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GF Rating
6.5

383 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

What number do you dial for 911?

posted by JohnJO (OLATHE, KS) Feb 6, 2010

Member since Jun 2008

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is a great game. It doesn't seem like there's many fireman games, but the good news is almost all of them are gems! This is no exception. This one controls pretty nicely. remember, the Wii is the first home console with a motion controller that has more sensing ability than just a ball rolling inside it or something like that, so not everyone is going to execute them well because it's more complicated.

This game is pretty realistic, with the exception that you're generally not running to a time limit to save people before they suffocate or get burned, or trying to avoid a building collapse, for instance. That doesn't bother me at all, after all this is supposed to be a "fun" game, not a firefighter training tool! I have not tried the higher difficulty levels yet, so that may pop up there, but I can't comment on that.

Some doors may be locked, in which case you can bust them open with a crowbar. Sometimes you have to jiggle the controller back and forth depending on how tough the door is. Unfortunately, as another reviewer mentioned, sometimes the game "guides" you a bit too much. I believe that instead of having a large number of doors that you can't go through, there should be a map screen that shows you the general area of your objective and/or an "objective compass" type thing (i.e. an arrow on the screen shows you which way to go with the press of a button).

You have 4 main pieces of equipment- a hose, fire extinguisher, an axe, and a crowbar. The hose must be picked up from a "hose box" in the walls of buildings. You have limited hose length, and you are given a nociceable, but not overly obtrusive, warning that your hose will soon run out. The fire extinguisher is used in situations where you have no hose left. It runs out eventually but can be refilled as many times as you want by fire ext. boxes in buildings. The axe breaks things in your way.

Overall this is a well executed game. If you're not entirely convinced that you'll like it, rent it please.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great

posted by Hossinator (TILTONSVILLE, OH) Oct 4, 2009

Member since Nov 2008

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

For me the controls are somewhat touchy but overall it's one of the better games for the Wii in a LONG TIME. The graphics are good, and the physics are nice too.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Sensitive Controls!

posted by lilg058 (SCOTTDALE, PA) Sep 5, 2009

Member since Sep 2009

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The game is awesome, myself being a firefighter, I would know. I must say though, I can't play very long or I'm sick to my stomach because the controls are so sensitive! You move a tiny bit and you're looking at the ceiling or the floor or all over the place and it takes awhile to adjust, especially if you're not very experienced, like myself. If the controls weren't so sensitive, I'd LOVE it. I just like it though =)

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