Santa kicks ass
This is one of the better beat-em ups I have seen in a while, especialy one around this time of year. This game succesfully takes the feel of older NES games and repackeges them... with santa!
The graphics are good for 8-bits. From classics elves to Turbo Man to what appears to be Scut Farkus, almost any christmas themed character sems to show their hide atleast once
The sound is ok, it succesfully sounds like something of the 8-bit era, but can get annoying over time. Although this is a minor complaint since you can change the song at free will.
The gameplay is what you'd expect, an NES style beat 'em up, which means that, yes, its challenging. I'm not saying that its too hard to be a problem, just that it takes some time to get used to. Punching and kicking is almsot excatly the same. I guessed that the kick is suppose to have a farther reach, but I havent actualy tooken the time to test it out. Also, oddly enough, the kick gives you less points than the punch (which means those who are playing merely for a spot at the highscores list may want to stick to the punches). I only have few complaints. For one thing, no matter which attack I throw or when I throw it, I always seemed to get hit. Seriously, it seems like no matter how hard you try you're going to get hit either way by atleast one guy (and since the enemies usualy travel in groups of three or for, when you knock two out the other two get in a hit). Another problem with the enemies is the snakes in level 2, they drop down and dash as if they've got diarrhea and the only bathroom is half across the entire factory. And like the other enemies they usualy drop two at a time which means unless your a master jumper you might get hit with atleast one of them. Most enemies are faster than clause so out running any enemy is simply out of the question. Which leads my to my third complaint, Santa is too slow and feels stiff at times (giggidy). Athough these aren't huge complaints, they are rather annoying and sometimes can get in the way.
All in all this is a great game, and I would recommend this to anyone who loves classic NES beat 'em ups and classic NES difficulty.
Nobody likes boomer.. D:
Hah, sweet remake of Kung Fu. That "Game Over" screen both made me laugh and creeped me out a little.
Pretty damned good
Just like described, but funnier on account of the combination of Xmas and asskicking. Final boss isn't exactly a cakewalk either, with his combo kick dealie. Just trying to get the "don't lose any energy" achievements now, and the "kill 10 of each elf type."
On the note of "kill 10 of each elf type," does it have to be done in a single playthrough, or does the amount killed carry over to new games?
It tracks even after you get the game over screen if you start playing again. As long as you don't close the window, you can keep playing until you get the "kill 10 of each elf type" medal. Keep in mind that there are tiny elves too, and even with those, there are a variety of color variations so you'd need 10 kills for each of those variations. Thanks for playing and good luck getting those last few medals!
its a good game but kinda boring its not bad but its not good =/