What could cause someone to "snap" after
hundreds of years of generosity?
Was it the blatant commercialization of
Christmas, with cheap decorations displayed in stores well before
The threatened unionization of the elves?
Or perhaps international regulators who banned
reindeer propulsion because the flatulence of nine reindeer was damaging
the ozone layer?
Or was it just one naughty child too many?
Whatever the reason, Santa Claus has gone over
to the dark side, and this Christmas won’t be the usual season of good
will toward men.
“Maybe the children of the world would learn to
appreciate the important things in life if they didn't spend Christmas
focused on shiny new toys,”
Santa stated earlier this year. “Maybe this
year, Santa will take away presents instead of delivering them...”
Instead of leaving lumps of coals in the
stockings of the naughty children, Santa has decided to teach them a
and no bad weather or guard dogs are going to
get in his way.
And he’s asked for your help in executing his
Combining gameplay elements from
the homebrew Atari 2600 game MEAN SANTA , this holiday-themed game is now available for the
Odyssey2 / Videopac game systems. MEAN SANTA! was released on
December 1, 2016.
The Atari 2600 version
was originally released in 2009and quickly sold out. Tim Duarte designed the
The Odyssey2 / Videopac version has been programmed by Rafael Cardoso.
Tim Duarte is handling
production cartridges, manuals, labels, and order fulfillment.
A limited run of 100
cartridges of MEAN SANTA! will be produced that are compatible with both NTSC
and PAL systems.
An 8-page Odyssey2-style manual is also included.
Artwork for the label and manual was created and designed by Rafael
We were proud to sponsor a High Score Competition for
the Odyssey2 / Videopac. The contest ended December 1, 2016
The game to achieve the high score in was HAPPY BIRD! Picture of your high scores
were sent in.
The highest score the grand prize. The grand prize is cartridge serial
# 1 of 100 of MEAN SANTA !
Programmer Rafael Cardoso has created a special
version of HAPPY BIRD! that works with emulators.
So even if you do not own the fine game HAPPY BIRD! on cartridge,
you can download the version and play the game for free!