30 Day Video Game Challenge, Day 3: A Game I Feel Is Underrated

This game isn’t so much “underrated” as it is “America doesn’t know what it missed”. The Firemen is one reason that I’m a heavy proponent of emulation: I would have missed it otherwise. Basically, you and an AI partner (who is competent, considering this is 1995) are trying to put out a massive fire in a corporate building. Of course, the fire is HUGE, and it basically plays like a SHMUP where you have limited ammo. It’s extremely fun.

I fully recommend the Hardcore Gaming 101 piece on the game as good reading. The Super Famicom version is far superior.

Christopher Bowen

About Christopher Bowen

Christopher Bowen is the Editor in Chief of Gaming Bus. Before opening Gaming Bus in May of 2011, he was the News Editor at Diehard GameFAN, a lead reporter for DailyGamesNews, and a reviewer at Not A True Ending, also contributing to VIMM, SNESZone and Scotsmanality. Outside of the industry, he is a network engineer in Norwalk, CT and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.