Daze Before Christmas
GenesisChristmas themed games, as I quickly discovered, are few and far between. The majority of commercially/professionally released ones are holiday packs or freeware demos of existing titles, given as either a "Happy Holidays!" from the developers, or for a little extra money. The rare exception is this title, made by Sunsoft and released around X-Mas 1994. I remember Sunsoft from Batman for the NES, and then a streak of kid's games for the Genesis like Aero the Acrobat. This game offers no exception to their new image, but the skill and artistry of their craft is readily apparent.
GenesisThis game does enough things right that for the most part, you'll likely enjoy yourself while playing it. Recommended.
GenesisAlthough it plays like gazillions of other platformers, the general feel of the game remains unique and joyful. The Christmas theme could have been better expressed through the graphics, but it is still quite fun to jump and run through the game and hum along with the cheery music. A negative side about it being seasonal is that it just doesn't fit as well during summer, but hey, that's just something that has to be the way it is. I think they could have put more time into making this game more original, harder and pretty-looking. Being as decent as it still is, Daze Before Christmas doesn't annoy me with bad hit detection or poor jumping dynamics which is so common in platformers. So it is suitable to pick up and play at least once per year, even though its company sibling Panorama Cotton undoubtly remains as the favourite rarity and should be the premier choice for all the collectors out there.
SNESNervige Passagen, bei denen man ewig auf ein Beförderungsmittel wartet, und der selbst für Kinder zu leichte und in den Schlaf wiegende Schwierigkeitsgrad sollten auch den letzten Santa Klaus-Fetischisten fern halten, oder wie steht es so schön in der Anleitung "Wird es ein schönes Weihnachtsfest geben, oder warten nur Schrecken und Enttäuschung auf die Kinder? Es liegt ganz bei Dir!". In diesem Sinne, frohe Weihnachten.