Kid reviews for Little Inferno

Common Sense says

Players burn possessions in dark, anti-consumerism puzzler.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 6 reviews
Teen, 13 years old Written byArcancielle October 15, 2013

Thought Provoker

This "interactive toy" is a method for the folks at Tomorrow Corporation to get their deep and thoughtful message across. This game parodies consumerism and what we call entertainment. A fun toy for little kids and a thought provoker for adults.

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Kid, 11 years old January 30, 2020

Little Inferno

I haven't finished this game but I think it's fine for mature kids and older. I have seen a couple of horror movies before, so everything 'terrifying' isn't that scary for a kid like me. I have the volume down if I hear screaming so the experience is much better. Please make sure that your kid knows not to burn anything in the fireplace and/or with a lighter.

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Teen, 14 years old Written bySiana007 September 16, 2018

Addicting yet dark

I started playing this about a day or two ago and finished today, it takes about four hours. As the game starts it seems easy enough, you meet people through letters and burn stuff. You burn animal toys, screaming children are also involved. Later on it shows hints of darkness like alcohol, pills, possibly cigarettes and dark books. There are also combos that you need to make by burning a few items at a time which also become dark (One includes "mid-life crisis").
At the end of the game your friend (Sugarplums) has her house burned down and so does yours.

Despite all this, it's still fun. A bit of darkness is shown, but it's all fun.

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Teen, 14 years old Written bygiovannitheboss November 4, 2016

SO FUN!!

In my personal opinion, this is one of the best downloadable games on the
WiiU! it is a little bit morbid at times, as one parent suggested by pointing out the "party bus" toy, which when burned releases a screaming noise, but 18+ is WAY over the top. as long as kids know that it is just a game, and that the things in it aren't real, then there is no problem here for teens, tweens, or mature kids.
Teen, 15 years old Written byknifeandfork December 11, 2015

Mild imitable behaviour, bad language, drug reference

IMITABLE BEHAVIOUR: As this game is all about burning things, it may be something younger kids may want to imitate in real life. Many of the objects you burn are just toys, but one of the objects is fireworks. However, the game's cartoony style means it looks nothing like real life.
DRUGS: One of the items you can burn are magic mushrooms.
LANGUAGE: There are two uses of 'cr*ppy'.

Additionally, younger kids won't appreciate the game's sometimes dark sense of humour.

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Teen, 15 years old Written bySalsander December 26, 2013

OK for kids in middle school

Little inferno is more of an passive experience rather than a game. You spend a majority of the game burning items you buy from a company called the "Tomorrow Corporation (TC)". The TC has a dystopia nature. Everyone in you neighborhood has a fireplace and burns items from the TC and doesn't go outside in fear of freezing in the snow. There are many themes of consumerism throughout the game and it shows the pitfalls of over-consumption. The most mature part about the game perhaps is the burning, which may cause kids to have an itch to start a fire. The items you will burn range from a number of household items such as toys and kitchen utensils. For the most part, nothing you burn is alive (except for some bugs and fish); although what your protagonist burns isn't safe. You can burn the fuse of a bomb, a package of batteries, a chainsaw, and many other dangerous items without consequences. However, as the story progresses, your neighbor who constantly sends letters to you has an accident with her fire place and nearly dies. Apart from that, you can burn liquor and some pharmacy drugs, although you can never consume these yourself. There is a toy you can burn called "low self esteem action doll" who carries a bottle of wine and says "come here boys" in a drunk voice, but doesn't wear anything revealing. There is a but if crude humor here too. You can burn a toy named "kitty kitty poo poo" that shoots out black pellets when it is burned. Thats pretty much all the mature content you will find here. Make sure your child knows the consequences of burning things in real life.
(Side Note: One parent made a comment about burning children in a school bus. You can buy a small toy called "party bus" that has dolls in it. For comic effect, a sound of screaming children is triggered when the toy is burned. It's a little morbid, but nothing alive other than bugs are burned in this game)

This title contains:

Positive Messages
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking