Little Inferno - Game of the Week
From the team that brought us World of Goo (One of my all time favourite indie games) comes Little Inferno.
“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 the cold world just on the other side of the wall.”
A simple drag and drop system where you buy new items from a catalog to successful complete combos and earn more money. It’s a nice little loop. It has a similar art style to that of World of Goo and features some really fun little animations that are tailors to the different items you can use.
This creepy in-game video that’s meant to be a promotion ad for the sale of their fireplace, has a catchy jingle but is odd to say the least.
Top Tip #001
Make sure to burn at least one of each item in the catalog. We’ve been doing this as we unlock another one because it makes it easier in the long run plus you get to see all the little fun animations as different things burn up. The second reason for doing this is you’ll find out which items like to explode on their own and which need a little extra to get them started.
Upgrades and Progression
There are various ways in this game to progress and upgrade. One of the many ways is using the money you’ve earned in the form of buying new catalogs and extra spaces in your mailbox. The game keeps you aiming for it’s tasks so you’ll have to keep on top of all them combos too if you wanna keep unlocking new stuff.
Top Tip #002
Running low on money after making some bad combos? Track down them pesky spiders as they give you 3 corns and after collecting a couple of them you’ll be back to no good burning things again.
Using the ‘Tomorrow Stamps’ you can speed up your purchases but we wouldn’t advise this certainly in the early stages of the game because it’s got a good progression speed that keeps in fun and entertaining even whilst you wait for your extra items. We were able to complete the game without using any of these at all so if you are willing to put in the time then try and match us on that.
Top Tip #003
The max money you can hold is 999 and the max ‘Tomorrow Stamps’ you can hold is 99, any more you collect after that won’t count so if your coming close why not take a minute from completing objectives and just burn some of your favourite in-game items.
As well as completing combos you also have to buy items for the odd little people that like to send you letters.
Our favourite in-game items
We didn’t want to spoil the game too much so we’ve picked our favourites from the early sets of items you get, but later on there are some really entertaining ones
Mini Nuke - This sure packs a punch with a huge explosion.
Mini Moon - This item has its own gravity similar to the moon and allows you to float all your items in mid air
OS: Win 7, Vista and XP
Processor: 1.5 Ghz
Hard Drive: 200 MB
Video Card: You will need a graphics card that supports Shader Model 2.0 or greater and DirectX 9.0c.