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Play through 5 different games, all connected as one in this Christmas extravaganza of a game.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all, we present this game as our present to you.

****If the game LAGS, press "q" to change the quality (in game only)****

UPDATE v1.1! Made a small adjustment to the trophies menu so you can see what you need to do to earn a trophy, just rollover the ? (also grayed out the ? icon)

Can you earn all the trophies? That's the real challenge of the game. It saves the ones you earn though, so don't feel obligated to earn them all in one sitting (Although you need to play the game all in one sitting, you can pause by pressing "p")

I recommend lowering the quality if you're on a slower computer. Press 'q' in game.

This is my first big AS3 game. It was both a pain and a joy to code.

Enjoy, and Merry Christmas.

Reviews


RedDawnRedDawn

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wow! Go, Nutcracker, go!

Well, I said I was looking forward to this game, so thank you for not disappointing me! Not only did you manage to get this thing completed and published before Christmas, but the game is very well done! I wasn't kidding last time when I said you could have a future in the gaming industry! This is GREAT!

For the most part, I loved this game, and the positive aspects of it are:
#1. I'm a huge fan of "The Nutcracker," so I loved the theme of this game and I'm also glad you chose the music from the play/ballet/movie to be used in the game. Every song chosen for the game is perfectly suited to the level it's used in. You have good taste!
#2. These graphics are also of a very high quality. Good character design and very nice backgrounds.
#3. The pre-loader is very interesting and manages to keep the player entertained for the few minutes it takes the game to load.
#4. I didn't come across a single bug in the game, so kudos to you for that!
#5. You have different levels so it's not just the same thing over and over again. It would take a long time to get bored of this game. I was a little surprised not to see a boss at the end of every level, though. That might make things even more interesting and challenging.
#6. Unlike other games where you get hit several times and you're dead as fast as that, this protagonist can actually survive taking a few smacks. That's what a real hero is all about! I love it!
#7. It's obvious that a LOT of work went into this project, and believe me, it shows!

The only negative things I could say about this game are:
#1. It doesn't really make sense to me that the Nutcracker Prince is fighting toys in the first level because he's the prince of Toyland. I think it would be more appropriate for him to be fighting rats or other nasty creatures. That's the fanatic in me talking, though!
#2. The falling level is a nightmare. There are times when there is absolutely NOTHING you can do to avoid getting hit. Providing a challenge is one thing, but you should always provide your players with a window of opportunity to avoid taking damage, no matter how small.
#3. The horse is a little too fast to see what you're doing sometimes (but I did like this level).
#4. I think it needs a better ending. Sorry, but that's how I feel. I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't already played/finished the game, but the current ending is so sad and it seems like you're being punished for winning the game as opposed to rewarded.


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For all you abusive reviews, THIS is how you write a constructive review.

Merry Christmas.


enduserstudiosenduserstudios

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I loved the game!

I loved the game but it was very hard... I enjoyed the animation and all the graphics but it could have easily been made better by shorting the chapters. I figured they were as long as the are so the could be synced with a recording of the Nutcracker, right?

Good Game,
End User Studios



fuzzyclockfuzzyclock

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

GOOD but

this game is very fun but the leaf level and the horse level are way to hard so i couldne beat the game the two things bad about them is the fact that there are alot of double hurdles where there is two right nex to each other and that makes them impossable to jusp and in the leaf level there is so many enemies that that level takes down half of your life bar whiche screws you over cause you need it for the horse level whitch prob oblt takes dow half of you life bar other than that i enjoyed the game very much so 4/9



BrainGigBrainGig

Rated 3 / 5 stars

too lengthy

one round takes too long, and the game is really too challenging. i haven died, but i played til the second round and i got bored.
the graphic is okay.. true, is abit laggy as u said.
wanted to giv a 3 as the game aint fun, but i guess i shud giv u credits for the graphic and animation.


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BigDaddyBooyakaBigDaddyBooyaka

Rated 5 / 5 stars

cool

gj i liked it. good variety of gaming. and i really liked the load screen.. lol. fun to play with