About The Game
Congratulations on your new Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace!
Throw your toys into your fire, and play with them as they burn. Stay warm in there. It's been snowing for as long as anyone can remember!
Burn flaming logs, screaming robots, credit cards, batteries, exploding fish, unstable nuclear devices and tiny galaxies. An adventure that takes place almost entirely in front of a fireplace - about looking up, up, up, out of the chimney and across at the cold world just on the other side of the wall.
It's Been snowing for as long as anyone can remember.
That's the first thing you'll find about the game and pretty much the next thing you'll learn is that pretty much all everyone does is stay inside light fires and burn a whole lot of things in an attempt to keep warm.
A deeper storyline might well have given the game a little more direction (The ending in particular makes almost no sense at all)
But while it would have been an improvement in reality it wouldn't have made much difference to the overall game play or changed the opinion most players will have about it one way or another.
The first time I saw the game I was unimpressed I didn't see much point in the game play (simply buy and set things on fire)
The game eventually went on sale and I bought it.
This isn't anything special in particular as I intend to own and review every game I'll always aim to buy games I have little interest in as low as possible.
I've said in other reviews and will again in future the aim is to own and review every,
This means sometimes I have to play through hours of games I dislike on occasions even absolutely hate.
As a reward for such effort, I sometimes play games that I expect to have absolutely no interest to me and actually like them quite a lot!
On some occasions I even absolutely adore the games.
Something many will surely do! (fill fire place as much as possible and set it alight)
I wouldn't go as far as to say I adore Little Inferno but it certainly won me over and did so fairly quickly.
The more items you burn the more money you make and the more money you make the more items you can buy.
These items are all bought from catalogues (each is unlocked as you progress through the game)
(Many of the items have their own little effects and animations and various items can be burnt together to find all 99 combos in the game.
The combos list gives a hint to each one and shown how many items are required for the combo (but of course you must work out what they are.
Each of the 7 catalogues offer 20 items for you to burn and you'll need all 7 to finish the combo list.
For many (who don't cheat) finishing the list will likely add at least a couple of hours of play perhaps even more after you've seen the ending.
In my 6 hours of play time I have managed 63 of the 99 combos to date.
I could obviously do a quick internet or probably even miiverse search and finish the game in a few minutes but that's not my style.
If I'm going to beat a game I will do so on my own and if I can't beat that game then I was never good enough to do so in the first place
The best way to stay warm is to keep that fire burning!
Easy to pick up & play in short bursts or longer efforts.
99 combos will take some thought & effort if you aren't going to cheat.
Many items have their own little traits some of which are sure to amuse.
Plenty of fireplace spiders to burn if you're running low on cash!
Off tv play.
Wii mote tv pointer if you don't want to use gamepad
Burning spiders helps increase funds
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Story mode isn't especially long or well explained (even after you beat it)
If you're prone to cheating or looking up what you need for what combos the game will be lighting fast)
After a while you'll end up doing the same thing again how much this appeals will vary by player
It's not often a game I had absolutely zero interest in and had so little desire to play wins me over so quickly and so convincingly.
The story is light on content and reason.
The game is prone to being repetitive.
I don't have any general interest in going around setting anything on fire.
But this game still provided me with fun, entertainment and perhaps most importantly of all gave me a true desire to see it through to the end.
Thankfully it has a pick up and play feel so when I find myself sat between reviews or just a quick 15, 30 minute window with little else to do I can boot up the game and try and tick a couple more combos off that list.
A testament to the game and the fact it's hooked me enough to see me long past the requirements for this review.
A review copy of the game was purchased by Video Game Legacy and reviewed in accordance with the review policy.