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  • Summary: 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!

    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’!

    With puzzles set across three worlds, with 30 different levels in each world, all featuring thirteen different monster types including three 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.

    As if the 90 distinct levels weren’t enough, Helsing’s Fire also comes with an additional Survival Mode, 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!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Feb 15, 2011
    Helsing's Fire is one of those puzzle games that does something completely original and is unbelievably entertaining.
  2. Feb 15, 2011
    The art is fantastic and the actual light mechanics of the torch are impressive, making for an all around high-quality feel.
  3. Feb 15, 2011
    Helsing's Fire oozes with charm, thanks to flourishes like the self-mocking Victorian-ish dialog and Helsing's celebratory fist-bump upon completing a level.
  4. Feb 15, 2011
    Helsing's Fire just oozes with style and a fun atmosphere that continues the whole way through, while the unique gameplay is almost an exciting bonus to enjoy!
  5. Feb 15, 2011
    Helsing's Fire shows that's still possible to create an excellent and also original puzzle game. Though it's not perfect, the game delivers many nice ideas and concepts in its ninety levels, it's challenging and fun.
  6. Feb 15, 2011
    Maybe you should stop thinking about picking up that soda for a quick sugar rush, and instead use those pennies for a punt on this game, for a brain rush!
  7. Feb 15, 2011
    The light-potion combo for exterminating monsters is a great idea. But the lack of challenge is a real problem.

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  1. Aug 2, 2011
    On the whole, whle I can see why many critics and players enjoyed the game, I found Helsing's Fire to be repetitive and bland, despite some bright spots. The fact is, if you're looking for a great puzzle game, there's many others out there that are simply better. But if you're looking for something that has a unique presentation, and doesn't take itself too seriously, then Helsing's Fire might be up your alley. Expand