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Hellfire

aka: Diablo: Hellfire
Moby ID: 1462
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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).

Spellings

  • 暗黑破壞神之煉獄之火 - Traditional Chinese spelling

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Average score: 75% (based on 21 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 60 ratings with 4 reviews)

At the price I paid for it? Burn it in HELLFIRE.

The Good
The Monk rules. I mean really, he's a good balance of strength, dexterity, and SPEED, man he's fast, when you get powerful enough you wont need weapons anymore, trust me. Had some interesting new areas, quests and enemies.

The Bad
Not enough to justify the 30 dollars I payed for this thing! 1 Class, couple dozen enemies and 2 new areas just isnt enough, though at the 12 dollars it costs now i'd have to say it's worth it. The real sad part is the lack of multiplayer, most diablo players do it for the multiplayer with friends but it cannot be done here, so once you finish off the not much changed single-player game this thing is done, and gathering dust.

The Bottom Line
It's really not much but it's worth 12 dollars.

Windows · by Andrew Romig (10) · 2000

The best dungeon crawl ever just got better!

The Good
Lets see, two new zones to explore, three new characters (including the two secret ones), and a nutcase in a cow suit to boot (if you include the cow quest)! As if that weren't enough, you can now play the single player game in all three difficulty settings, greatly increasing the replay value!

The Bad
Its a shame that the game has no Battle.net support.

The Bottom Line
If you have Diablo, you have no excuse for passing this gem up. If you don't have Diablo, get both. Now. I said NOW!!!

Windows · by Kalirion (565) · 2000

I don't think that's a corn stalk...

The Good
Finally! I always wanted a Diablo Addon... Even if Hellfire isn't really a marvel in game development it does it's job quite well.

First of all I liked the new ideas. The poor town of Tristram is now threatened by two "dark" forces. First, we've got Diablo and his cronies down into the Labyrinth. Second, we've got Na'Krul and his mutated cronies down into the Hive and Crypt.

Another thing that I liked would be the way you get to the Hive (the first new "place" brought by the addon). You help a poor farmer to get rid of a giant ... plant of some sort that "possessed" his fields. You get rid of the plant just to find out that a "doorway" to the hive is now opened. Happy hunting!

The addon also brings up a new character, the Monk. The monk is the perfect picture of balance between the original three characters. Even though his "search" skill isn't THAT useful.

The new quests are interesting and the classic H&S atmosphere was kept.

I also liked the new spells and items. I loved the runes (they act like traps... bombs... dynamites... or anything that blows when it's triggered.) and the Staff of the Jester (which casts random spells... it's extremely fun indeed.)

The Bad
The sound of the Hive creatures. Excuse me, but a bunch of mutated creatures shouldn't sound like robots! Some creatures are okay... but most of the other creatures sound like R2-D2.

And the Hive defiler looks a little bit too much like the Starcraft Defiler.

Oh, and the greatest flaw of this game would be the complete absence of the multiplayer mode. I wish I was able to clean up the crypt with a few friends...

The Bottom Line
A great game. Even if you don't overlook it's flaws the game is still great! Worth playing indeed.

Windows · by Hypercake (1310) · 2008

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Trivia

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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

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  • 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.

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Game added by MAT.

Additional contributors: Kalirion, Dae, Vaelor, Paulus18950, Patrick Bregger.

Game added May 26, 2000. Last modified February 28, 2024.