TGWK’s Review of “Present Catcher” v1.0 (iOS)

Present Catcher is another Christmas themed game from developer Karnak Games. In this game, you must help Santa catch as many presents as you can as they come falling down from the sky. Watch out for falling anvils and elves though as those will end the game. You control Santa by tilting your device from left to right making Santa move left and right. If this sounds familiar to you, it should because there are plenty of other games in the App Store just like this one, just with different themes. Present Catcher does however have the advantage of being Retina Display enhanced as well as being Game Center enabled.

The game itself if fairly easy to pick up and play. All you have to do is catch presents and avoid falling anvils and elves. The difficulty increases the longer you play making this a real challenge when it comes to getting a really high score. Jungle Bells plays in the background. It’s catchy but can be  annoying after a while. Luckily you can play your own music instead of the default holiday jingle.

One bug that I did run into while playing is that after about a minute or so, the screen would dim on its own while in the middle of playing. The only way to bring the brightness back up is to tap on the screen while playing. It’s a minor bug but one that can screw up your score as once it dims, its difficult to see what you are doing on the screen. Hopefully this gets resolved in the next update.

Present Catcher is a fun holiday game for the whole family. Karnak Games does a good job of making another casual game that is both addictive and holiday specific. With just few more days until Christmas, Present Catcher may not have the longest of shelf lives, but the game is fun to play regardless of the Christmas theme.

Present Catcher is available now in the App Store for $0.99. It’s a universal app and works on all devices with iOS 3.2 and higher.


Presents are falling! You must catch them all before there are no presents left for Christmas!

In Present Catcher presents fall from top and you have to grab every present you can while avoiding gnomes and anvils!

The more you play it gets harder and faster!

– Grab presents infinitely.
– 10 different types, sizes and colors of presents.
– Easy accelerometer based controls (just tilt to move).
– Retina Graphics enabled.
– Universal application (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad).
– 14 fun Game Center and Open Feint Achievements.
– Game Center and Open Feint Leaderboards.
– Colorful Christmas graphics.

[via App Store]

One comment

  1. Thanks for the review!
    An update that fixes Game Center integration and the sleeping screen has already been submitted and is waiting approval.

    Also the game is FREE until 22/Dec!

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