|★ AMSTRAD CPC ★ GAMESLIST ★ SANTA'S CHRISTMAS CAPERS (c) ZEPPELIN GAMES ★|
This little blast was originally released last year but, if you missed it and you are already lamenting the passing of yet anotherChristmas, then pick up this gem and I'll guarantee your spirits will rise immediately.
What's the plot? Well, the dastardly, and extremely mischievous, pixies, have spiked Santa's pudding, laying him out and leaving him unable to deliver all of the presents to the children around the world. This, of course, is where you come in, taking up Santa's reigns and guiding his sleigh through the night skies to keep Santa alive in the hearts of the little children.
Set over three excellent levels, your first job is to get the sleigh up into the sky and get out of Lapland. However, the naughty pixies are determined to stop you and have gathered a host of spare presents to throw at you and slow you down. All the while, you must collect the Santa faces and wine glasses as you fly, as you must use these later as the presents.
Get past the first pixie assault, and you findyourself in the Atlantic Ocean, desperately dodging radar waves. You see, the American scientists do not believe in you, and are searching the skies to track down the person responsible for the hoax. If the radar beams catch you, then everybody will believe that Santa is a fake, so be careful. Again, you must collect the Santa faces and wine glasses as you go, so keep up your concentration, or it could be all over.
If you have managed to make it this far, then you can now move on to the real thing, delivering the pressies! Flying over the rooftops, you must avoid the chimneys, aerials and last year's presents, to make perfect drops, by pressing the Space Bar. Here again, the pixies are out to get you, by throwing flying presents at you. To blow them up, you can use spare presents from your own sack, so get blasting. Watch out for the plum puddings, though, as they will take a couple of hits before disintegrating.
In all, you have six lives and, you just have to succeed, otherwise the pixies will be free to create mischief all the year round. Do your best and keep Santa alive.
Featuring some smart graphics, Santa'sXmas Caper is an absolute joy to play and should keep you glued to your screen for a fair old time, as you battle for Santa's reputation. Well done, Zeppelin, this looks like one of those blasts you can keep re-leasing every year for the Festive Season, with great success.
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L'Amstrad CPC est une machine 8 bits à base d'un Z80 à 4MHz. Le premier de la gamme fut le CPC 464 en 1984, équipé d'un lecteur de cassettes intégré il se plaçait en concurrent du Commodore C64 beaucoup plus compliqué à utiliser et plus cher. Ce fut un réel succès et sorti cette même années le CPC 664 équipé d'un lecteur de disquettes trois pouces intégré. Sa vie fut de courte durée puisqu'en 1985 il fut remplacé par le CPC 6128 qui était plus compact, plus soigné et surtout qui avait 128Ko de RAM au lieu de 64Ko.