Unless otherwise stated this review is not affiliated with any other website nor has the review been authorised by the copyright company or indiviudal author. As of 17th July 2017 this encompasses every review within ZXSR. If you would like this or any other review removed from this website, please contact the website administrator here.

John Hopper
Arcade: Platform
ZX Spectrum 48K

Other Links

Gwyn Hughes
Chris Bourne

A program arrives at Alpha Omega, featuring Santa Claus. What to do? Wait till Crimble to put it out? Call it Summer Santa and release it in the middle of a heatwave, hoping nobody notices the incongruity? That's more like it!

Even if you swallow the time slip you won't ignore the fact that Jet Set Santa is a flasher! The bearded old sprite flickers like a strobe light in a disco.

Plotwise, it's collect the pressie from the grotto (and theres more grot than 'Oh!' in this game) and deliver it to the stocking. Remember that bit about '...all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...'? Not in this place? It's alive with barking dogs; rampant with wandering whatevers; tedious because you've seen it a thousand times before!

It's insane to release this, even at £1.99, when Mastertronic is offering so much more for the price, but then again, there never was any sanity clause in the software industry.