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Christmas Video Games?

Postby VideoGameCritic » December 5th, 2015, 11:10 am

Recently reposted my Christmas Review Special although it hasn't been updated in three years.

http://videogamecritic.com/extras/themes/xmas.htm

Does anyone know of any other Christmas games I should include in this special? Can't seem to find any others.

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Re: Christmas Video Games?

Postby mbd36 » December 5th, 2015, 11:37 am

James Pond 2

"The game takes place immediately after its predecessor, James Pond. Although Acme Oil Co. has been destroyed by James Pond, Pond's arch enemy Dr. Maybe survived and has retreated to the North Pole where he has taken over Santa's workshop. Dr. Maybe is holding Santa's workers hostage (in most versions of the game they are penguins, in some they are elves), and has turned many of Santa's helpers into his own twisted and dangerous assistants. James Pond is recruited to infiltrate Santa's grotto, free the captive penguins, retrieve the stolen toys for the children of the world, and defeat Dr. Maybe once and for all. This time, however, due to the greater risks involved in this mission, Pond is given a robotic suit and the code name "RoboCod" (a pun on RoboCop). This suit gives Pond superhuman strength and agility as well as enabling him to stretch his midsection almost indefinitely and reach otherwise impossibly high areas."

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Re: Christmas Video Games?

Postby VideoGameCritic » December 5th, 2015, 12:34 pm

I updated the Xmas Special to include James Pond II (Genesis). Thanks mbd36!!

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Re: Christmas Video Games?

Postby SpiceWare » December 5th, 2015, 8:00 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:I updated the Xmas Special to include James Pond II (Genesis). Thanks mbd36!!


Should have added Stay Frosty 2 while you were at it :)

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Re: Christmas Video Games?

Postby VideoGameCritic » December 5th, 2015, 10:32 pm

Absolutely! How did I miss that one??

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Re: Christmas Video Games?

Postby VideoGameCritic » December 6th, 2015, 12:10 pm

Updated the Christmas Special with Stay Frosty 2 and a few new screenshots.
http://videogamecritic.com/extras/themes/xmas.htm

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Re: Christmas Video Games?

Postby PinMike8666 » December 10th, 2015, 3:56 pm

I believe you forgot The Byte Before Christmas on the Atari 2600; I love that homebrew, even when it isn't Christmas season!

BTW, there might be a Christmas Wii game that you might want to consider called "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"; it seems like a solid minigame collection, especially considering decent retail Christmas games are few and far between.

Here's a video of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8bADsLoJd4

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Re: Christmas Video Games?

Postby scotland » December 21st, 2016, 7:02 pm

If you play famiclone carts or those Dreamgear units, you might a game called "Mad Xmas", a game much like Kaboom!, by Nice Code. Santa is up top, flinging presents and such at an elf on the bottom of the screen.

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Re: Christmas Video Games?

Postby Rev » December 23rd, 2016, 5:46 pm

You might look into this game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGD7_icZmr0

Daze Before Christmas for the SNES. It's an import but you might be able to play it on the Everdrive or something. It looks very Christmasy.

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Re: Christmas Video Games?

Postby VideoGameCritic » December 23rd, 2016, 6:21 pm

I am reviewing Daze Before Christmas (SNES reprod) and it's a lot of fun! Really good graphics and tight controls.


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