Get into the festive spirit with this seasonal game for the CPC by Alastair Scott
IT is a hard life these days. Employers want qualifications and Santa will lose his job if he cannot produce some, leaving everybody without presents on Christmas Day. Eating the goodies that are left beside fireplaces each year has taken its toll as well - Santa is getting stuck going down chimneys. Our practical friend has decided to take care of both problems by brushing up on his arithmetic and losing weight at the same time.
The challenge in Santa Claus Kidz is a maze with sacks of presents scattered around. Santa has to rush about collecting as many sacks as possible. Each has a number printed on it, and the total at the top middle of the screen is altered depending on the number and what arithmetic sign is at the top left. For example, if the bag is numbered 9, the current total is 13 and the sign is +, the new total would be 22 (9 + 13). Once the total exactly matches the target score at the top right of the screen, Santa gives out some of his presents and moves on to the next level.
To add to his troubles, Santa was forced to park his sleigh on double yellow lines before entering the maze. The police have seen it, and are towing it away. They take two minutes to do this. If Santa matches the target score before the sleigh vanishes, he can get it back and continue the game. If he doesn't...
Control Santa using the cursor keys or a joystick. And have a very Merry Christmas!