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Christmas Special Update

Postby VideoGameCritic » December 11th, 2020, 3:53 pm

I think I need to update my Christmas Special
https://videogamecritic.com/extras/themes/xmas.htm

It's lacking this 8-bit Xmas 2017 review!
https://videogamecritic.com/nesaa.htm?e=67619#rev5070

Also, shouldn't the Home Alone games be on here?

Finally, I have a holiday game for the Jaguar ready to go.

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Re: Christmas Special Update

Postby Retro STrife » December 11th, 2020, 4:37 pm

Yeah, looks like it was last updated in 2017, so most of the 2017-2019 Christmas reviews are missing, like Santa Claus Saves the Earth, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, etc. etc.

I haven't played the Home Alone games to know if they're Christmas themed like the movies, but in theory it sounds like a good fit.

P.S. If your still looking for new Christmas game ideas, here's a few:

Elf Bowling 1 & 2 (GBA / DS)
Outlaw Golf: 9 Holes of Christmas (Xbox) [you have "Holiday Golf" and "9 More Holes", but not this one]
Disney's A Christmas Carol (DS)
The Grinch (GBC)

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Re: Christmas Special Update

Postby VideoGameCritic » December 12th, 2020, 10:04 am

I don't know how the Christmas Special got so out of date, but I updated it, adding many additional reviews in addition to sprucing it up a little. Check it out!

https://videogamecritic.com/extras/themes/xmas.htm?n=3

I was torn about the ordering of the reviews. I could make it oldest systems to newest, but I think the current "hodgepodge" ordering adds a bit more variety. Thoughts?

Also, will to add additional titles to this as you see fit!

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Re: Christmas Special Update

Postby Breaker » December 13th, 2020, 12:10 am

I think the randomness by system and era is good: I would suggest you order the games by greatest holiday spirit to least. You've already got the candy canes, so just moving them around so that all the 5 cane games are first, then 4, etc, seems like it wouldn't be too difficult. My $0.02.

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Re: Christmas Special Update

Postby Breaker » December 13th, 2020, 12:11 am

I think the randomness by system and era is good: I would suggest you order the games by greatest holiday spirit to least. You've already got the candy canes, so just moving them around so that all the 5 cane games are first, then 4, etc, seems like it wouldn't be too difficult. My $0.02.

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Re: Christmas Special Update

Postby Breaker » December 13th, 2020, 10:29 am

^Sorry for the double post^

Thinking more about it, it might be more of a "countdown to the most Christmasy game" if you ranked them with fewest candy canes first. People may never make it to the bottom of the list if they see the festiveness decreasing as they scroll.

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Re: Christmas Special Update

Postby noah98 » December 13th, 2020, 4:38 pm

I'm surprised you don't own The Grinch for Gameboy Color yet. Such a great Christmas game!

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Re: Christmas Special Update

Postby VideoGameCritic » December 13th, 2020, 6:47 pm

noah98 wrote:I'm surprised you don't own The Grinch for Gameboy Color yet. Such a great Christmas game!


I didn't know about this, but tracking down a copy on ebay now....

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Re: Christmas Special Update

Postby VideoGameCritic » December 17th, 2020, 11:41 am

Might be too late for this year's holiday special, but I just ordered Mean Santa for the Colecovision:

http://www.2600connection.com/features/ ... eancv.html

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Re: Christmas Special Update

Postby Retro STrife » December 18th, 2020, 5:32 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Might be too late for this year's holiday special, but I just ordered Mean Santa for the Colecovision:

http://www.2600connection.com/features/ ... eancv.html


:lol: And the award for Best Homebrew Cover Art Ever goes to...

Def looking forward to that one.


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