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Game review
Santa Rockstar
Slayer bells ring
by Harry Slater 2/1/2013
Product: Santa Rockstar
Developer: Yuisy
Publisher: Clarin Global S.A
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Music/ Rhythm
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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For a while in the early 21st century it looked like every game in the future was going to be released with instrument-shaped peripherals. That bubble might have burst, but there are still avenues to explore for the rhythm-action aficionado.

Santa Rockstar is less of an avenue and more of a cul-de-sac. But the time you spend in its guitar-shredding, Christmas-themed corner of the world is likely to keep you entertained. And it'll cripple your fingers.

The Hollies and the ivy

The plot of the game, such as it is, involves you rescuing Santa from a sled crash, only to be imbued with his present-delivering powers and tasked with finishing his work. Because you're a rock fan, though, you do it by playing through overdriven renditions of some Christmas standards. ...
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It might have limited appeal, but there's a solid and enjoyable rhythm-action game beneath Santa Rockstar's festive pomp
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 7
Value: 7
Innovation: 6
Overall: 7
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