Shiny The Firefly

Shiny The Firefly


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"Fireflies in the dark"

Reviewed by / Apr 29, 2013

Rescue the babies and bring them home

Shiny The Firefly is a colorful and engaging game where you're required of looking for Shiny's babies. There will be many enemies attacking you at all times, so you need to be clever and think strategically in order to avoid the mosquitoes, plants, toads, wasps and other garden inhabitants who are eager to annoy you.

At the beginning of every level, you have the total number of babies and the minimum you need to save. In addition, the blue dots show the location of the babies and the green one tells you where to go when you've rescued them. As an original feature, you can only see the babies when the lights are on, so turn them on and off by tapping on Shiny.

The game is excellent, well-thought and with an addictive gameplay. As for the controls, you just need to tap where you want the firefly to go and double tap to move faster or use the items you'll come across with.

Headup Games GmbH & Co KG is the developer of Shiny The Firefly free and premium version with 33 levels and a highly enjoyable interface. One of the best games we've tried out recently.

Tags: shiny the firefy.

Developer's original description available here
"Beautiful as a Pixar movie" []
"Shiny The Firefly is a diamond, a small collector's piece [9.5/10]" []
"Bugtastic" []
"The game is excellent, well-thought and with an addictive gameplay. [...] One of the best games we've tried out recently. [5/5]" []
"This game is excellent. [4.5/5]" []
„[…] a brilliant Game for in between. [8/10]“ []
“The game is definitely one of the most felicitous releases of the week. Conclusion: BUY!” []

This adorable game, set in the middle of a picturesque garden, has you helping Shiny, the cute little firefly, to find his babies. You’ll have to fly, run, hide and defend yourself against a legion of enemies. Stubborn mosquitoes, hungry toads, mischievous plants, sneaky wasps, endlessly long centipedes and lots of other little, dangerous garden dwellers are going to get in your way and make your life difficult.

Your reflexes will be tested, as well as your wit and intellect as you navigate through this beautiful, colorful world helping Shiny in his search. All kinds of different animations let you know how Shiny’s feeling. So you’ll always know if he’s feeling happy, concerned, tired or angry. That will help you solve the trickiest situations in the game. Use your ability to shine skillfully: the babies can only follow Shiny when he is lit up, but that also makes him visible to his enemies…

Can you reunite Shiny with his family?

• Great, high-quality graphics
• A charismatic character with numerous animations
• Three different worlds with a total of 33 levels, teeming with enemies, bosses, puzzles and other game elements
• Unique “Light on, light off” feature
• An all-round fully developed and intuitive game experience for everybody
• Supports MOGA controllers
• Google Play Game Services Achievements
• Supports Tablets & Smartphones

Recently changed in this version

--- New in 1.1.1:
- Google Play Game Services now fully working!
- Back Button now works in menu and ingame

--- New in 1.1.0:
- Removed unneeded GPS permission
- Galaxy S4 fix
- Added Japanese ingame texts
- Minor fixes

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Comments and ratings for Shiny The Firefly
  • (67)

    by Thomas McDonald on 31/05/2014

    I played this game on my windows tablet and was thrilled to find it available for Android. Great game play and beautiful graphics. Great buy. Runs great on my. Note 3.

  • (67)

    by Muhamad Jazairi on 26/05/2014

    Shiny its cute >_<

  • (67)

    by Jessica Johnston on 02/04/2014

    So much fun

  • (67)

    by Sid Julien on 11/03/2014

    Pretty. Cute game

  • (67)

    by Rachel Bayles Lacey on 10/03/2014

    Very fun.

  • (67)

    by ErAn KrieF on 17/12/2013

    Very hard

  • (67)

    by Lucien Foss on 11/10/2013

    Only supports proprietary Moga 'Enhanced' mode.

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