What are Fire and Water Games?

Fire and Water games are a particular subcategory of problem-solving games which can be played by two players or one. In them, two characters with distinctly different magical powers are tasked with overcoming a series of obstacles on the way to the end of the level. Fire and water have been used as hazards in games for decades. Spellcasters in role-playing games hurl fireballs at their enemies; characters in platformers jump across rivers in order to avoid going for an unexpected swim. But only recently have these two elemental substances been brought together into a co-operative setting. The first game of this sort came in 2010, with Fireboy and Watergirl. The work of Oslo Albet and Jan Villanueva, this game combined great looks with stylish animation and a simple premise, and it spawned several popular sequels. The aim of the game is straightforward. Fireboy and Watergirl start the game trapped in a temple in the heart of the forest. To reach the exit, they need to rely on one another to avoid and disable the traps. Both characters are vulnerable only to the opposite element. So, if Fireboy touches a body of water, he’ll die instantly, and the level will reset. And if Watergirl touches fire, the same thing will happen. The first game came with a total of 32 levels, which were divided into three categories, each demanding a slightly different strategy. At Gamepix, we provide a range of games of this sort, so you’ll never miss a way of enjoying a problem-solving experience. Each game is in HTML5, so you’ll be able to pick up a slice of elemental action, whatever platform you’re playing on – so long as it has a web browser.

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