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Hellfire (Windows)

Mature
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Genre
Perspective
Theme
Misc
75
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3.7
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Description

Hellfire is an add-on to the action RPG Diablo.

It adds two new dungeons to the game: the Demon Crypt and the Festering Nest, both crawling with all-new creatures. The Nest has the appearance of an insect hive and is populated with insectoid monsters and a boss creature called the Defiler. The Crypt is controlled by the demon Na-Krul, a former lieutenant of Diablo who turned on his master and now works on his own.

To master the challenges of the new dungeons, a new character class is available: the Monk can use staff weapons to attack several enemies at the same time and also is an expert at unarmed combat as well as an able spellcaster.

Also added are new spells, items and weapons. New magical items include oils (once applied, they add magical effects to weapons) and runes (they can be set on the ground as booby traps, unleashing magical effects on unsuspecting monsters).

Screenshots

Hellfire Windows Entrance to the next level
Hellfire Windows Use the staffs for high-speed attacks.
Hellfire Windows the defiler
Hellfire Windows The Search spell will help you in finding treasures.

Alternate Titles

  • "暗黑破壞神之煉獄之火" -- Chinese title (traditional)
  • "Diablo: Hellfire" -- Informal name

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User Reviews

Some truly excellent ideas mixed with a bunch of bad ones. Worth trying, overall. Gatekeeper (222) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
The best dungeon crawl ever just got better! Kalirion (626) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
At the price I paid for it? Burn it in HELLFIRE. Andrew Romig (10) unrated
I don't think that's a corn stalk... Alex M. (1020) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 1997 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Dec 03, 1997 82 out of 100 82
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 29, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamesmania 1997 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Dec, 1997 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot Dec 29, 1997 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamezilla Nov 03, 1999 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1997 74 out of 100 74
Génération 4 Dec, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
PC Player (Denmark) 1998 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Extras

The US release of the game included interviews with some of the programmers for a then yet to be released game called Half-Life. The videos also show some very early beta footage of the game.

Hidden features

Hellfire has two hidden characters you can play as, the Barbarian and the Bard. The barbarian looks exactly like the warrior, but can wield axes as fast as swords, hit multiple enemies with them, and has 0 max magic. The Bard looks exactly like the Rogue, can wield two one handed weapons for more damage. There are also two hidden quests, and different color palettes for the two new areas. To access these, create a command.txt file in the Hellfire directory containing the line

cowquest;theoquest;barbariantest;bardtest;NestArt;CryptArt;

Or you can only include the hidden features you want. Also including the Cow Quest changes Na'Krul's speech with hilarious effects.

Release

Hellfire was marketed by Sierra, not Blizzard, though it was an authorized add-on, unlike a flood of cheat files and editors that was released around that time. Because of that it was not included in the Diablo: Battle Chest compilation.

Information also contributed by Foxhack and Kasey Chang

Related Web Sites

  • Diablo Universe (Blizzard's complete support page for the Diablo series.)
  • Hellfire @ DiabloII.net (One of the most detailed and comprehensive unofficial Hellfire websites on the internet, from the guys at DiabloII.net.)
MAT (70536) added Hellfire (Windows) on May 22, 2000