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Review: Santa's Run

December 13, 2009 , Posted by App-reciation Reviews at 10:02 PM

Category: Games

Price: $ 0.99
Requirements: iPhone or iPod touch, OS 2.2.1 or later

What's good: Skee-Ball and Ramp Champ are some of the more popular games in the iTunes Store, and we've come across a good several apps that try to copy the style and pass it off as an original idea. With Santa's Run, though, it's an entirely different story. The innovative minds behind this early holiday present created a completely unique Christmas-themed game where, instead of balls, you toss presents down chimneys and into doorways of various houses waiting for their share of Santa's surprise. Travel the world and get those red-wrapped gifts delivered - find the correct range, flick in the appropriate angle, and try to shoot the required number of goodies into houses positioned in varying distances. To make things even more challenging, you'll need to take into account the presence of wind, which alters the course of thrown objects depending on its power and direction. This game is largely based on precision and skill - it's definitely no easy task to master! Of course, once you do, you'll breeze through Asia, Europe, the Islands, and the U.S. in 'Around the World' mode and go on to prove your gift-tossing prowess in 'Endless Delivery.' The bright colors and cheery soundtrack will put you in a festive mood as you try your best to be Santa's biggest helper this season! With just a few days until Christmas, this one's definitely a must-have app - and it's one heck of a great gift from Broken Thumbs Apps at just $ 0.99!

Suggestions for improvement: The game shows a good deal of polish, but we weren't particularly fond of the font choices. It would be great if more locations were added, and some variation in gameplay for each to make things more interesting.

Graphics - 4.5/5 Creativity - 5/5 Gameplay - 4.5/5 Controls - 4.5/5
App-reciation - 4.5/5

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