Parents' Guide to

Little Inferno

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

An absorbing puzzle game with a cryptic message.

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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

App is a version of the WiiU game

I've only played that version and it is a very addictive, deep but easy-to-play, casual game for grown-ups as well as kids. A big part of the fun (at least in the WiiU version) is the pun/puzzle aspect that rewards the player for figuring out which items to burn together based on the pun. If you liked World of Goo, you'll love this off-the-wall game too!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (3 ):

LITTLE INFERNO is a deceiving game. On the surface, buying things and tossing them in the fireplace doesn't sound like a lot of fun, but the game still manages to hook people (who give it at least 10 to 15 minutes) with an intriguing story line and the odd fun that comes with, well, burning things. It's mesmerizing, almost hypnotic.

The game makes a critical statement about the consumptive nature of our culture and the effects this can have on both the environment and our own psyches. However, this satirical message is likely to be lost on younger players. Older ones, though, will appreciate the deviation from the usual suspects of game genres and the chance to explore an entirely new style of play.

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