Christmas Games

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Christmas Games

Post by MatthewThompson » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:07 pm

Does anyone know of any decent (or not so decent) Christmas games for the BBC ? the only one I can remember commerically was Santa's Delivery from Tynesoft, and a number of Electron User type-in's , Santa's Sleigh was one.

Anybody know of any others? maybe there was some PD, Shareware ones as well?

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Post by mjforbes » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:32 pm

A quick scan over my collection of images gives these two - "Santa" by Icon (awful game, and I can't figure out how to descend the ladders), and a collection of rubbish from Micro User, optimistically entitled "Christmas Crackers" ...

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Post by MatthewThompson » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:08 pm

Thanks for the reply, i'm pretty sure that Santa by Icon and Santa's Delivery by Tynesoft are the same game, i'd have to check but i'm sure I read somewhere that was the case.

That Micro User Yuletide disc rings a bell, I'll give that a go later, i'm sure it will bring back some memories.

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Post by MatthewThompson » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:11 pm

mjforbes wrote:A quick scan over my collection of images gives these two - "Santa" by Icon (awful game, and I can't figure out how to descend the ladders), and a collection of rubbish from Micro User, optimistically entitled "Christmas Crackers" ...

Enjoy (maybe)

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It's the A and Z keys which move you up and down the ladders, I had a go at the game and it's exactly the same as Santa's Delivery from Tynesoft, it's potenially a good game but too hard and all too easy to fall off the roofs.

I had a look at the Christmas Crackers ssd is there not a disc menu or am I missing it ? as it did nothing with a shift/break?

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Post by mjforbes » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:42 pm

There's no menu on "Xmas Crackers" - just CHAIN the program you require.
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Post by ivor_the_injun » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:53 pm

There were two very good Electron User type-ins in the same Christmae issue:

Santa On The Tiles and Santa's Dilemma

http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/mags/eu/cats/eu5_03.html

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Post by sa_scott » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:17 pm

Hmmm... good Christmas games. Well, I can't vouch for all of them, but here are some (well, all of them) from The Micro User.

Revenge of the Snowmen (December 1989) - 2 player game, must throw snowballs at your opponent. Game isn't too bad.

Here are some others:
Santa (December 1983) - I suspect due to its age, this will be rubbish!
Christmas Box, Santa's Sleigh (December 1986) - could be the same as described earlier.
Santa's Slip Up (December 1991) - no idea about this one.

I don't have disc images of these unfortunately, but its a starting point :-)

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Post by Dave_E » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:18 pm

Don't forget to fire up Dan Pugh's Funky Yuletide and Melwyn Wright's famous Musical Snowmen Demos too!!

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Post by streaks » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:14 pm

For me, XMAS+BEEB = Repton 3 Xmas Maps. I dunno if it was ever distributed because I have a feeling my dad made it, harhar.. (It was Santa-ish, not just the 40 Screens arctic maps..)

Apart from that I remember a xmas program which was just a snowy scene and music. We'd actually ask our dad to put it on at xmas. But I wasn't a Dickensian cynical husk back then. :P I wonder if it's doing the rounds online. I think the snow settled on the ground and the level slowly rose up...? Those were the days.
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