When the implacable Professor Helsing and his assistant Raffton travel to The Shadow Blight, they'll need every weapon at their disposal to defeat Dracula's vampire horde. In this captivating, dark Gothic puzzle-adventure, use Dr. Helsing's powerful torch and tonics to save the world from the demonic uprising!
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
This is no ordinary game! Helsing's Fire is recognized around the world as one of the App Store's premier puzzle games; full of charm and challenge.
IGF 2011 - Best Mobile Game Finalist
IGF 2011 - Excellence in Design Honorable Mention
IGF 2011 - Excellence in Visual Art Honorable Mention
SlideToPlay - The 50 Best iPhone Games of 2010 (#7)
TouchArcade - Best iPod Touch and iPhone Games (Puzzle)
AppAdvice - The Very Best iPhone Games of 2010 (Puzzle)
TheAppera - Best iPhone Games 2010
TouchGen - Editor's Choice Awards (Puzzle Runner-up)
... Helsing's Fire is one of those puzzle games that does something completely original and is unbelievably entertaining.
... With its insidious wit and gothic charm, Helsing's Fire is a joyously original instant classic that iPhone owners should buy immediately.
... It's one of the most unique games I've ever played and is a true App Store gem. Surely only a creature of darkness would let this one slip by them.
... Helsing's Fire reinvents the puzzle yet again with some light and dark dynamics I guarantee you have NOT seen yet. Prepare to be enthralled!
... This is a game that would absolutely only work on the iOS platform, and it's hands-down one of the best games on the App Store. It gets my highest recommendation.
Helsing's Fire features a brand-new puzzle mechanic never before seen: use the touch-screen to position Helsing's torch to illuminate different combinations of monsters, then destroy them in the correct order using Raffton's supply of different tonics. The quick, rewarding puzzles make it a perfect game for brief play-sessions, but you'll always want to play 'just one more level'!
A HUGE, DARK UNIVERSE
With puzzles set across four worlds, with 30 different levels in each world, all featuring fifteen different monster types including four bosses, Helsing's Fire provides an incredibly
rich, deep, and varied game experience. And because on replays puzzles are re-generated randomly, the game will always be fresh!
The Victorian theme, Gothic setting, and engaging characters make Helsing's Fire one of the most appealing story-oriented puzzle games released. Add to that the distinct minimalist style of the character portraits, the incredible dynamic lighting of the shadows cast by your moving torch, and an original soundtrack, and it's clear that Helsing's Fire presents an epic experience. Designed just for the iPhone, this is high-quality mobile gaming at its finest.
MULTIPLE MODES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
As if the 120 distinct levels weren't enough, Helsing's Fire also comes with additional Endless Survival and Online Bounty modes, for the bravest of the brave! And when you've stood against the horde as long as you can, you can post your scores on the fully-integrated Crystal leaderboards, earning achievements for your accomplishments and claiming bragging rights from your friends.
Dracula must be stopped. Raffton, take the tonics: it's time to head into the Blight!
Various bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Clickgamer took a gamble with this. After their hugely successful Angry Birds app, they could have stuck with that formula and released an Angry Birds 2. It would have been popular and regardless of whether it was actually any good or not, they would have made a ton more money.
However, they didn't. That is commendable. Instead they went for a different style of puzzle game, introducing a new game mechanic. Boy did it pay off.
Helsing's Fire is a brilliant game. It's fun, gripping and good for either an hour of playing or just to dip into as and when. The levels are fun, the graphics smooth and the style great. I love the little brofist after some levels.
Now, I've just completed the first set of levels in the town, and am at the forest. I completed each of the levels in the first region in under minute. So far it hasn't been too challenging, but I expect it will pick up. Even though it's not much of a brain-strain it is enjoyable to play and I have no regrets over the spending 59p to play it.
I recommend you buy this if you enjoy puzzlers, want a game that looks good, has a light hearted style and offers a minor challenge with no frustration.
Just a little footnote to say that the levels do increase in difficulty and I'm currently stuck on one. No dent on the enjoyment though.
One other thing I love is the music, would really love that background music in my library.
Well, they have just got everything right. Outstanding concept and execution. There's obviously going to be the token slack-brained muppet who comes on here complaining that it would have been better as a dual-stick shooter but they haven't shown up yet so there may yet be some hope for humanity.
The mechanics and graphics would have worked fine without the Van Helsing story to carry it along, but I just love the whole thing. Even the humour works, and it works really well! It would be a shame if this game didn't do exceptionally well, because innovation and a genuinely fantastic and entertaining puzzle game like this deserves to be played by loads of people. I broke my "no more bought apps for a few days" oath as soon as I heard about this, and I am really glad about that. Thanks, great game!
You have to remember this game costs 59p for a reason... 59p is 20p less than a single track on iTunes which lasts anywhere between 30 seconds and 10 minutes (or so), this game is pretty big by comparison. Unfortunately, while it does add a few new elements into the mix as you play, it does get a bit repetitive, but the best way around that is to not finish it in one day! The only real problems I have with it are the music (which can be turned off) and the crashing, I've had this for a day and it's crashed five times under normal use and once when I tried to fast-switch to another app. All in all, a good concept, very good value for money if you pace yourself and it has potential for updates, I just hope they fix the crashes soon.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.