Snowflakes are collectible gameplay elements in Cut the Rope: Time Travel that appeared in 2014 holiday season. Along with the release of Wild West and The Future epoques, 40 snowflakes were scattered around the levels. After collecting 40 snowflakes with candy, the player was awarded by a special Santa hat for Om Nom. The hat could also be purchased for roughly $1.
Wild West and The Future were released on December 11th, 2013 for iOS, and a month later, on January 16th, 2014, they appeared on Android. However, early versions of iOS release contained only 39 snowflakes: the one in level 1-14 was missing. Therefore, for some time players were unable to complete the objective and get the Santa hat.
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