Santa’s Xmas Caper by Zeppelin Games


santasxmascapergamePublisher: Zeppelin Games
Developer: Reflective Des.
Release Date: 1990
Code: Duncan Scott Kershaw
GFX: Tynebase Design
Music: Mark Wilson
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 79%
Our Game Rating: 72%
Completed by Brendan Phoenix & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to Download my Crazy Hack file
Start wrapping those gifts and prepare for yet another festive season. Christmas is upon us yet again and so we felt that it was only fitting to have a Christmas flavoured game ending. This game, produced by Zeppelin software, appeared in the later years of the Commodore 64 and didn’t make a massive impact. A fun and festive serving of gaming, this little shoot-em up only contains three very small levels, and so it didn’t really take much to complete it. Unfortunately, my version of the game was corrupted and so it was left to one of the other C64ending Team Members to come up trumps. Fortunately, Brendan was on hand to oblige…
santasxmascaper1
The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: We cheated our way to the end – as well as speeding the game up 1000% in the emulator so that we wouldn’t be bored stiff.
I have also produced a crazy hack for this game that adds various new features, and one of them includes jumping straight to the game ending 🙂 You can download the crazy hack from  http://www.hackersoft.co.uk.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you zap the final boss (flying Christmas trees!), an end of message screen appears, which reads, “CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE DELIVERED ALL THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS PRESENTS !!!! ALL AT ZEPPELIN WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS …!“.
COMMENTS:
Vinny: I’m not really surprised by the lack of ending for this game. The programmers were obviously after a quick win with only producing a three level shoot-em up, and so it was obvious that the ending would follow suit. Saying that, the ending tune is cute.
By the way, make sure you complete the game at Christmas as the game ending message would seem a little strange any other time of the year 😉
FINAL SAY: I wish someone would produce a quality Christmas game for the Commodore 64 (“.)

G.E. RATING: 3 / 10

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