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Re: Games that get you in the festive spirit

Post by jdanddiet » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:23 pm

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Post by dste » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:13 pm

Secret of Mana when after defeating the frost giant you find out that it's Santa Claus and then Rudolph appears making it all nice and Christmasy.

Super Mario Kart as I still remember unwrapping it on Christmas day and being so very excited about receiving it.
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Post by jdanddiet » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:22 pm

played icewind dale 2 one whole xmas

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mostly red snow in tenchu but i played it a lot one christmas

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Re: Games that get you in the festive spirit

Post by markopoloman » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:38 pm

Fire & Ice on the Amiga - Christmas special.... Quality (but short) game.
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Re: Games that get you in the festive spirit

Post by AmigaJay » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:45 pm

As well as some previously mentioned, I used to love the Xmas special cover disks, I.e Fire and Ice Christmas, ATR Xmas, Lemmings Xmas, Cannon Soccer, Theme Park Xmas, not only were they great to play but obviously very Christmassy and made for the festive season so it made them all the more special and memorable.

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Re: Games that get you in the festive spirit

Post by che_don_john » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:06 am

Robocod and Christmas Nights are the obvious ones, but also Jazz Jackrabbit and Dark Forces II Jedi Knight always put me in the festive spirit simply I played those games during particular Xmas holidays.
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Post by joefish » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:13 am

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:10 am

Quicksilva's The Snowman on the Spectrum can occasionally be frustrating, but I do keep going back to it.
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Post by Timothy Lumsden » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:38 am

Games I got on xmas day are the most festive - triggering the nostalagia gland. Utopia on the aquarius and Blitz on the Vic 20 both occupied the whole of their respective xmas days.

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Post by RetroAerosmith » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:17 am

Home Alone ?

Not sure if theyre censored though. played and dislkied the mega drive and snes versions.

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:10 am

Xmas games!
1993 - Mega Drive II with Sonic 2
1995 - The Lion King
1996 - Sonic 3D
1997 - Batman & Robin on the game.com
1998 - FIFA '98 and Die Hard Trilogy on the cousin's PlayStation
1999 - Puzzle Bobble Mini on the Neo Geo Pocket Color
2001 - Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast

Yeah, any of those.
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Re: Games that get you in the festive spirit

Post by nokgod » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:41 am

Jetpac on the speccy. It transports me back to Christmas 1983 every time i play it! :D
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Re: Games that get you in the festive spirit

Post by Ferret Oxide » Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:13 pm

Santa's Christmas Caper on the Amiga.

I even got it for christmas.

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Post by pforson » Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:30 pm

I always play Duke 3D Christmas Eve, find a safe spot in which to remain still and wait for him to ask "What are you waitng for? Christmas?"
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Re: Games that get you in the festive spirit

Post by greenberet79 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:04 am

Only because these are games I played at christmas -

kevin keegan's player manager (snes)
double dragon (speccy - this got me back into retro gaming one christmas eve about 10 years ago - I got home and my brother had booted up all old games on the Mac - I didn't even know you could still play old games back then!

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