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The Ignition Factor

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The Ignition Factor has the player take control of one of the most dangerous jobs, a firefighter, as they progress through several stages including a museum, a mine and a variety of buildings including a skyscraper. Before each mission, the player can look at a map and learn of trapped victims and dangerous hot spots and choose their equipment that include a chemical & electrical fire extinguisher, an oxygen tank, a rope and an axe among others. However, the more equipment that the player is carrying, they will not be able to run or kick, limiting the firefighter to just merely walking.

The goal of each mission is the same, traverse the building while avoiding fires or extinguishing them, save victims and keep from being burned. Along the way the fire fighters will encounter obstacles that will stop or kill the player including collapsing floors and explosive barrels. There are no power-ups to replenish their health or fire extinguishers so the player must be cautious. Points are awarded after each stage for saving victims, the time left on the meter as well as "Event" points. If the player receives a certain amount of points at the end of the game, they will be treated to a special bonus stage.


The Ignition Factor SNES Calling in support to slow the spread of the fire.
The Ignition Factor SNES Smile for the cameras.
The Ignition Factor SNES Before a level you can review the floorplan on your state-of-the-art Grapentosh.
The Ignition Factor SNES Occasionally environmental puzzles appear, like this overheated pool.

Alternate Titles

  • "Fire Fighting" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Feb, 1995 8.25 out of 10 82
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Jan, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Game Players SNES Jan, 1995 76 out of 100 76
FLUX SNES Oct, 1994 B 75
Nintendo Life Wii May 04, 2011 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
GamePro (US) SNES Jan, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Defunct Games Wii Aug 19, 2011 B- 67
Mega Fun SNES Mar, 1995 65 out of 100 65


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