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Disney's A Christmas Carol review

AT A GLANCE
  • Variety of minigames
  • Inventive advent calendar puzzles
  • Includes the text of the book
  • No minigames are very well-executed
  • Pointing 'n' clicking is sometimes maddening
  • Scrooge bestowing good cheer on beggars?

Like a mad aunt who sends birthday cards at Easter, we’re a bit late with this festive game, but hey, it’s the thought that counts, right? Disney’s A Christmas Carol (we always thought it was Dickens’, but what do we know?) accompanies the film, and, as the classic story doesn’t lend itself to platforming, it’s a mish-mash of minigames and point ’n’ click puzzles.

The minigames are varied but neither hard or that well-executed; the pointing ’n’ clicking oscillates between obvious and maddening. Scrolling sections have you doing things like bestowing good cheer on beggars. Odd. It’s a packed cart that includes the text of the book as well as ‘advent calendar’ puzzles that unlock in the run-up to Christmas (fiddle with the DS’ internal clock if you must). It’s a bumper festive parcel, but one full of fruit rather than chocolate.

Jan 25, 2010

More Info

Release date: Nov 03 2009 - DS (US)
Nov 06 2009 - DS (UK)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Adventure
Published by: Disney Interactive Studios
Developed by: Sumo Digital
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Comic Mischief
PEGI Rating:
7+

3 comments

  • Pocotron - January 26, 2010 1:58 a.m.

    Well. I'm sure as FUCK glad to know whether I should get this gem of a game. What took you guys so long?
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  • CreeplyTuna - January 28, 2010 11:40 p.m.

    looks like it should be a 1

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