Parents' Guide to

My Hero: Firefighter

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Kids get thrills and fire safety lessons at the same time.

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Kids who fantasize about someday donning a red helmet and big rubber boots will find much to enjoy in the simulated firefighting of My Hero: Firefighter. All the essential elements are here -- using the ladder truck to rescue people from windows, breaking down doors to get to smoke-plagued people trapped inside buildings, and of course, using the fire hose. That last element appears most often in missions and is done quite well -- if you don't follow the instructions you received during training about the proper ways in which to attack a blaze, flames you douse will keep re-igniting before the entire fire is put out. The fire safety lessons that follow each mission are worked rather clumsily into the dialogue, but considering this is a game for young kids, the more obvious the moral, the better.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Majesco
  • Release date: November 17, 2009
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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