Fire 'n Ice
Tecmo is on fire with their cool new Fire 'N Ice cart! The Coolmint Island has been invaded by the evil Fire Wizard and his band of flames. You have been selected by your elders to squelch these bandits. Use your magical wand to create and destroy blocks of ice as you combat these fire hazards! In a unique edit mode, you may create your own maze. But first "ice" those flames!
While some players might like this type of game, I found the puzzles to be repetitive and uneventful. While each puzzle was different, the idea didn't change. The puzzles did continue to get harder as you progressed through the game and this challenge could, be enough to keep some people coming back for more.
An 8 for a NES game? You bet! I love the thinking/puzzle type of a game and Fire and Ice is right up that line While the puzzles start off easy, the ones in the later stages are downright ingenious. I'm hooked, as once I started playing I found out that I just couldn't stop. Easily the best puzzle game in years!
At first it seems like a simple puzzle game for kids, but don't be deceived. The game play is very thought-provoking and planning a set of 15 to 30 moves is common in the later levels. While not graphically impressive by today's standards, this cart has a great replay value and is fun all the way through. The password helps, too.
Fire 'N Ice is a logical puzzle game through and through, so don't expect to pick this one up unless you're into that sort of thing. The puzzles aren't that hard, but some beginning or novice players will enjoy the challenge To be honest, this is the type of game I expect to see on the NES. It seems that's all it can handle.