A very different flavor of Christmas game. This one juxtaposes the jolly atmosphere and joyous lights with a nightmarish survival-horror scenario. You’ll explore a decorated New York, visiting locations like Carnegie Hall and Central Park completely decked-out for the season, while fighting mutant monstrosities that spawn from people’s rebellious mitochondria. The story is nuts, and it’s all set during Christmas so this game qualifies.
This under-appreciated gem of a game is unknown in America for a reason — it only came out Europe and Japan! That’s a shame, because in this top-down action game, you play as a team of Firemen working to stop a skyscraper blaze on Christmas. It’s a delightful little adventure with Zelda-like gameplay in a high-quality SNES package. If you can find it, this one is highly recommended.
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