Santa has to send presents to more people than ever... thankfully he's got a UFO to help him get around faster. But these flying candies keep getting in the way! Throw gifts at the candies to pop them and collect coins. You can spend coins to buy upgrades and blast even more candies! Will you make it to the ultimate upgrade??
For an extra challenge, try completing a run without letting any candies escape through the top of the screen!
up / down / left / right: movement
Z / C / (O): drop presents
left / right: select item
Z / C / (O): buy item
X / V / (X): skip buying an item (save up those coins for next time!)
About the PICO-8 Advent Calendar
This winter another group of PICO-8 elves has worked hard to release a shiny new toy each day until the 25th of December. Check out the PICO-8 Advent Calendar 2019 every day for a new surprise! https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=36076
There's even more festive fun waiting on last year's calendar! https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=32388
This is the most common candy seen in the skies of UFO Earth. After an incident at Confection Production Facility 97, thousands of peppermints were launched into low earth orbit. Santa's UFO is tough enough to ram these without taking any damage, and a few solid hits with a gift will shatter these mints into dust.
UPDATE: Dec 2 2199 - Extremely large mints have been spotted on radar in the upper mesosphere. Be on guard and throw as many gifts as you can at these large mints. --Rolf, North Pole Recon Unit
The Council of Commercial Confectioners attempted to remedy the CPF-97 disaster by launching denser spearmints into orbit to break up the peppermints. The plan backfired. Spearmints and peppermints happily coexist in the upper atmosphere, and now the dense spearmints provide a more challenging obstacle for pilots.
Occasionally orbital mints get pulled into arctic storm systems. Most of these mints get pulled out of orbit and crash land in Upper New Canada, but occasionally they are launched back into orbit and become another obstacle for UFO pilots to navigate around. These mints are transformed by the ice and hail, and take on a refreshing wintergreen flavor. Try destroying these mints for a cool blast of refreshment.
NOTE: Santa, I found this file on the New Canadian Intelligence Force's network. Not much info here, but you might encounter these on your route. --Ernesto, North Pole SIGINT
First discovered in [REDACTED], flying in airspace above [REDACTED]. Appear to be composed of [REDACTED]. Extremely dense, tests have shown they can only be shattered by [REDACTED].
At first I thought this was a tweet. And then I was NO WAY !
This is epic. PLEASE add a save-game option between levels as I see you have power-ups between.
I've never played a shooter like this where the shots continue to be effective as long as they don't hit the ground.
Makes for some interesting pachinko-style action.
Starred AND Favorited !
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