Kill spider infestations in other people in an unorthodox way
In the summer of last year, Casey Donnellan Games with the editor tinyBuild, they released a rather peculiar game on Steam: Kill him with fire. A curious “FPS” of thick polygons in the purest Virtua Fighter style of Sega Saturn which bases the pleasure on the extermination of insects quite repellent for most mortals: spiders.
We have a small pest extermination business, and we will be making progress in terms of the severity of the infestations and the methods available to eliminate these annoying and terrifying insects. So much so that the collateral damage that we produce to carry out the work will not matter.
And so we started the game, with a to-do list like a pretty clarified tutorial and a way to keep moving forward to complete the missions. First of all, you have to find the tracker, to find the hiding places of the spiders without being guided so much by the sound.
From there we will go through the mechanics of the game, simple enough that it is more accessible to all players. It’s simple, use the ancestral fear and revulsion that humans have with spiders to free our imaginations to kill them.
Any item is good for crushing them, even the same folder of objectives that we will carry in inventory all the time and which is indestructible. Likewise, we can use any item in the rooms to throw it at the 8-legged bugs, but there is a series of weapons and utensils that we will equip in our inventory.
From pans, podasetos or fire extinguishers, to magnums, shotguns or Molotov cocktails will be our equipment to face our irrational fear of spiders. Lo más efectivo sin duda es el fuego, y usaremos desde laca con un encendedor (aunque se agotan entguida), o exploses de elementos de los emplazamiento, provocando no sólo la muerte de los arácnidos, sino terribles daños colaterales en las casas y negocios de our clients. Everything is worth it.
In Kill it With Fire, we cannot die; The bugs can’t even hurt us, so the only concern is finding where the spiders are hiding and killing as many as possible to unlock more rooms and compartments in the level. There are multiple objectives per mission and if we complete them all, a special mission called “spider glove” will be added which attempts to kill a number of spiders in a limited time in a specific way.
In the scenarios we will be able to collect useful items for the tracker, such as batteries, and in addition, we will get skill points and other abilities so that the character can better follow the comings and goings of the octopods and eliminate them. more efficiently.
As the missions progress, we will see different types of spiders, from hatchlings to jumping jacks and others that are more repellent if possible. In case we are bored, there are more possibilities to exterminate them, with more powerful and more harmful weapons against insects, although more destructive with the furniture of our customers.
Who wouldn’t want to take out a plague of these annoying and repellent bugs by destroying a gas station or pointing an RPG at home? Well, that’s basically the entertainment of Kill it with fire; play with the aversion we as a species may have for these critters and destroy them no matter what the consequences.
And so it is literally. Whether it’s breaking photo frames (as some missions require), burning sofas or breaking dishes, our passage through houses will be forever marked with no repercussions. If you passed a level, but didn’t reach 100% of the goals, it doesn’t matter; you can always repeat the level keeping the previous destruction.
We are faced with a discounted title that is unpretentious and only aims to offer the player the opportunity to strike back with their fears and rejection of spiders. Simple. Much like its tech section, featuring a wide pixelated brush and rustic polygon patterns from the Virtua Fighter era.
The game travels at 60 fps (at least in theory) but there are many drops in frames, and even, although it seems unlikely, drops in resolution, failure in loading textures, and a gameplay feel. rude. Although undemanding you can see some seams and watch I play it on Xbox Series X.
Its release after the PC version on consoles, could have given us the opportunity to have an edition with the content after launch on PC, like the Star Wars lightsabers, but it seems that we are left with the envy ( at least for now).
In summary, Kill it With Fire is a fun game with no risk of dying in an attempt to defeat arachnophobia and which will make you feel disgusting to be in the room surrounded by spiders with its sound.
Despite its simplicity, it can give you some really fun times, but right away it gets a bit tiring to offer nothing more than the challenge of completing 100% of the mission objectives and successfully killing all the spiders in the way. the more original than you, the imagination allows.
Kill it with fire is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, PS5 and PC before. Here we leave you with the trailer of the game and in this link visit your official site.
Many thanks to tinyBuild for providing us with the code for this analysis.
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kill him with fire
- Lots of weapons
- The repellent sound of spiders
- Freedom of extermination …
- … who immediately loses interest
- This poses no challenge
- Gets repetitive quickly
- Technically very poor, despite its simplicity