Heartfire is a charming retro vertically scrolling shoot ‘em up where a lesbian hyperspace dragon sets out to save her kidnapped partner from an entity known as The Venture.
In Heartfire you take control of a lesbian hyperspace dragon called Saffi, whose partner has keen kidnapped and taken to the far side of space. You now need to blast your way through the universe, get her back and maybe unleash a little vengeance while you’re at it.
Heartfire plays much like a traditional vertically scrolling shoot ‘em up, but with short stages which see you clearing a screen’s worth of enemies before moving on. You can choose which power-ups you’ll be able to collect by deciding which dragons to rescue from bosses
There is a little bit of momentum to the movement of your dragon, which takes a little getting used to and makes your movement a little less precise (that’s understandable though as hyperspace dragons are chunky creatures). It’s a great little game with vibrant visuals, a catchy soundtrack, challenging gameplay and a gloriously gay narrative. It makes for a very unique, charming and uplifting shoot ‘em up adventure. Highly recommended.
Controls: Keyboard or Control Pad
Available On: Windows