Take control of an exorcist on a mission to cleanse an ancient curse. Your only tool: a ship that fires from the back.

THIS GAME IS CURSED. Install Backfire and your soul will be bound within the machine. Only total victory will release you— until then you will be damned.

Innumerous foes will block your path, ancient demons will stand against you, and death will come, again and again. Only with skill and perseverance can you purify the curse and save yourself. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

-Simple tap-to-turn controls.
-Brutally difficult gameplay.
-8 unique weapons.
-4 epic bosses.
-Dozens of ways to upgrade your ship.
-Hoards of monsters to kite and destroy.
-An ancient curse to purify.

Critical Acclaim:

“One of the most brilliant things about Backfire is how it’s constantly forcing you to take risks and face danger, and it makes for some exhilarating moments.”
— TouchArcade: Game of the Week

“As much fun as the gameplay is, it’s the little details that kept me coming back for more. From the neon green and purple color palette, to the way enemies slowly pop out from the walls, to the way red pixelated blood covers the screen when you die."
— AppUnwraper: ‘BACKFIRE’ Review

“Green Squid Productions has really gone the extra mile here with expertly polished gun play and fantastic enemy design”
— SuperGameDroid: Backfire Is A Crazy Reverse Shooter Coming Next Month

“BackFire is slick, smart, and it doesn't give a toss about the rules that you think it should be following.”
— PocketGamer: BackFire review - "Geometry Wars goes to hell in this ace shooter"

What’s New

Version 1.04

Bug Fixes:
-Fixed bug that made final boss skip his first two forms

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
28 Ratings
28 Ratings
Weshowad ,

A great game

This game is good. The controls are weird, but aren’t impossible to handle. The gameplay is good. Sure, I haven’t gotten too far in the game, but it’s fun. I personally like it, though I think I’ve found a bug. In the chapter two boss fight, a fight I almost won first try, my weapons keep switching to the second one and the game becomes unresponsive until I’m hit. This might be a feature, but it’s not a good feature because once it starts it doesn’t stop. It keeps switching to weapon two with the game not letting you do anything, not even pausing. It’s annoying. I hope that this isn’t a mechanic in the fight, because it’s extremely difficult to manage. It only happens in the final phase of the fight, which is the only reason I’m even considering it as a mechanic.

Other than that, the game is really good so far.

Olliemon13 ,

Second favorite iOS game

This game is made for touch screen and it works so well. The different guns and the way you have to move and shoot with different enemy types and movements to learn. Very strategic. My only criticism would be the screen layout because I am playing on iPhone XS Max and if I don’t hold it volume buttons up the life gauge is completely blocked by the iPhone speaker and the buttons to switch the guns maybe a little smaller I found myself accidentally switching guns in a tight situation ALOT. But still very playable and enjoyable thanks for the great game

Varszy ,

This game is amazing but...

Please change the horrible "paper themed" ui of the game, it looks really cheap and low effort compared to what the game actually is and it completely ruins the whole aesthetic.

Other than that, this is the most fun and unique game I have seen on the AppStore,
after each death you always end up telling yourself to play one last time to beat the boss or to get more points for the next upgrade.

the controls are really simple and responsive.

the visuals besides the game settings are a thrill to look at.

The story is quite simple but mysterious.

And the music is good and fits the gameplay really well.

This game is well worth the money thanks to its amazing gameplay, also the fact that it was made by one person is really impressive and should motivate anyone to spend money because talent deserves to be rewarded.


Joel Rochon
348.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
© Joel Rochon


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