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