Were you a resident of colder climes and denied the most basic of amenities, clubbing flightless birds for sport would be a justifiable way of passing the time. However, here in milder latitudes we can entertain ourselves without needing to resort to such practices. So, while the whipping boys of this tongue-in-cheek collection of winter sports clearly enjoy being dropped from the sky, thrown down mountains and hit for six across ice sheets, we must admit to being left a bit cold by the experience.
Not that you should take the game too seriously, of course. Clearly the intention of the developer is for you to be pissing yourself as you take control of Yeti and slide down icy slopes, whacking little Pingu as far as possible. We did have a chortle at the graphics, which despite offering a decent sense of speed, are as barren and bland as the landscape they emulate. Plus, every time the theme tune cuts in - think DJ Otzi meets Crazy Frog - the hilarity is cruelly cut short.
Given the fact that Yetisports is based around a collection of browser-based games that have - according to publisher JoWooD - attracted some 100 million humans to play them, this game is chronically dull and lacking any kind of lasting appeal. However, given that it was designed primarily for use with the PlayStation 2 EyeToy, perhaps we shouldn't be too shocked at the limited gameplay on offer. But then, even if the game were compatible with a PC webcam, we can't imagine it being much good. So, if you must indulge in cheap winter fun, try slipping some ice cubes in someone's underpants.