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NO TREE FOR ME 10 Points Survive an entire level with a dead tree
GET A LIFE 25 Points Collect tree extra lives during a single game
KID KILLA 25 Points Kill each type of kid at least 5 times
25 AND STILL ALIVE 50 Points Survive to level 25
AMMO KABLAMO 50 Points Max out Mrs. Claus' ammo capacity
BLOODY MESS 50 Points Survive 15 levels without dying once
GIMME GIMME 50 Points Max out the gift drop rate of your tree
HEALTHY HEART 50 Points Max out Mrs. Claus' hit points capacity
TREE HUGGER 50 Points Max out your tree defenses
WINTER WARRIOR 100 Points Max out all four upgrade categories

Author Comments

Here's a bloody fun Christmas holiday surprise for all our chums here on Newgrounds!

It is the year 2020 and the spoiled children of the world have gotten greedier with each passing year. Santa couldn't take it anymore, so he killed himself and now all the children are raiding the North pole to find out why there aren't any Christmas presents this year. Santa may be gone, but Mrs. Claus is still alive and she's EXTREMELY PISSED OFF at how all the kids couldn't give a damn about her late husband. Now, the time has finally come to make the children pay the ultimate price for being on the naughty list!

CONTROLS:

Arrow Keys / WASD = Move
Mouse = Aim
Left Click / Space = shoot
P = Pause Game
M = Mute

***NOTE*** We've now set it so the game gets exponentially more difficult. Once you've collected all the medals and made it past level 25, see how long you can last and compete for the high scores, because the enemies will get much stronger and faster from that point onward!

Hope you all have a great holiday season and thanks for playing our game! Big thanks to Tom and Newgrounds for the continued support of our game projects! Have fun painting the snow red!

Reviews


monpekokeromonpekokero

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Pretty good but.......

The the thing about being able to aim with the mouse is i was hoping for full circle aiming not just the compass directions. Other than that what better way to spend christmas than watching kicking the crap out of kids with almost every recognizable weapon known to man.



sliver321123sliver321123

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Enjoyable.

I enjoyed the 8-bit music, I thought it was actually rather well done. It sounded genuine, like it was written during that time as opposed to what amounts to parody with how people approach it these days.

Also, here's Morien18 coming in once again to say that videogames mirror our tendencies.
Its hilarious that someone "older" or in a "seat of power" has such a childish viewpoint on a matter like this.

Talk about cliches.



Morien18Morien18

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Morien's Review of Doom. Or something.

Alright, this is gonna be a lengthy one, for I feel there's a lot to say for this game.

This is the basic outline of what I think makes a game good.

Visuals - how a game looks, usually focusing heavily on artistic design.
Audio - Sound effects and broad use of music that fits the theme.
Gameplay - the feel of the game, as well as how easy/difficult it becomes to maneuver your character.
And most importantly, Creativity - How original your ideas were, and how they would compare to other titles.

Now that we know the outline, let's hit these topics in more detail.

Visual Pros: It's quite nicely made. Interesting use of proportions, and the stage design is quite good. The Ms. Claus character as well as the children were nicely done, and a splendid job on making sure they all weren't just one kid design used over and over. Done by someone who definitely knows how to use pixels.

Visual Cons: While there were nice visuals, there wasn't a whole lot to visualize. Maybe as you progressed through the levels, there'd be a change throughout the whole level, you know? To leave something like a stage as static as that only leads to boredom.

Audio Pros: Nice job on making 8-bit renditions of some classic christmas songs. nice touch for a game like this.

Audio Cons: While you did a great job with the three songs... there's only three songs, and they're quite repetitive. Maybe some more songs would've done nicely with the progression, seeing as the difficulty rises up a notch, why not the music?

Gameplay Pros: For an overused style of control scheme for online games, the mouse and keyboard combo tends to give people the feel as if they were playing something like Team Fortress 2 or something along that genre, therefore being a somewhat effective tool.

Gameplay Cons: Although the mouse and keyboard control scheme is nice, it definitely needed some work. maneuverability was somewhat of a bitch when it came to being surrounded by the enemies. The only thing that balances out and keeps this game from falling flat on it's face is the fact that you could move through your enemies.

Creativity Pros: For a christmas game, it does alright. One of my personal favorites was the actual unmentioned purpose of the tree (the sole source of all your extra weapons). But I'm afraid there's a lot I wanna nitpick about when it comes to creativity.

Creativity Cons: As i played, I saw nothing but cliches left and right. It was almost sickening. A massacre at the North Pole? CLICHE. A dark, gritty christmas story? CLICHE. A bunch of little snobby brats who need to be taught a lesson? CLICHE. And my least favorite one; A large, slow moving enemy that tends to explode into harmful pieces under a certain event? CLICHE. Sadly, Creativity was hit pretty hard in this case. Some of these ARE forgivable, but some other things just make it too much like an attempt to make your own version of somebody's awesome idea (Ooooh, vampires? let's make my own version of them who sparkle in the sun!).

I can forgive the story, but certain elements just frankly pissed me off. Why children? It could've been soulless agents who wanted to ruin christmas for the kids so they can keep focusing on school, or even monsters, but no. You chose children. Some people can tolerate that and see it as "Just a game." But those who tend to be old, and sometimes in a seat of power, get freaked out and concerned for the direction we're going for making games like this.

If there's anything I've outgrown, it's those large exploding enemies that people seem to overuse nowadays. IT DOESN'T SURPRISE US ANYMORE! We see a fat thing walking around in a game (or in real life, if you're an asshole like me), we KNOW it's going to explode. Hell, I'd be satisfied if you used some scrawny emo kid who exploded into dark energy or something! At least I'd be surprised at that point.

So, here's where you stand.
Visuals: 4/5
Audio: 4/5
Gameplay: 4/5
Creativity: 3/5

Overall, a very splendid game, but overused elements tend to keep people from second guessing what happens next.

Review by:
Morien.


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ZachOroszGamesZachOroszGames

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Fun as hell

Got all the medals and played through my last life and I have to say that this game keep me playing to the end. The one thing that bugged me though was that the aiming was a little tough to master.


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abyss776abyss776

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Awesome!

This game is pretty fun. Those kids definitely got what was coming to them haha. I like the different weapons you can get in the game. Rocket Launcher = pure win.

The only issue I had was the aiming system. You could either aim straight ahead or diagonally which leaves these annoying blind spots that you have to maneuver around to hit some of the kids. That made it a little frustrating at points.

All in all, it's a pretty good game.


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