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iPhone App Review: Santa Claus: Operation Save Christmas

iPhone App Review: Santa Claus: Operation Save Christmas

December 12th, 2009 by

Santa Claus: Operation Save Christmas is a Christmas themed game that involves Santa Claus catching presents in his bag. The Grinch has a bunch of presents stored up in a house and throws them into the air for you to catch. This simple game is a family friendly game that allows anyone to play. Catch presents, avoid hammers, beat high scores, and most importantly, save Christmas!

Santa Claus: Operation Save Christmas Pros:

This game is simple yet on the hard level of difficulty it poses a significant challenge. Santa Claus: Operation Save Christmas has endless game play. If you want to play for extended periods of time you can rank among the top in the world or attempt to beat your best score. The player cannot simply get use to the presents that the grinch is throwing but must also avoid the obstacles such as hammers.

Santa Claus: Operation Save Christmas Cons:

This game lacks the attention to graphics that would make it a game worth the money paid. This could use a face lift in the background department to bring it from a game that looks like it was thrown together overnight to a game that is well thought out and developed. Like most games that are endless game play, this game can get boring if played for extended amounts of time. One thing that would help keep this game interesting is if it had a background and/or prize change every once in a while.

I was not impressed with this game and would not bet that most people would pay for the full version after playing the free version. This is, at best, a “cute game” as my wife would call it. It would serve best as a promotional game for a development company to give away for free. One positive thing that I can say about Santa Claus: Operation Save Christmas is that the app functioned fine and did not have any bugs to note.


– Simple game
– Endless game play
– availability to switch levels of difficulty
– Throws in obstacles, like hammers, to avoid


– Cheesy graphics
– Gets Boring
– No level change

I give this a 5/10 for being a “Cute” Christmas themed game that could use a lot of development to improve desirability.


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