Friday Flyers: Special Delivery-Santa’s Christmas Chaos

I was quite surprised to find today that according to the awesome Arcade Flyers Archive, no Santa or Christmas arcade game has been spotted, not even a pinball table. Luckily the Atari 32K, Commodore 64, and the Spectrum 48K came to the rescue!

Released to the systems mentioned above in 1984 by Creative Sparks, you try to fill the shoes of Saint Nick himself as he seems to collect gifts dropped by Angels in the sky, then when his bag is full, you land on a rooftop and descend down the chimney while trying to avoid flames racing up the ladders. Once inside the house your work has just begun as you must deliver the presents under the tree while avoiding the children of the house who have been woken up by your clatter, after obtaining the key to the front door you are up and away into the night sky once more…while trying to avoid evil Angels ‘gifts’ and bad weather.

I’ve never played this title for myself but it looks at least interesting to say the least!


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3 thoughts on “Friday Flyers: Special Delivery-Santa’s Christmas Chaos

  1. Tis da season to play Commodore!
    Fa la la la la and all that Jazz!
    Lets all play some cheesy Christmas Game!
    Fa la la la la and all that Jazz!
    pass the whisky cos I am gonna need it for this!
    Fa la la la la and all that Jazz!

    LOL ;D Merry Christmas Mr Sage

  2. Ever play “daze before christmas” for genesis/SNES? It apparently was only released in germany. The gameplay has some unique aspects, although it’s nothing thrilling. The graphics are quite good, but the best part is the music (I especially like the coffe cup/evil santa music).

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