Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition

  • Concept art - some that never made it into the game!
  • A special "Cat Cave" collection
  • Achievements under the Christmas tree
  • Wallpaper and soundtracks
Min System request
  • OS : Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU : 2.5 GHz
  • Memory : 1024
  • DiretX : 9.0
  • Hard driver (MB) : 952

Review for game Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition

A classic Christmas tale tail, with a whole new twist! Help the Nutcracker rescue the princess from the evil Rat King in this memorable hidden-object puzzle adventure game. You might be too late for the Christmas Ball, but you're just in time for adventure! The Nutcracker needs your help, and there's an army of rats running rampant through the kingdom. Luckily, a few cute little sidekicks have got your back. Uncover the Rat King's evil plot - and find out what created the toothy little monster. This Collector's Edition includes a bonus game that tells the story of your agile sidekick and his super band of feline fellows. Other fun extras:

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Genre : Puzzle

Find your A-HA! moment with mind-bending puzzles and jigsaw games.

Date release

November 30, 2012

Game Rank

105 points

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A perfect Christmas for us
November 29, 2012

Delightful! Great graphics, perfect music, fun mini-games, and interactive HOS. The story is very well written and plays like a love story set in a background of imaginative Christmas sets. We've got a Big Bad Rat and a sweet prince and princess in trouble, along with a precious cat that needs rescuing. So grab a mug of hot chocolate and some Christmas cookies and get ready for a truly brilliant game!

November 29, 2012


Great start to the Christmas season!
November 29, 2012

I enjoyed this game from the start. I usually begin by turning off the music but not this one. The grapics are beautiful. I am also partial to any game with a map (ESPECIALLY if we can jump from place to place). This one has every feature I like in a game with a delightful story as well. The cut scenes were fun to watch. I will buy this one for sure and enjoy every moment! Thank you Big Fish and Elephant games!

November 29, 2012

Beautiful scenes! A good game with many puzzles and lots to hold this player's interest. A must have for the Christmas season. And again, this game is GORGEOUS!

Merry me!
December 3, 2012

In all the years with Big Fish, I don't think I have ever seen a game that hit all 5 stars on every criteria. This is the first time I have purchased a game after 15 minutes of play! All the other reviewers hit the mark - this is one awesome game! PROS Graphics - unbelievable Music - I went out and bought outdoor Christmas lights today! Storyline - So much to do! Puzzles - Ranged in difficulty from "hey I got this" to "whoa, put on the thinking hat. CONS Zero! Thank you Big Fish!!

Prince turned into a wooden nutcracker.....
November 29, 2012

Had already played the beta, casual - Pachyderm games, not sure I can mention the devs ;) - 3 modes, casual, advanced, hardcore - Integrated SG which shows 8 chapters plus the bonus play - You get achievements, finishing a H0G using no hints, not using skipping button, etc - Note book - Map, you can jump from one place to another - MUSIC : Tchaikovski original Nutcracker, beautiful - Nutcracker, a cat and a living candle help you in your quest - H0, clear, you interact - Good mini games, there's a reset button - Hint refill quickly (casual) - GORGEOUS, amazingly beautiful graphics - Skip button too (casual) A wonderful game, Prince has been turned into a wooden nutcracker and his princess has been kidnapped by nasty rats. This game is beautiful, a straight buy, a keeper, thanks to the devs this is a real treat (crush) (crush) (crush)

November 29, 2012

Nobody does it better than Elephant. Another wonderful game with gorgeous graphics on wide screen, a terrific story and thoroughly uplifting music. The iHOS are great - clear, sharp, uncluttered and not too many items to find. Nor are there too many of them. Loads of locations to visit, all perfectly done. I love that Elephant do not concern themselves too much with puzzles/mini games that are so complicated and convoluted they fry the brain, but rather concentrate on making them fun, colourful and solveable. There is a jump map - my personal favourite, which highlights which areas to visit. The hint/skip are very fast and the hint points out direction, if you prefer that to using the map. There are collectibles and achievements, and the collectibles are easy to see. Navigation is as good as it is possible to get. The SG is well laid out and there is a special section for finding the collectibles, if you miss any. There is no diary, but I only had to make a note of a code once. There are 7 rotund, fluffy, adorable little creatures to find, each with a special ability to help you perform tasks, but not all 7 are to be found in the main game. It ends well, but in my opinion you would be missing out by just getting the SE. I loved talking with them. They were funny and so endearing. The main game took me 4 hrs and the BC 90 mins, although the game is so absorbing and entertaining, it did not feel that long. I could have played twice as long and not ever been bored. Fantastic job by these guys, as always. Thanks Ellie and thanks BF. This game totally makes up for the recent disappointing CEs. Recommend, recommend, recommend!

Simply fantastic
November 29, 2012

Oh how I have waited for this game. Saw it on the devs website as a sneak peak, and here it is. Finally. Another home run from my favorite devs, Elephant. Just look at all the gorgeous graphics and how detailed everything is. The HOGs are not a big junkpile and minigames are different but all make sense. You still get to collect items throughout the game. Sound and music, and cutscenes are well put. The map is very helpful. This reminds me of the lord of the statues, my favorite when the statues come alive. This may just be my favorite now. Outstanding imagination and so much fun to play. Never once got bored. I'm totally blown away by the beautiful graphics and details. I cannot say enough. We need more games like this. Thank you Elephant and BFG

WOW! Lovely Christmas Game !! My favorite Tchaikovsky ballet.
November 29, 2012

Gorgeous game, extremely beautiful graphics and sound - Tchaikovsky's original music. Atmosphere in perfect agreement with the original ballet. Lots to do, beautiful locations to explore, game and characters extremely well developed in detail, special treat, fun and beauty. Eight chapters, 25 dolls to collect, lots of achievements, bonus chapter, 4 tchaikovsky musics, videos (increadible cutscenes). Amazing and delightful way to get ready for Christmas Extremely highly recommended.

You Had Me At Nutcracker!
November 29, 2012

I get terribly homesick around this time of the year and growing up in Canada, what made Christmas so special, besides the snow, the decorations, the tree and the gifts, was the annual family trip to watch the National Ballet Company perform the Nutcracker on stage. One of my favorite Christmas stories of all time; I love the Nutcracker and I simply love this game. The storyline is an enchanting tale that follows the adventure of our Prince who has been cursed by the Rat Kind and turned into a Nutcracker. Our Nasty Villian has kidnapped the princess Mary, and it is up to our Nutcracker to save her in this fantastic HOPA game. The graphics are stunning, sharp, clear and I love the art-work. There are voice-overs and to my great delight, the music is from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Game features three modes of gameplay and there is your notebook and your map that will allow you to jump. You are not alone on your quest to save Mary; you have the Nutcracker, the Cat and a Candle that offers their help along the way. Gameplay was not only smooth but also very entertaining. There are interactive HO scenes to play and wonderful puzzles to solve. There are dolls to collect along the way and you have achievements to earn. A game well worth the CE price Tag and a wonderful early Christmas treat for the entire family to enjoy.

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