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  • Writer's pictureCourt Lalonde

Did Christmas come early with the Grinch Christmas Adventures?

The Grinch Christmas Adventures
The Grinch Christmas Adventures

Outright Games has released what looks to be an instant family holiday classic with the Grinch Christmas Adventures. I'm not giving you a review here, but I'm giving you my daughter's perspective.

Thanks to our friends at Outright Games, we got a copy of the game, and my daughter and I have been playing it together for the past couple of days.

The game is based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas and even has narration between each chapter of the game. It's my daughter's favourite, and she loves the story from Dr.Seuss.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

So, if you don't know the story, it's about a character named the Grinch who lives in a cave just outside of Whoville and has a heart "two sizes too small."

On Christmas Eve, the Grinch hears the people of Whoville celebrating, and he decides to ruin Christmas for all and steal all of their presents and decorations. After doing so, he learns that the people of Whoville are still happy because they have each other. This makes the Grinch's heart grow three sizes larger, and he joins the Who's in their celebration.

In the game, you accomplish all this by doing side-scrolling activities and finishing off levels in each land of Whoville. In each level, there are collectables which range from presents to puzzle pieces.

When you collect enough puzzle pieces, you can solve the puzzles, which provide you with skills and a Santa costume for the Grinch.

Puzzle Screen
Puzzle Screen Shot

You play as the Grinch but have your dog Max who helps you along your adventure. The game has two players, so you can either play as Max or the Grinch trying to steal Christmas. If playing with your little one, keep in mind that Max cannot be hurt, so my daughter loves playing with him.

The Grinch and Max
The Grinch and Max

The game isn't challenging in any way, but my daughter, who is seven, is enjoying her time with it. There are a variety of enemies in the game and obstacles to overcome to finish each level. All levels can be re-played so you can go back to get the collectables.

There is even a level where you snowboard down the mountain, which is a favourite in my house.

You can play the game single-player and control Max when you need to solve puzzles, but we have been having too much fun playing together.

The Grinch at home
The Grinch at home

The game isn't long, but with replayability, you and the family can enjoy your time with it and make playing it a Christmas tradition.

I would suggest having fun playing this game with the family and don't take the game too seriously. It's my daughter's go-to game right now, so I hope you enjoy it too.


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