Fire Force (aka Fireforce) is a horizontal scrolling platform shooter developed by Dave Gibbons and Steve Day for the Amiga and Atari ST.
Fire Force (aka Fireforce) is a horizontal scrolling platform shooter developed by Dave Gibbons and Steve Day for the Amiga and Atari ST. It was published by ICE in 1992.
The game is inspired by the Konami arcade Green Beret, but it also reminds me of the Rambo, Commando, and other popular movies of the 80s. You are a special agent behind the enemy lines, and, of course, you will have to find a way to escape. If you think it's only about brute force, you are wrong. The gameplay of Fireforce is a bit more complex. Yes, there is a lot of violence, guns, bombs, and assassinations, but a stealth element makes this title more attractive than other similar games. If you think sneaking up on an enemy and cutting his throat is something you can do only in Deus Ex, you are wrong. Fire Force introduced it some years before.
Time-limited missions are supposed to make the challenging more interesting, but they make them less enjoyable. Thank god, it's possible to disable this feature using the whdload startup screen.
Mission goals are regenerated randomly each time you restart the game, which increases the longevity of this action game even more.
In short, I would say Fire Force is one of those underrated titles that not many tried at the time but should be rediscovered now.
Review by: Manu
Published: 28 December 2022 3:29 pm