Christmas is on the way! It’s time to adorn the tree with dazzling lights, bust out the obligatory TV specials, and gobble festive treats faster than the chef in your family can put them down. More importantly, it’s a precious opportunity to ditch your routine and bask in the company of those you hold dearest.
There might not be snow banks to leap into depending on your geographic coordinates, but video games under a blanket can provide fun with 100 per cent less mess (barring severe eggnog mishaps). It wouldn’t be Christmas at DDNet without our requisite list of games to keep you warm and cozy for the holidays. Each day until Christmas, we’ll highlight a title that’s perfect for passing the time, bonding with friends, or stuffing in your buddy’s stocking.
Join us on this 24 day adventure as we count down to the most wonderful time of the year. Merry Christmas!
Game #7: Pixel Puzzle Collection
The Christmas games we’ve listed thus far are all well and good, provided you have the funds to procure them. In this time of gift shopping, though, it’s difficult to remain Scrooge McDuck. Konami has everyone (Android and iOS owners, in other words) covered with a trip down memory lane that costs zilch. Famous characters and vehicles from classics such as Gradius, Castlevania, Contra, and Frogger all appear as picross/nonogram puzzles. Better still, the less touted franchises like Tokimeki Memorial get their time in the limelight too.
Finding logic puzzles on a digital store is nothing groundbreaking these days, but it’s all about the Konami touch here. The game builds suspense by telling you a genre or theme for the image you’re about to solve. For those intimately familiar with the company’s IPs, there’s a sense of wonder associated with each puzzle much like unwrapping a gift.