Christmas is on the way! It’s time to adorn the tree with dazzling lights, bust out the obligatory TV specials, and gobble festive treats faster than the chef in your family can put them down. More importantly, it’s a precious opportunity to ditch your routine and bask in the company of those you hold dearest.
There might not be snow banks to leap into depending on your geographic coordinates, but video games under a blanket can provide fun with 100 per cent less mess (barring severe eggnog mishaps). It wouldn’t be Christmas at DDNet without our requisite list of games to keep you warm and cozy for the holidays. Each day until Christmas, we’ll highlight a title that’s perfect for passing the time, bonding with friends, or stuffing in your buddy’s stocking.
Join us on this 24 day adventure as we count down to the most wonderful time of the year. Merry Christmas!
Game #15: Kirby Star Allies
Kirby’s first Nintendo Switch adventure would have made for good Christmas fun at launch. His outings are always charming for youngsters and those who just like to wind down with feel-good platformers (or is that Good-Feel?). This particular entry delivers four player co-op and several playable characters beyond the pink puffball himself, meaning it’s exceptionally welcoming for anyone in the TV room.
More remarkable is that Nintendo has channeled Santa’s generosity with Star Allies. Indeed, they’ve shared a dozen new characters, new modes, and various bits of extra polish for free. Even if you beat the game months ago, there’s never been a better time to break it out for your friends and family.