[Nintendo Switch] Fire: Ungh’s Quest Review
Fire: Ungh’s Quest from Daedalic Entertainment is a point and click adventure game on Nintendo Switch. Check our Fire: Ungh’s Quest review!
In Fire: Ungh’s Quest from Daedalic Entertainment, you’ll be taking on a point and click adventure game on Nintendo Switch. Ungh is ordered to keep the village’s fire safe, which shouldn’t be a hard job to complete. He, unfortunately, ends up falling asleep, so he’s thrown out of the village by the chief so that he can fix his mistake and find a new fire for all. To do this, he’ll have to go searching for the fireflies that have been trapped and hidden all over the land. He sets out to do this after eating an apple that sends him into a rather trippy state, during which he sees a talking tree.
You can control the game using the right Nintendo Switch Joy-Con as a pointer so that you can move the cursor around the screen and press the A button to interact with objects or with other characters. You can adjust the cursor’s speed in the configuration menu. Pressing the X button will highlight all of the things you can interact with for that particular screen. There’s also the option of playing by using the console’s touchscreen when playing in Portable or Tabletop Mode, or if playing Fire: Ungh’s Quest on a Nintendo Switch Lite.
To give you an idea of the types of puzzles you’ll end up running into, I’ll talk about the first puzzle in the game. You have you collect an apple from a tree – an apple that is conveniently glowing to give you a heads-up of what you need to do. Going left towards the village will get someone to throw a bone at Ungh’s head. While painful, the bone could prove to be useful to knock down the apple. After Ungh takes aim and launches the bone, it’s caught, eaten, and expelled by a snake, so you’ll have to find a way to get rid of the snake.
Try to pull the snake from its tail in order to remove it from the tree, and it will only end up going back to its original position, keeping you from using the bone to bring the apple down from the tree. If you go one screen to the right from the tree, you will find a pitchfork. Bring it back to the previous screen, and you can use it to nail down the snake’s tail to the tree so that it can no longer eat the bone. You can now throw the bone towards the apple to knock it down so that you can eat it in a single bite.
There are coins for you to collect during your time with Fire: Ungh’s Quest, which you can use to unlock concept art that will show you the process for creating the game. To find these, you’ll need to perform specific actions to unlock them. For example, remember that bone that was thrown at Ungh’s head from the village? If you try to throw it back into the village, you will get a coin, as well as another hit to Ungh’s head when the bone is thrown out of the village by the chief. Be sure to check each area of a level so that you can collect all of the hidden coins before moving on!
Fire: Ungh’s Quest is a good option for those who are new to the genre. It’s a short game that you can complete in around 3 hours or so, depending on your experience with point and click adventures. Fire: Ungh’s Quest is out on Nintendo Switch with a $14.99 asking price.
This Fire: Ungh’s Quest review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Daedalic Entertainment.