Santa Claus in Trouble Demo
Whenever Christmas rolls around, children from all over the world anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus, who brings them presents and makes the holiday feel special year after year. In case they get too anxious, they can play a fun video game instead and get to play as Santa themselves, as well as help him deliver the presents in a timely fashion.
Basic platformer mechanics with a Christmas twist
Santa Claus in Trouble is a fun platformer in which you have to help Santa make the children happy and deliver the presents in time for Christmas. Naturally, since there are so many kids around the world, he gets into trouble and needs your help to finish the job. By directing him around with the mouse and keyboard, you must jump over obstacles and pick up the presents along the way.
As far as the actual mechanics are concerned, the game is a pure platformer, which means that the gameplay revolves around your ability to jump from platform to platform and avoid falling in the pit below. Thanks to the 3D graphics engine, you can rotate the camera as you wish and view the character from every angle, to make it easier to direct him properly toward the next ledge.
Pleasant graphics and plenty of levels
As you progress further and further, the levels themselves get more complicated and harder to complete, because the environment is always working against you. Thus, the pits become wider and you can run into trouble if you do not execute the jumps properly. In addition, there are more than enough levels to last you for a while, although none of them are too difficult to finish after you get used to the mechanics.
Visually, the game uses the brightest colors in order to attract the desired audience, which is mostly small children. Thus, beside the fact that Santa is dressed in red and the presents are vividly colored to make them easy to distinguish, the rest of the environment is not all that detailed, other than the complete blackness that surrounds the platforms and the scattered Christmas trees.
A generic Christmas title
Overall, Santa Claus in Trouble does not aim to reinvent the genre or come up with any new gimmicks in the process, since its purpose is to make children happy and keep them occupied for a while. Thanks to the easy controls and the colorful graphics, that goal is thoroughly achieved.