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Deck the Halls!

Christmas is just a few days away... and while Santa is out on a trial run in his sleigh, the evil South Pole Troll and his army of Penguins invade the North Pole!

On the way back to his workshop, Santa is blasted out of the sky by one of his very own North Pole defense cannons and is sent spiralling far-off into the distance.

Now Santa must find his way back home, defeat the Troll, and save Christmas!

Santa and Elf

Streamlined, intuitive multiplayer

  • Up to four players simultaneously.
  • No bumping into or bouncing off other players.
  • Respawn when you're ready by simply pressing jump.

Simple, tight, responsive controls

  • Snappy acceleration, turn-arounds and jumping.
  • No jumping from walls or slow falling next to walls.
  • No slight dipping and pressing jump always jumps when running over single, tile-wide gaps.
Santa Running

Non-stop action

  • No screen freezes when collecting power-ups or getting hit.
  • No screen freezes when dying, especially in multiplayer.
  • No input accidents due to screen freezes.
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  • 1-4 players
  • Controller, keyboard, and on-screen control options
  • Classic 256x224 and widescreen 384x224 in-game resolutions
  • Pixel-perfect, crisp and blurred display options

*Level design and difficulty is based on single-player, using a controller, and a 256x224 in-game resolution.


(Xbox Controller):

On Windows, we recommend using an official Xbox controller for the best experience. Although any controller using XInput should work, we can't guarantee the button mapping for non-official controllers will always be correct. There isn't yet an in-game button mapping screen, so please consider using another software, like JoyToKey (, to map your controller's buttons to the keyboard assignments below if your controller isn't compatible.

  • Move and Duck:
    D-pad or Left Stick
  • Jump (hold for higher jumps) and Respawn (multiplayer):
    A or B
  • Run (hold) and Use Power-up:
    X or Y
  • Pause:
  • Confirm:
  • Cancel:


  • Move and Duck:
    Arrow Keys or WASD
  • Jump (hold for higher jumps) and Respawn (multiplayer):
    Spacebar or Z
  • Run (hold) and Use Power-up:
    X or Shift
  • Pause:
  • Confirm:
    Spacebar or Z
  • Cancel:
    X or Shift