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Dec 11, 2005 | 2:00 PM EST
  • Daily 3rd Place December 12, 2005

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Christmas Combat: seasonal characters battle it out in a classical 2D 1 vs 1 beat 'em up!

Controls: Arrow keys to move, A and S to punch, Z and X to kick, A + S for special when charged.

Each character has strengths and weaknesses.

This game marks the debut of gavD's new Versus Effect 1 on 1 fighting game engine. You cannot change the controls in Jingle Ballistics, but future VE games will have this facility.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars July 2, 2013

I was interested in seeing what kind of game this would be. I thought it could be a defense game, but it's a fighting one. Here's the thing I don't like. It just comes off as too generic for me at times. There doesn't seem to be a lot going on with the designs. I still appreciate the Christmas theme.

Something about the voice used here just made me laugh. I think it is kind of interesting the way they fight. If only I could know which Santa I am. It does have a cute overtone to it. If you're a fan of these kinds of games, you should check it out.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars December 13, 2005

Pretty nice

Really nice done and all, only thing that bothered me was that the bots could always counter faster than you.

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gavD responds:

That's how the AI works, I wrote it so that it will generally counter attacks at close range.. You can beat it using cheap moves, e.g. Elf jumping attacks and Santa's F+LP, F+LP, HP combo


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars December 12, 2005

Pretty cool game in the works

In my opinion this isn't so much a "good game" as "the start of a great game". It seems incomplete and underdeveloped. Given how few sprites were needed for each character, it seems like there should have been more. Also, the scripting could have used a little more touching up. At one point the character jumped over me, and I couldn't seem to turn around to face him again no matter what I pressed. So he continually beat me in the back, initiating one of the gayer moments in fighting game history. Still, it's a very likeable game with a very untouched theme for its genre. I'm interested to see more.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars December 12, 2005

It's a good game

The problem I have is the computer is too damn good. It's just not fun for me. Maybe it's because I never was any good at fighting games, but my every attack is countered. If you're good at playing it this would be a great game.

gavD responds:

Try attacking at slightly longer range - sometimes the computer doesn't get close enough to do damage. Also try Elf - he's the fastest character and has an aerial projectile attack...


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars December 12, 2005

good stuff

lol its a good game it just needs more like more characters or if you can bring weapons in.

gavD responds:

We could have added more stuff, but we decided simple was best in this game.