Editors' reviewThis simple game makes a humorous holiday version, but we're not sure how much long-term appeal it holds. Elf Bowling 3 is not really a bowling game at all. As Santa Claus, you use a pink brassiere to slingshot wisecracking, smart-mouthed elves into three targets. You score points depending on how close you get to the bull's-eye; hitting the flying penguins awards you additional points. Beyond achieving a high score, though, there's no other goal, and since the game lacks difficulty levels, additional boards, or customization options, some folks may get bored after a few rounds. The wintery scene and animations look nice enough, but we wish you could disable the elves' commentary, particulary since some of the banter is unsuitable for children. Also, a lot of games like this are freeware, but this one only lets you play for an hour before forcing you to fork over $20. Still, if you're looking for a couple of laughs come Christmas, you might give Elf Bowling 3 a shot.
Hold on to your stockings...those bawdy, naughty, wisecracking elves are back for their wackiest adventure yet. Having returned to the North Pole, Santa finds Rudolph and all the reindeer unable to fly the sleigh (or count backwards, or walk in a straight line, or touch their hooves to their noses. It seems they have become good friends with Santa's older brother Dingle Kringle who has fallen off the wagon...again.