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The Snow Runs Red

rated 3.94 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Multidirectional

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Dec 20, 2010 | 6:13 AM EST

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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!


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!



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

This game was alright. I miraculously had no problems with lag, but the controls and mechanics are what got me. For starters, the cursor (at least, the default Windows cursor) is white. Much like snow. This made it difficult to see where I was supposed to be shooting. Even while the whole screen was red, with all the things that were going on, it was hard to see my cursor anyway. Speaking of shooting, it was very hard to aim due to the fact that I needed to focus on both aiming with the mouse at some obscure location and evading enemies, not to mention positioning myself to fire, since there are only 8 directions!
The upgrade system is nothing new. In fact, it's a step down from most other "hold the line" type games I've played. Typically, there are more upgrades, they cost more to buy, and you can buy a repair for your "tree" or a heal for your character. After roughly round 15 (and that's an estimate), I had maxed out everything and was just seeing how far I could get.
Then I picked up so many 1-ups that, after around half an hour, I'm still going.
Also, the mine launcher was suicide to pick up in the later waves. The range was so short, that you essentially need to close-combat specific enemies in the middle of a lynch mob.
Other than that, I had a bit of fun with it. I think I'm gonna just stop at wave 30, though.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Great idea. Bad execution. Game is basically unplayable due to how bad it starts lagging even around level 8 or 9. Game is already at "low" quality by default yet includes effects such as extra blood and smoke. It is a good idea to allow the user to lower game quality, and to reduce special effects at lower qualities. There is no reason there should be so much blood and smoke particles on the "lowest" quality.

Control needs reworking as well. Mouse is fire, yet you only get 8 directions? 8 directions is fine, but don't use the mouse for fire if you can't shoot in all directions. For 8 directional fire, you should have used WASD for movement and arrow keys for firing.

This could be an excellent game but it needs to be completely reprogrammed. Reduce or eliminate the lag, implement quality options, and fix the control scheme.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

got the winter warrior medal


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

pretty boss.. EXPLODING FAT KIDS nice. The shooting is a little vague.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

This was fun

This had some good action in it, thats what kinda kept me in it, It did get better as it went on though, so had a decent "BUILD-up" to it, was kind of neat, i do like that there was action in it and alot more then i thought, The powerups was pretty fun, made it worth while if you ask me, This was also pretty large in area so it did make for a good action scenes, So all and all this had some nice elements to it even a good quality of "GRAPHICS" and detail to it so notbad at all on those elements, as for some tips on making things better, to be honest i like it as is and thinks it works just fine, so nice job indeed, keep up the decent work especially on this flash.

So as for some helpfull tips as i mentioned, its pretty good as is, had decent graphics, nice animation, and had lots of action so from start to end it was ok.

A fun flash here lots of action, nice graphics and even animation.