Bad Ice Cream is a popular arcade-style puzzle game developed by Nitrome. Control a mischievous ice cream character who collects fruit and avoid obstacles.
Collect all the fruits in each level before time runs out. The player must move through the maze, breaking or freezing ice blocks to create paths and barriers. The game features various enemies, such as squids, which the player must avoid or block with ice walls. The ice cream character must avoid contact with enemies and hazards, such as roaming creatures or moving blocks, as touching them will result in losing a life.
One of the unique mechanics of the game is the ice cream character's ability to create ice blocks. The player can press a button to create ice barriers, which can be used to block enemies or create paths to inaccessible areas. Ice blocks can also be used to crush enemies by placing them strategically.
The game features various power-ups and bonuses that can enhance gameplay or temporarily freeze enemies. In addition, there are many different types of enemies with their own behaviors and movement patterns, adding to the challenge, increasing the difficulty and requiring your strategic thinking.
Collecting many different types of fruits is the task you need to do. They are scattered throughout the levels. Fruits act as main items and contribute to the player's score and progress in the game.
Strawberries: This is the most popular and easiest fruit to find in the game. They are often found in clusters and can be collected by touching them.
Blueberries: Blueberries are another fruit that can be collected. They are often found in groups and have a bluish color.
Kiwi: Kiwi is a larger fruit and gives more points when collected. They are green in color and can be found individually or in small groups.
Lemon: Lemon is a sour yellow fruit that can also be collected in the game. They are often located in more difficult to reach areas, requiring strategic moves or the use of ice blocks to reach them.
Watermelon: Watermelon is a large fruit that helps increase points significantly. They are often found in hidden or challenging areas of levels.
Collecting these fruits is essential to completing levels and progressing in the game. Each level has a predetermined number of fruits that must be collected before the exit door opens, allowing the player to move on to the next level.
It's worth noting that specific fruit types and arrangements can vary across different levels in the game, adding variety and challenge to the gameplay experience.
You can be played alone or in multiplayer mode, where two players can work together to complete levels and overcome obstacles. Multiplayer mode offers cooperative gameplay, requiring coordination and teamwork.
The game includes 40 levels, each level has a different theme and challenge. As you progress, levels become more complex and introduce new obstacles and enemies. The game requires strategic thinking and quick reflexes to successfully navigate through the levels.
To control the ice cream character, use the arrow keys or WASD keys. Player 1 controls the ice cream character with the arrow keys, while Player 2 controls the character with the WASD keys. Additionally, Player 1 can create or break ice using the Space key. These controls allow the player to navigate through maze-like levels, collect fruit, and avoid enemies.