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What happens when you die in South Park: Snow Day?

South Park: Snow Day screenshot
Screenshot: GameSpew

Are you wondering what happens to your character (and your progress) when you die in South Park: Snow Day? Here’s what you need to know.

We’ve got bad news. If you die in South Park: Snow Day, you die. Well, obviously not in real life. That would be a bit harsh. But it’s game over within the game, and you’ll have to start your current level all over again.

Yes, it’s annoying, but since South Park: Snow Day is multiplayer-focused, it makes sense that when you die — or rather, when your whole team dies — you need to start over. There’s no checkpointing system, so you can’t restart from the nearest point. When you die right at the end of the level, it’s particularly frustrating, but that’s the way it goes.

Thankfully, if you’re playing with your friends or real people in general, they can pick you up if your health bar goes down to zero. They simply need to stand in the circle that appears around you, and wait until the circle filled up. As long as at least one member of the team is alive, the fight continues. You’ll only get a game over if you all die — and hopefully your team’s good enough for that not to happen.

Problems tend to arise when you’re playing South Park: Snow Day in single player with computer-controlled characters. The AI here is… not good. And so they’re not great at staying alive themselves, and even worse at picking you up if you fall yourself. It’s best to consider yourself a lone operator when you’re playing solo, then, and do your utmost to keep out of danger.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.