Little Inferno Review
By otakuman5000 On 7 Jun, 2013 At 12:40 AM | Categorized As Featured, Indie Spotlight, PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

First Appeared on The Legend of Lorie


From the makers of World of Goo, ladies and gentlemen here is a game where your main objective is to burn items. It might sound incredibly simplistic but Little Inferno is so much more than just a simplistic fireplace simulator.

When you start up a new game, you begin with a mysterious letter in your inventory from “Sugar PluMPS” and a brief explanation of your controls. Simply drag and drop items from your inventory and into your fireplace and use your mouse to click and drag to start your own fire. Upon setting your first item on fire, you receive coins from the diminishing flames. These coins are used as currency within the game of Little Inferno. So, in a game where your main objective is to set everything on fire; what do you do with currency? Well, you buy more items to burn, of course! Burning items will give you more coins so you can purchase new items to burn. In the world of Little Inferno, all of the items burn in unique ways. Toss in some batteries and they explode, throw in a soda can and watch the can fizz and pop before bursting into huge flames, or add in a camera and notice that before it explodes that it quickly takes a picture. Each time you burn a new item you are able to unlock more new items to burn.


An interesting aspect that Little Inferno has in it’s game play is the ability to “combine” burning items to perform a combination. In your upper right hand corner of your game there is a menu that will always be available. Some of these combinations will be unlocked but you will need to discover what items need to be burned together to make the combination. The combinations get pretty creative and after awhile I started feeling pretty proud of myself for figuring out the clever play on words. To unlock more categories of items, you will have to perform a certain amount of combinations so it’s not always mindless burning in Little Inferno. Use your wits to figure out what items you need to burn together to move on to the next part of the game.


There isn’t really much to the story of Little Inferno in the beginning. As you progress in the game and unlock more categories of items, you begin to receive more mysterious letters from “Sugar PluMPS” but also from other strangers. The story itself will not start unfolding until after you play for awhile so keep on discovering combos and keep on burning!


There is so much more to this game that meets the eye so if you are looking for something a little bit different then check this game out. It is currently available on the Humble Bundle so get it while it lasts!

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