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Santa's Xmas Caper (ZX Spectrum)

Santa's Xmas Caper ZX Spectrum Load screen

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Description

A Christmas-themed horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up. Santa is attempting to make his annual gift-delivering journey while battling renegade pixies. As Santa and Rudolph journey over seasonal landscapes, the pixies attack with presents and bombs. Santa can retaliate by throwing his own presents at them. The game is divided into three main sections: Lapland, the Atlantic Ocean, and present delivering.

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Santa's Xmas Caper ZX Spectrum I get to shoot snowballs to clear a very busy screen
Santa's Xmas Caper ZX Spectrum That collection of small white circles is what's left of Santa after a crash.
Santa's Xmas Caper ZX Spectrum Level completed!
Santa's Xmas Caper ZX Spectrum Game over

Alternate Titles

  • "Santa's Christmas Capers" -- In-game title

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Your Sinclair Jan, 1992 14 out of 100 14

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Other games

Another game, also named Santa's Xmas Caper and with a title screen identical to the Commodore 64 version, was released by the same company for DOS and Amiga some time later. However, that game is different; it is a side-scrolling platform game.
Kabushi (126963) added Santa's Xmas Caper (ZX Spectrum) on Dec 17, 2005
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