Games are an excellent solution if you need a break from long working hours. You can forget about files and folders for half an hour and unwind with something simple, in which mistakes do not cost anything. Firefly can be quite relaxing, thanks to its soundtrack and its simple gameplay. It is based on the classic Pac-Man arcade game, but the 3D graphics gives Firefly a modern look.
The game can be installed almost instantly and its system requirements are modest. It is not free, but you can play a demo, if you want to see it for yourself. Firefly is part of the Superstar Pack 2 bundle, which includes two more games.
Even if you are not familiar with Pac-Man, you will not have any kind of difficulties understanding Firefly's rules. You have to guide a firefly through a maze and collect glowing eggs, while avoiding other insects. Besides the cursor keys, which are used to control the firefly, you don't need to remember any other controls.
You will encounter different types of enemies, like butterflies, wasps or other fireflies, which behave differently. For example, butterflies move slowly and they will not follow you through the maze. Enemy fireflies move at the same speed as your own and you may need to maneuver through the maze if you encounter them, because they will stay on your tail.
Just like in Pac-Man, you can find a few power-ups, in certain locations. They will not turn your enemies blue and enable you to eat them, but they will give you various advantages. In certain cases, collecting a power-up will freeze your enemies, while in other cases, a power-up will turn you into a ghost, which makes it possible to move through enemies, without losing a life.
The game is based on the same rules as Pac-Man and it has decent graphics. You will encounter a variety of enemies, with different behaviors. Firefly's difficulty level is not too high and its soundtrack is relaxing.
The game's demo includes a single level. If you want to take a break or if you are bored, Firefly will help you enjoy your free time.
Firefly Editor’s Review Rating
Firefly has been reviewed by Frederick Barton on 26 Mar 2013. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated Firefly 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential