Do you like arcade games with a retro style, some of which were all the rage a couple of decades ago? Then you should know that there are only a few entertainment proposals that survive at the same level, as is the case of TerraFire. We are in the presence of a beautiful title, thanks to which we will be able to recreate the forms of entertainment of our parents, or if we are a few years older, of our youth.
It would be best if you first considered that to run this game, you will need an operating system, Windows, something we take for granted, but also the famous emulator DOSBox or any other capable of running DOS. For this reason, you will also need to download TerraFire along with it. Anyway, don't worry because this emulator is excellent and free.
Returning to the game, we must say that TerraFire was released in 1997 as a demo that allowed us to access only the game's initial levels. Almost a decade later, it was released as a free title showing all its contents without restrictions. Since then, it has become one of the best exponents of a genre that allows us to shoot with the freedom of movement, similar to what was shown in Asteroids in 1979 for the first time.
We find ourselves with an arcade game in which we have possible movements in 360º, which is undoubtedly one of the main differences it shows concerning other similar games, being each of them very well achieved from the physics. Considering that any game somewhat old can not compete with the most modern in terms of graphics details, it is fair to note that for its age, the work of the developers is above average.
Then, as you progress through TerraFire, you'll encounter various scenarios, something we liked, as, at times, we found ourselves inside dark tunnels where the wind was blowing us in the opposite direction. In contrast, at other times, we appeared around extremely scary subway lakes. This variety of scenarios undoubtedly helps to generate the feeling that situations are never repeated for more fun.
We have to use the character in question to recover some nuclear capsules because if they cannot be returned, they will cause the end of planet Earth as we know it. To get them, we will have to use a ray that we have available, and when we have recovered them, we will have to take care of returning them, so you have an action for a long time.
In total, the creators of TerraFire comment that we will find up to 27 missions, including within them those that correspond to the levels that are part of the outside world, for a total of five well-differentiated worlds between them. Each level will be completed only when we find the nuclear weapon hidden inside it and drag it out.
Suppose we stop at the graphics of TerraFire. In that case, we can say that they are well done in general terms, representing what is logical for a title that has a couple of decades under its belt but with some notable differences with other equally old ones. The main one is being able to move in 360º, something that seldom happens and that undoubtedly improves the fun from freedom of action rarely seen.
The main positive features that we have found in TerraFire have to do with the fact that it is the full version of the game in the first instance, with all levels, missions, and worlds wholly unlocked. Then, without any doubt, we liked that total freedom of movement that allows us to move to any of the cardinal points to follow the action the way we want. And why not mention it? The fact that it is a historical title, still in force also has its romanticism.
The worst thing about TerraFire is that we won't be able to run it unless we first take the trouble to download DOSBox or any other DOS emulator since it's not a game that can run on Windows by itself. While this is not such a significant issue to dismiss, many users may be simply looking for a title that can run without delay, and this is not the case.
In conclusion, our feeling with TerraFire is that it is a perfect arcade game, a worthy representative of another era of console entertainment, which has undoubtedly been among its generation's best exponents. If you are looking for a title within this genre and you are tired of those in which we can only move forward dodging obstacles, here you have an excellent option.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is TerraFire downloadable for Windows XP?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows XP.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of TerraFire.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install TerraFire on your PC, you have to download the tf_full.exe file to your Windows and install it.
- Is TerraFire free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
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- Operating Systems
- Windows Me
- Windows XP
- Windows 2000
- Windows 98