Submitted:|| 1st March, 2008
Genre:|| Role Playing Game
Edited By 3kliksphilip on 4/20/2010
Santasatnas recently came second in the Christmas Click Competition 2007. Over the last couple of days I have fixed all of the known bugs (Yes, there were loads of them) and have managed to make this game fun to play. It is now possible to complete the game. Ahem.
Santasatnas is an RPG, much like the Final Fantasy series. It contains some of the darkest, sickest humour you will ever have heard in a click game and possibly the most terrible voice acting ever. In a good way.
You play as Santa and have to find out why all of the snow in Greenland is melting. You meet up with an Elf called Casper, who doubles your fire power and quadruples the programming complexity of this game. You can customise your characters, giving them specialities, as well as dressing them from an extended range of clothing, including SPARTAN PANTS. We'll let you see for yourself.
As you travel further down the rabbit's hole, uncovering the full extent of the evil guy's motives and ambitions to change the world for ever, your characters will level up, giving you the ability to level up different abilities. Will Santa be a bad-ass warrior, or a pathetic healer? Should Casper be the best shooter in the West, or the coward who sets enemies alight from a distance? The choice is yours.
Alas, both of us conveniently went on holiday a week before the extended deadline, so we left the game in a non-play-tested state with bugs and errors even worse than the motives of ATNAS himself. However, with these cleared up, you are free to wonder the magically bump mapped lands of Greenland in slightly less peril.
Tom Randall made the world map
Philip Dyer made the battle screen
David Randall made the music
www.uber-micro.co.uk also includes some making-of videos of the game.
There are two separate downloads; one is 32-bit colour, the other is 256-colours. There isn't much difference between them, but if you have an older PC I strongly recommend playing the 256-colour one. (We didn't have time to play-test the game on any PCs other than our two dual core power-machines, but when I arrived on holiday and fired up my laptop, I cried with the realisation that a Celeron 1.5 can only run this game at about 3 fps). HERE IS THE MANUAL
Saving and Loading
You can save the game at any time during the game except whilst on a ship. The quickest way is simply to hit F6 to quicksave into slot 1.
You may also save into any of the three slots by accessing the menu on the world map by pressing Ctrl and double clicking any one of the three save buttons on the left.
There are also several ways to load a game. From the game menu click any of the three load buttons to load that game.
On the world map you can quickload slot 1 by pressing F9. You may also load any of the 3 games by opening the menu and double clicking on one of the three load buttons on the left.
The World Map
At the beginning of the game you will be presented with the 'world map' screen. Initially you are bound to a couple of islands but the world is gradually opened up to you. It is not too long before the entire world is free for you to roam. From the world map you enter battles, buy goods, rest at Inns, manage your characters equipment and progress through the plot. Important locations are usually marked by an exclamation mark. Press Enter at these points.
Basic Map Controls
Movement - Arrow keys
Access the in-game menu - Ctrl
Activate (Talk to other characters / shopkeepers) - Enter
Increase/decrease speed - up/down arrows
Turn - left/right arrow keys
Board Ship - Enter
Depart Ship - Shift
Once you are in possession of a ship you can travel anywhere in the world at will. You can dock your ship at any area marked with a red and white flag.
The In-game Menu
To access the menu press 'Ctrl'.
The 'main' screen shows each characters statistics. It also shows a list of items at the bottom along with the amount you own. To use one of these items double click on it. All items affect both of your characters.
If a characters name at the top of the menu is highlighted green this means they have been poisoned. To cure the character, either use an antidote, rest at an Inn or use the 'Cleanse' spell during battle.
The 'Equipment' menu allows you to equip weapons and armour to your characters.
Equip to Santa weapon 1 - Left Click on weapon.
Equip to Santa weapon 2 - Shift+Left Click on weapon.
Equip to Santa armour - Left Click on armour.
Equip to Casper Weapon 1 - Right Click on weapon.
Equip to Casper Weapon 2 - Shift+Right Click on weapon.
Equip to Casper armour - Right Click on armour.
Unequip item - Click on item in the boxes below character name.
The 'Spells' menu simply shows you which spells you have and gives you a description and how much MP it requires. You can only use spells during battle.
In towns there are four kinds of building to purchase goods from. To do this press 'Enter' near the shopkeeper and the shop menu will appear.
Weapons shops have a sword and shield on the sign.
Magic shops have Ice, fire and lightning on the sign.
Potion Shops have a potion vial on the sign.
Inns have a pint glass on the sign.
Battles may occur on the world map while you move around outside of towns. The difficulty of opponents varies depending on where you are in the world. Normally battles occur randomly as you move however some battles, like boss battles, will occurr at specific times.
During a battle
All of the battle controls are done using the mouse. At the bottom of the screen you can see each characters HP, MP and Charge Bar. When the charge bar is full, that character becomes ready to attack. The attack menu appears to the left and you can click on different attack options here. You may switch round the order your characters attack by dragging and dropping the characters name above the attack menu on the left.
After a battle
If you have lost a battle and your characters are dead it is game over and you must load a game and try again.
If however you win the battle you will be presented with the post-battle menu. This shows how much EXP and Krones (money) you have gained. If any characters have levelled up you may spend three attribute points on any of the 4 categories available.
Melee - Governs the amount of damage a character inflicts using melee weapons and max HP.
Ranged - Governs the amount of damage a character inflicts using ranged weapons and attack speed.
White magic - Governs proficiency with white magic and max MP.
Black magic - Giverns proficiency with black magic and max MP.
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