Blast opponents off the road with Fireburst, an explosively fun fast-paced arcade style racing game with fantastic graphics.
User reviews: Mixed (95 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 25, 2012
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About This Game

Blast opponents off the road with Fireburst, an explosively fun fast-paced arcade style racing game with fantastic graphics. Rev up to scorching speeds to outrun opponents on a dozen different tracks, setting them ablaze in your flaming wake thanks to our exclusive Fireboost technology. Drive as sixteen sarcastic drivers with unique styles and taunts, using various explosive, fire-based special abilities to turn other cars into a pyre of parts. Leave opponents sucking on your smoldering dust in single-player mode, local four-player mode or the insane, firetastic online eight-player mode. Grab the wheel and burn some rubber.

Key Features:

  • Choose Your Death Ride – Get behind the wheel of 16 different vehicles including trucks, buggys, muscle cars and 4x4s. Win additional artwork and unlock other goodies as you turn opponents in piles of road ash.
  • Eccentrically Eclectic Characters – Choose from 16 original characters with unique personalities and nerve pinching taunts.
  • Fireboost Abilities – Turn every vehicle into a deadly hotrod with four fiery class-specific special abilities: Fireball, Fireblast, Firewall and Firewheels. Oh yeah!
  • Maps Galore – Race on 12 single-player and five multi-player maps including docks, airfields, oil rigs, sewers and warehouses packed with shortcuts, obstacles and cool-down zones (to help extend your Fireboost).
  • Modes Aplenty – Play the single-player mode to complete challenges, create a custom race or simply smash AI opponents. Multiplayer modes include four-player local split-screen and eight-player online racing.
  • Heart-Pounding Soundtrack – As if things weren't hot enough, the soundtrack includes Hawthorne Heights' rockin' hit single, "Drive."

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with shader model 3.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1600 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
I'm enjoying this lower-tier racing game, made in UE3, a lot.
Reminds me of Speed Busters: American Highways as simply racing isn't enough to win: You always have to have an eye on your boost/heat gauge (think of F-Zero), which doubleacts as boost and only in-game weapon.

Additionally, each race has different mandatory objectives, most focus on the heat element, like keeping a car that is constantly heating up cool or using the boost in each track sector for a certain time.

Light planning aspects, lots of colourful tracks (The graphics mix post apocalypse with cotton candy, with way-up contrast and totally overdone motion blur. Won't win any originality prizes, but it gets the mood across), alright controls. One of the better racing games of Steam's cheapo barrel bottom.

(Oh, while it aesthetically is somewhere between Speed Buster's colourfulness and Powerslide's track design, I haven't come across any drifting, if that is important to you.)
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38 of 39 people (97%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
I don’t know if I should give this game a THUMP UP or DOWN. ;( I have mixed feelings about this game, maybe because I am totally in love with this Rock 'n' Roll / Bikerstyle. Anyways here are the most important facts in my eyes:

First of all a WARNING:
You can play this game just in Singleplayer OR you host a game local with a friend. When I played it local with a friend the game hasn’t filled the other slots with bots so this seems to be bugged. Multiplayer online isn’t possible because there are no servers and the developers aren’t doing anything since the release in the year 2012.

So for the Multiplayer there are just 1/10 points (because you can only play local and this is also bugged lol).

Whoever still is interessted in the game here are the main facts:
• Genre: Racing game
• Music: Rock 'n' Roll ♥ Great tracks! I really love and enjoy them. 10/10
• Graphic: Not perfect but really beautiful with great details. 8/10
• Characters: You can choose a typical biker, a nerd, a tattooed woman and many more. 10/10
• Vehicles: Many different vehicles with different aspects but no special weapons (besides the fireboost which is standard for every vehicle). 7/10

Fireboost:
You can just kill enemies with bouncing them from a bridge, cliff or whatever OR you KILL THEM WITH THE FIREBOOST! The fireboost is normaly to get faster but you are also able to burn the other vehicles with the flames. You should just take care that your vehicle don’t gets too hot (if it’s too hot you burn yourself to death). So always look around for water which cools you down and whatever you do DON’T DRIVE THROUGH THE RED BARRELS. ;p

Price:
The original price is 9,99 € (valuta calculator says about 13,61 $) and this price – to my mind - is just justified with a mulitplayer server and support / updates / bugfixes. For a game in graveyard the price is even with this cool bikerstyle way too high… so 0/10 points.

Conclusion:
Total points: 36/60 = 60 %
The game isn’t bad it’s just bad that the developers have given up. I can just advise to buy this game if it’s really cheap (on sale, coupon) + if you are in love with racing games & rock 'n' roll.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2012
This is actually a surprisingly good game. The track design is very nice. There's an array of cars and drivers, which you select separately. Each car and driver has their own stats, and they add together for some customization. Each car has a different paint-job depending on the driver as well.

The game's main gimmick is heat. There's a strong risk-vs-reward element, and it's all about managing heat. When your car overheats, it blows up. When you use boost, your heat gauge rises. As you boost you also cause one of a few flame effects, depending on your car. Some cars leave a trail of flame when boosting, some have a ring of fire, etc. These are your weapons, since any opponents caught in your flames take on more heat themselves.

Any water on the track will cool you down if you drive through it, be it blue water barrels, puddles, waterfalls, or skimming the surf.

No idea how well multiplayer works, haven't seen anyone online to try it with.

I can see this becoming a sleeper hit.
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26 of 39 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Probably one of the laziest games I've ever come to play... Gameplay is sloppy, graphics are not that good, characters are just painful stereotypes, none of them are really funny, and they just come out as annoying, tracks don't match the gamestyle of the game, there's too much going on wherever you go, so it's hard to keep track of where you're supposed to go.
It's a mess...
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24 of 38 people (63%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
Don't buy this game. Game itself is not bad, it's ok. But, 2 achievements are bugged and multiplayer mod is dead. Developer don't give a fu about this game anymore, so it's pretty deep in gravejard...
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