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Santa Goes Crazy

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Buried in the Atari landfill for over 30 years and never before released, this Christmas themed game from the early days of Holmade Games is now playable for the first time!

(None of that is true, it's just a fun little tip of our hat to classic arcade games, which just go so well with memories of Christmas time in our minds.)


The North Pole cookie factory is out of control! It's up to Santa to save Christmas!

Avoid the cookies! Turn the tables by munching candy canes to go crazy and score points from eating cookies! But be careful, new cookies are always regenerating from the Cookie House!

Pro tip: Points double the more you eat in a row so GO CRAZY, SANTA!

No quarters required.

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Cool game, I love the graphics and the Pac-Man feel, but I think it needed more detail. When, the player start eating the cookies, I think you don't need to add so many cookie monsters, I think it's too much especially because there is not much candy canes. I like the trees where you can eat them, but I still think the game deserves more details to kill more cookies, go to a different place, have two santas, or even having you fly on a sleigh so you can't die for a while. I don't care which one of those you do, but I just wish there was more detail. Overall, a great game for people who want an extra challenge! Thanks for the game, Holmfry!

Holmfry responds:

Thanks for the review!! :)

Just a Pac-Man clone, eh. This game is way too impossible, not impossible but you have to try real hard and avoid the dotted potatoes. The canes do not spawn that often and the invincibility period does not last. I'm not sure if this is a feature in the game but I wish trees could regrow because once you destroy them you're out of protection. I also feel Santa Goes Crazy is a misleading title, it should've been called something that fits the game, not what happens when he eats a candy cane. However, this does have a nice retro style but I cannot pass for the insane difficulty. Thus I am rating this 3 stars. Half a star off because there's not much of a graphic. I get that this is an Atari game but it wasn't impossible for Atari to have snow. And the rest has to do with what I stated earlier in this review.

Kinda like PAC-MAN except no maze and with christmas flavor!

A game about Santa Claus escaping from potatoes in gay tights. After eating a candy cane he goes mental and eats trees and potatoes. Masterpiece. 11/10 - IGN.

Not bad, like the artstyle and the fake infos! But the game itself is a bit too simple; there should at least be a basic attack to kill cookies one by one, 'cause the canes don't spawn fast enough, IMO. The invincibility period after a cane is also a bit too short to evade well enough.
Still, this was a fun 2 minutes! XD Keep it up!

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2.67 / 5.00

Dec 10, 2015
8:56 PM EST