|Players||3, 4 (with Sensei) in Tusk Battle|
|Controls||Mouse (Touch Screen in Club Penguin (app))|
|Minigame Location||Snow Dojo, Club Penguin (app)|
|Date released|| February 28, 2013 |
May 23, 2013
June 6, 2013
(Club Penguin (app))
|“||One single snowflake is quiet. But many of them... a powerful force. Ninjas, all of your training has come to this moment. Together, we must master the power of snow.||”|
— Sensei, Card-Jitsu Snow trailer
Card-Jitsu Snow is a new game in Club Penguin, the fourth addition to the Card-Jitsu Series, succeeding Card-Jitsu Water. Testing began on February 28, 2013 and ended on April 11, 2013. In the game penguins must take on three Snowmen enemies: Scrap, Tank, and Sly and later their walrus leader, Tusk, Sensei's former best friend and current worst enemy.
The game is played on a tiled grid on a snow-covered mountain. It is very similar to that of checkers or chess. The ninja players are placed on the left side of the grid, whilst the snowmen are placed on the opposite side of the grid. Each player and snowman has a health bar. The bottom of the screen shows the player's deck. Every time a part of the grid turns blue, players have the option to move to a different spot on the grid. As players move closer to the snowmen, they can use powers on them. When a part of the grid turns red, players have the option to use a Power Card power-up against one of the snowmen, which temporarily stuns them, and causes them to lose health. Players can also lose health, which causes them to be temporarily stuck in the snow until such time where they are revived by other players.
Once a snowman has lost all of its health, it will fall and disappear. Once all the snowmen on the grid have lost their health and been defeated, the round will end. There are three rounds to beat before the match is won.
At the game, your penguin will be awarded with stamps, coins, and will be given a reward to complete your Snow Ninja suit, and unlock episodes of the Card-Jitsu Saga. Once you have received the full suit by winning many matches (there is a progress bar at the end of the game), you will receive the Snow Gem. By winning against him, you will be considered a full Snow Ninja. You will be awarded Tusk's Cape after you defeat Tusk. After that, you can still play to earn rewards.
Upon completing the third round, players will have a chance at entering a special bonus round. Ninjas will have to face four snowmen in the bonus round. Defeating all four snowmen will earn players the Bonus Win Stamp.
There are three different ways to enter the Bonus Round. One way is it to make it through all three rounds without a Ninja falling to an enemy snowman. This was originally the way to enter the bonus round while it was in beta testing. Another way is to finish the third round with all ninjas having full health. Doing so will earn players the Full Health Stamp. The last way to enter the bonus round is by completing all three rounds in a certain matter of time (most of the time it is around 4 minutes). The different ways to enter the bonus round are given at random and aren't in any particular order.
The revival feature was just recently added in the game. There's a special card, the Bonus Revive, which can be found at the right side of your card deck. It heals you to full health once used. This card can be used at any time and is members only. Also, it doesn't heal other players, but only you.
Unlike the other games in the Card-Jitsu Series, penguins fight alongside the other Ninjas against three evil Snowmen enemies. They have a grudge with the Ninjas, because they are doing Tusk's bidding to defeat Sensei and his ninjas, and to destroy the Dojo. The villains are:
Just like Card-Jitsu Fire and Card-Jitsu Water, Card-Jitsu Snow has a trailer for itself. It is different from the trailers for the other Card-Jitsu spin-off games. Instead of an unknown announcer, Sensei speaks to the viewer, using the same voice and voice actor present in Never Wake a Sleeping Sensei, keeping continuity for the character. This was also the first official time we see Sensei in the penguin design first incorporated in 2013 Club Penguin artwork. The trailer is also in more of a television advertisement style, unlike the previous trailers.
(From the Commercial)
A glowing snowflake falls into Sensei's flipper.
Sensei: One single snowflake is quiet. But the many of them...
Tusk is seen in the top of a mountain, roaring and causing an avalanche.
Sensei: ...A powerful force.
The Snowmen come from inside the avalanche, and Ninjas are seen battling them.
Sensei: Ninjas, all of your training has come to this moment. Together, we must master the power of snow.
Sensei creates a light purple power from his flippers, which turns into a vortex and knocks the snowmen down
Actual game footage is shown
Announcer: Battle in Card-Jitsu Snow, the newest ninja game! And members can get more special cards with powerful moves to defeat their enemies.
Tank is seen walking in the background of a snowy place, and a Mullet falls on him.
Announcer: Some features require paid Membership
|Element||Attack||Range||Move||Special Abilities||Power Card||Combo|
|Water||10||1||3||None||Double Attack to enemies||Power up to do extra damage on your next exit|
|Snow||8||4||3 by 4||Heal Ninjas by 6||Damage enemies and boost a ninja's health by 10||Shield all ninjas from next attack|
|Fire||8||2||3 by 3||None||Damage and stun enemies||Damage enemies for 3 turns|
(* = Confirmed by Polo Field)
- Power Cards are the only type of Card-Jitsu Cards that can be used in the game.
- Unlike Card-Jitsu Water and Card-Jitsu Fire, you are be able to earn Coins (a trait it does not share with any other Card-Jitsu type) while you are playing.
- Instead of fighting against other ninjas, you are fighting alongside them against a bigger threat.
- It is the only mini-game in Club Penguin to ever have its own public beta testing.
- It is the only Card-Jitsu game to have videos as rewards and other rewards than the Snow Ninja Suit, Snow Gem, and the Card-Jitsu Saga.
- This is the only Card-Jitsu game where you may not necessarily play with players on the same server as you, as this game all connects through the same port, not to a port specific to that server, to make it easier for non-busy servers.
- This explains why there are no game mats at the Snow Dojo.
- This is the only multiplayer game where there must be 3 players to play.
- This is the first game to use the new penguin design.
- This is the first game to have a fixed screen size.
- This is the only Card-Jitsu game where you do not have to defeat Sensei to become the actual ninja. Instead, you must defeat Tusk, Sensei's worst enemy.
- Card Jitsu Snow gets played about 100,000 - 500,000 times each day on both the web, and on mobile.
- Whenever you go to the bridge to play the game, nothing happens, the screen just turns white. This happens very often.
- When you select an element and when you see the waiting page (when you wait for other players, an error shows: "Sorry there was an error matching you with other players. Please try again.". This bug is being fixed and will be fixed soon. This glitch is also on My Penguin.
- When you see the loading page, it loads forever or it shows as an error. It happens often.
- The game starts but it becomes too slow or buggy/glitchy and sometimes stops and you have to log off.
- The game sometimes says "too many players have quit". This is the most common bug.
- During loading, there is a download page that pops out, but when you close the download page, it says that there is an error and you have to either press the "x" or log off. This glitch is quite uncommon for most people.
- When you try to play the game (usually after you have already played it just before) it says you are already logged in, even if you are not.
- Sometimes, when you've picked which ninja type to be in the battle against Tusk, Club Penguin will only pick 1 other ninja, sometimes even no other ninjas.
- After playing a game of Card-Jitsu, your penguin's clothes might randomly disappear (as pictured).
- Sometimes on My Penguin, Tusk becomes invisible and you are unable to click the red target.
- Your percent needed is different from what it says you have at the end of the last game you played.
(Card-Jitsu Saga clips 1-8 included)
Log Off Screens
- Card-Jitsu Fire
- Card-Jitsu Water
- Card-Jitsu Shadow
- Card-Jitsu Party 2013
- Snow Ninja
Card-Jitsu Saga Videos
- Long, Long Ago...
- Training Begins
- Snow Match
- Counter Strike
- Blasted Back
- The Earth Quivered...
- A Broken Tusk
- Tusk's Vow
- Tusk Defeated
- Card-Jitsu Update - What's New Blog
- Tweet by Polo Field
- Beta testing for Card-Jitsu Snow confirmed
- Card-Jitsu Snow Beta
Sources and References