Trigger-happy aliens are closing in! Only you can burn the invaders to a crisp with the ultimate starship: HELLFIRE! Discover Toaplan's first side-scrolling shooter, known for its stunning graphics and strategic gameplay. Now on PC with quality-of-life extras!
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Positive (11) - 90% of the 11 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 24, 2023

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About This Game


HELLFIRE is Toaplan's first side-scrolling shooter! This PC port of the celebrated 1989 arcade title features online leaderboards, arcade-accurate emulation, quick saves, and more. You'll face a blood-boiling trial of complex choices, blazing graphics, and aliens ambushing from every angle. Firepower alone won't cut it; you must use your weapons strategically and with great prowess!

"Desperate to regain the six planets stolen by the sinister Guild Empire, the kindhearted Captain Lancer of the rebelling forces unleashes a superheated space battleship: HELLFIRE! Its blinding firepower marks the beginning of an all-out war between good and evil."


  • Choose Fire Direction: Rotate through eight shooting directions of four mighty weapons and unleash a whirlwind of hell. A strategic mindset is required, but once you master this system, you'll wonder how you lived without it.
  • Co-op Mode: Play alone or with a friend!
  • Wildly creative graphics: Explore a world of stunning vistas, mighty machines, and deadly enemies. If you can't handle the heat, at least you'll go down in style…
  • The rock-heavy soundtrack by Tatsuya Uemura showed a different side of Toaplan in the 80s, and it’s still headbang-inducing today.


  • Minimal Input Lag: Emulation, input processing, and rendering all complete on the same frame.
  • Quick Save using F1-F10, Reload with Shift+ F1-F10
  • Online leaderboards for Single Credit, No Assist, and Assisted plays.
  • Instrument panels with extra gameplay information and artwork.
  • Rewind the game between 10-18 minutes, depending on the action.
  • Experience the game in Mirror Mode
  • Capture sharable replays to immortalize your interstellar victories (or funny moments).
  • Assist Features such as auto-fire at multiple rates.
  • Very Easy Mode: Lower the difficulty to breeze through the adventure.
  • Pixel perfect or full-screen scaling in windowed or full-screen mode.
  • Rotate the gameplay in 90-degree increments.
  • Steam Achievements
  • Choose between Raw Input on Windows or Steam Input.
  • Hone your skills in the ultra-customizable practice mode!

※ If you want to play this game on a Steam Deck, you may need to force the use of "Steam Linux Runtime" in the compatibility menu in the game options

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Storage: 10 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Storage: 10 MB available space
      • Memory: 256 MB RAM
      • Storage: 10 MB available space

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