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Reviews for "Santa Run 2"

This one star is for keeping me addicted enough to want to finish this game (did it), and for the funny characters and ideas. The missing 4 stars are for commiting almost every level design and game play mistake possible.

Level 3: Almost at the end of the level (taking the shortcut), you have to fall into the unknown, and have to be lucky to not miss the brick. To have a fair chance, you must memorize where that brick is. A no-go for skill games. This happened in too many levels

I'd like to point out what I didn't like, being specific for each level, but you don't let me pause the game. Another minus point. The next things come off my head.

The balloon which floats to the left was a little bit unfair to find, but that was still okay. The bad part was that sometimes it would be stuck for a short time at the narrow passage, without any reason. Non-deterministic pauses in a skill and speed based game.

No easy way to restart the whole game. I figured out that I could do it by Q, then SPACE, but when the time was up, I had to use the mouse. No quick restart possible. Once it even lead me to restart the whole game shortly before I reached the exit, because the Game Over screen gave me a feeling of being blocked.

At one level a balloon floated up and down though another narrow passage, but it also floated just a little bit above the level where Santa ran. You would miss the balloon by just one or two pixels, without being able to notice it beforehand, effectively dying.

Lastly, in the last level, you had to jump out of the car not too early, and not too late, just before reaching the final exit. This is guessing at a pixel level.

Another frustrating design was that you couldn't restart just one level, and the time when you entered it. I get that this is intentional, so it shouldn't weigh into the rating. Still, this fact makes almost every remark I made even worse.

whileworking responds:

Sorry you didn't like it. But the game is about learning the levels and the shortcuts and mastering them within the time limit. Else, it wouldn't be a Santa Run game ;)

Hooray for skill-based games!

I loved Santa Run last year, and this one is great too. I just beat the game, and maybe not many people are submitting their scores, but it looks like only 37 people have beaten the game so far. Not sure if it's really possible to have 40 seconds remaining (I had about 4), but I'm going to keep playing to figure out the last three medals.

whileworking responds:

Go for it! I'm happy you like it!

impossible to win fuck this the first version was easy

One of the best game...it's very funny and santa make me laugh..just by watching it

I loved the previous games, but noticed a problem on the notebook I'm currently using:

If your computer is too slow, the game doesn't skip frames, but slows down as a whole. Except for the timer, which apparently counts realtime instead of frames. Thus, every time your computer lags a bit, it counts against your time.
I wasn't able to finish the game on this computer due to that bug.