snow Bros. PCB Image

Game Introduction

Shoot snow at monsters to turn them into snowballs. Press the fire button next to a snowball to kick it around the screen. Any monsters hit by a snowball are killed. If another snowball is hit, it too bounces around the screen. Collect potions for power ups.

  • Yellow Long shot
  • Red Speed up
  • Blue "Big" snow encases monsters quicker
  • Green Inflates you like a ballon and lets you fly around the screen killing any monsters you touch. May only appear at certain times.

During every 10th level, there is an end-of-level monster to be killed.

Killing all the monsters on a level with a single snowball causes money bonuses, worth 10,000 points, to fall down, but sometimes a glowing cake bonus will appear instead. When the cake is collected, the game stops and four blue snowball creatures appear for a short time. If these enemies are killed, they each provide a letter: "S","N","O" or "W". Collect all four of these letters for an extra life. The glowing cake can also appear at other times during the game.

Game Play

Very cute cartoon-like characters and animation and a nice sound track. Although a 1990 game it really has a feel of the earlier abstract games along the lines of Mr. Do!, etc.. Very similar in style to Bubble Bobble.

Snow Bros. KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.68 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.90

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.33
Fun (Solo) 3.67
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 3.33
Graphics 3.67
Originality 3.67
Sound/Music 3.33

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Licenced to Romstar for US manufacture and distribution.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Snow Bros. Census

There are 14,954 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 149 known instances of this machine owned by Snow Bros. collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 12 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 135 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Snow Bros. machine for sale. There are 8 active VAPS members with a Snow Bros. circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Snow Bros.. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Snow Bros. circuit board set.

This game ranks a 47 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



The entire PCB is only about 8 x 6 inches in size


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