The Ignition Factor

The Ignition Factor (SNES)


Super Nintendo


Game Rating

User Ratings: 27

Our Review: 6/10


Also Known As
Fire Fighting
Number of Players
Single Player
Release Date

Super Nintendo

  • 11th Nov 1994
  • Jan 1995

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • 25th Aug 2011, 800 points
  • 29th Apr 2011, 900 points
  • 1st Mar 2011, 800 points

Wii U eShop

  • 24th Sep 2015, $7.99
Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo Switch Online

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  • Review The Ignition Factor (Wii U eShop / SNES)

    A reality show about the lives of hot and steamy firefighters

    This is the scripted story of six strangers that are picked to become firefighters, work together and have their lives played by a total stranger with a controller. Find out what happens when they stop being polite... and realize their lives aren't real. There was a time in gaming...

  • Review The Ignition Factor (SNES)

    It burns, but it doesn't crash

    Ask anybody to name some firefighting games and you'll be lucky if they name one. Despite the games about the profession generally being quite good, there's not many of them, and they're not very widely known either. The Ignition Factor is one of only two on the SNES, the other one being the more well-known The...

About The Game

The classic fire-fighting game, The Ignition Factor, is back, and this time on Virtual Console!

Take control of a brave firefighter as he battles to save people from towering infernos and flame-filled factories.

You have a large variety of equipment to help you with your task, plus the hero isn't afraid of getting physical and kicking objects, climbing ropes and jumping to help him get to all areas. But time is definitely not your friend, as the fires get gradually worse and you slowly run out of breathable air! Different types of fire need to be extinguished with different methods, so you'll need to use your equipment to the best of your ability to save the day.

Aim to use the fire engine and your team-mates to extinguish all the flames you can see! Can you keep your cool and save everyone in a constantly changing environment?