Day 711: Elfsquad7

Posted: 2012/10/20 in Indie Games

The title didn’t give me much to go on, but it turns out “Elfsquad7” is a delightful title that, while it has some singleplayer, is perfect for co-op play. The game seems tailor-made for families to play together, and have a blast doing it.

“Elfsquad7” has you trying to save presents by collecting presents. There are lots of characters to choose from, and they have a lot of charm. The controls are fluid and the game is colourful. There are some nice touches along the way (such as a night level), but the game doesn’t focus on ramping things up horrendously as you go.

The game, once beaten, is meant to be replayed (I think) along much the same lines as a child might ask you to re-read a favourite book to them. And just as they would enjoy hearing it again, so to might you enjoy reading it to them again. Probably not something that will appeal to the average hardcore gamer, but worth a look for 80 Microsoft Points.

Here’s what the developer (Tykocom) has to say about the game:

“The North Pole is in trouble and only you can help in ELFSQUAD7. Go solo or team up with your friends and family in a co-op Christmas adventure! Use your skills to stuff Santa’s sac, smash freakish toys, fight Kevin – the haywire toy-building robot, and save Christmas for everyone! Santa needs your help! ELFSQUAD7…ASSEMBLE!”


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