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Minecraft Beta 1.9 Pre-Release Review | NPC Villagers, Snow Golems and More

minecraft 1.9 npc villager

Well the Minecraft 1.9 Pre-Release is out and much sooner than any of us (ie, me) expected. It’s an exciting release, with the most notable addition being NPC villagers in the game. Let’s start with them and move onto the other interesting additions like snow golems, new marsh biomes, lily pads, and netherblocks later on.

Click here to read more and see screenshots from the Minecraft 1.9 Beta Pre-Release!

Download The Minecraft 1.9 Pre-Release

The Minecraft 1.9 pre-release is out now, and with it come actual NPC villagers for your NPC villages. lily pads, snow golems, ruins in the Nether (ie, an actual reason to go to the Nether) and so much more!

Download Minecraft 1.9 Pre-Release here!

1.9 includes:

  • New mobs
  • Villager
  • Magma Cube
  • Snow Golem
  • Mooshroom
  • Blaze
  • New blocks
  • Netherrack Bricks
  • Netherrack Stairs
  • Netherrack Fence
  • Lily Pad
  • New items
  • Blaze Rod
  • Ghast Tear
  • Nether Wart
  • Gold Nugget
  • New generated structures
  • Nether Ruins
  • New Bugs
  • Biome tinting is too harsh between regular water and swamp water, rather than blending.
  • Can no longer jump repeatedly by holding a key
  • Snow golems do not take fall damage

New Minecraft Mob: Snowmen (Snow Golems)

The secret of the latest new official Minecraft mob is out, and guess what? It’s a suicidal snowman. Seriously. The cute little snowman shown in the picture above will playfully throw snowballs at whatever comes near it, including creepers and spiders, which then turn on it and attack it. The snowman mob will be craftable, so you can build your own snowmen in minecraft. Don’t get too attached to your little snow friend though, they seem to have very short lifespans by design. If they’re not taunting dangerous mobs to attack them, they’re melting in hotter biomes. On the plus side, they do spread snow as they walk, so you should find it relatively easy to track them on their journey of self-destruction.

EDIT: Notch, in all his notchiness, has decided that they should be called snow golems, probably on account of the fact that you create them from inanimate matter and breathe life into them mysteriously.

Minecraft Adventure Update Game Guide (Pre-Release)

The Minecraft 1.8 pre-release is here, and it is far more beautiful than I had been lead to believe, with some shiny new options even the most excitable and rabid Mniecraft pundits didn’t see coming. Here’s a run down of all the new stuff I’ve found in the Minecraft 1.8 pre-release, which includes two distinct game modes (creative and survival), field of vision settings and mobs that run away when you try to kill them for food.

Click here to read more and check out Minecraft 1.8 Pre-Release Screenshots! (Also answers to questions like, how can I fly in creative mode?)