Weekend Download №256
Because it's December and everybody likes Christmas stuff (I SAID EVERYBODY!), we've got a couple of quick holiday-themed games to get you in the cheer. Or to make you even grumpier, it's your choice!
Pen Pen Xmas Olympics (Windows, free) - After delivering all the presents, Santa and his elves along with the residents of Ice Town hold the Xmas Olympics. This event involves you helping out the little penguin Pen Pen so we can qualify for the skiing events, including downhill slalom, coin collecting, star sprite releasing, and more. It's the sort of arcade game that will have you laughing at the crazy spills you get into, but when you finally manage to win, it feels awesome.
The Night Before Christmas (Windows/Mac, free) - Time to deliver presents! Playing as Santa, grab all the gifts and place them by the tree, keeping your tummy full of food so your stamina stays high. If too many kids are up at once you'll be found out, so zap them with a sleepgun to send them back to slumberland. It's a simple arcade-style game that plays like an old handheld LCD game from olden times, what with that annoying elevator that's always where you don't need it to be.