Fire Attack

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Not to be confused with Fire (Game & Watch) or Fire.
Fire Attack
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Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game & Watch
Release date March 26, 1982
Genre Platformer
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Mode(s) Single player
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Fire Attack is a title in the Game & Watch series, which was released on March 26, 1982. A display of this title can be unlocked in Game & Watch Gallery, but it is also a playable title in Game & Watch Gallery 4.


The Classic Mode of Fire Attack in Game & Watch Gallery 4

Unlike the Game & Watch title Fire, Fire Attack involves a cowboy who is trying to stop attackers (represented as stereotypical Native Americans) from burning down his base. As the game progresses, he will have to be a lot more cautious as more attackers appear. If an attacker manages to set the base on fire, the player will get a miss. When the player gets three misses, they receive a Game Over. In the Game & Watch Gallery 4 version, attackers have had their head feathers and cloths removed to make them appear as bandits instead, likely due to concerns over racial insensitivity.


The Modern Mode of Fire Attack

The Modern version of Fire Attack involves Wario, who is trying to protect a giant golden statue of himself from a bunch of Bob-ombs and Bullet Bills. During his defense, however, Wario has to be careful not to hit any chickens or apples, as they award him bonus points. The player is not penalized for hitting a chicken or apple, but the player does get a miss if a Bob-omb or Bullet Bill manages to destroy parts of Wario's statue. It is Game Over if Wario's statue gets destroyed. However, Wario can remove one miss when he gets 200, 500, or 700 points by catching a Heart coming from a Bill Blaster.

If the player selects the game yet waits several moments to start it, a humorous scene is shown where Wario is using a hoe to till the ground as his hen is walking around near a Tomato field. However, while Wario is taking a break to wipe off sweat, he is oblivious to a Bob-omb rolling up behind him, and is sent flying by the explosion (with the hen noticing the Bob-omb at the last moment and proceeding to flee before it exploded).


  • In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mr. Game & Watch's animations were changed to closer resemble the actual Game & Watch games. This resulted in the appearance of his forward smash being changed to match the original design of the enemy characters from Fire Attack, with the feather on their head that was previously edited out of the version of the game in Game & Watch Gallery 4. This caused an online backlash, and Nintendo of America responded by announcing an update patch to remove the feather.[1]

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