Monkey Fire, A Monkey On Fire

January 22, 2009 by Ryan Ray 

In the vein of trying to continue to find some fun games to play on the iPhone and share them with you, I’ve got an interesting one for today. It’s a very simple game, but it’s free and worth checking out as a good time waster. It’s not for anyone under 9 years of age apparently, but not because it’s bad or anything. It’s rating comes from what happens if you lose. The monkey bursts into flames and burns. Semi violent, especially for our monkey lovers out there. Don’t call PETA though, it’s all digital!

The name of this app is called Monkey Fire, and like I said the name is a great description for what this game is all about. A semi violent and semi challenging game. If you’ve ever played a game like Lander it’s very similar. The game starts out set in an arena. You have thousands of people watching as you try and land this poor monkey that is strapped into a jetpack. The controls are all built into the accelorometer. Just as easy as the iPhone adjusts orientation in Safari and other apps, it controls the angle, tilt, and speed of the monkey. A simple tilt of the iPhone down will turn the monkey’s jetpack on and that slows his descent as you can’t land the monkey falling at full speed.


There are three variables that must be right in order for you to land the monkey successfully. They are as follows; Speed, Angle, and Position. In the game you have either a thumbs up or a thumbs down to indicate if you are doing ok in that variable. Obviously they aren’t to terribly hard to get one right but aligning all three is a little tricky, as you can see in my lack of skill in the video. Which by the way I know I’m putting myself out there for critique, especially on YouTube, but if you have feedback on it be much more worth both mine and your time to leave me constructive feedback. I just posted this video and it was trolled pretty quick. Hah, anyway thanks for the feedback killmats02. 

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On the right side of the screen you have bananas lined up which represent your fuel. You only have so many bananas to try and slow yourself down and align your monkey on the pad before running out. Once you are out you free fall and have no choice but to crash and make the monkey burn

Like some have pointed out, this game may seem dumb. Some people do play these games though so if you don’t have anything nice to say then keep quiet. That’s as polite as I can say it. Sorry if you don’t like this post, but I’ll bring you a game the majority of you will like. I promise, and it’s free! haha, I enjoy games like these as it poses a challenge for you to overcome. Until then I for one will be playing this game until I can land that monkey safely, and keep him from bursting into flames, thanks for reading!

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