One day, one of the developers at ONESOFT woke up and thought, “Minecraft could really use some guns.” However, being a kid’s game, guns and violence don’t really mix well in Minecraft. So, this developer pitched Fire Craft: 3D Pixel World to everyone else in ONESOFT. These guys are really used to making shooter games, with their game Galaxy Attack: Alien Shooter being one of the most popular ones. They’ve also done the “take a kid’s game and add shooting to it” with Merge Plants: Zombie Defense, so they know they can pull off this idea.
And you might actually be surprised, because Fire Craft: 3D Pixel World packs quite a punch. It’s loads of fun. While the game really veers away from the crafting aspect of the game, on the other hand, it ramps up the survival part. Indeed, the survival part of the game’s too intense that you need guns just to survive, and sometimes even grenades and air strikes.
It sometimes gets too intense that you’d need a little bit of backup. In this Fire Craft: 3D Pixel World guide, we’ll be explaining how to unlock the different game modes, give you some pointers on staying alive, and turn you into a killing machine.
Lock and load, we’re blasting blocks by the bulk.
1. Fire Craft: 3D Pixel World Controls and Interface
First off, let’s talk about the game’s interface. The screen above shows the game’s UI, which will be what you’ll mostly be seeing as you play Fire Craft: 3D Pixel World. You control your character by using the joystick on the lower left. You can jump around by clicking the button with the upwards arrow to your right, and turn around quickly by tapping on the circular arrow.
Go to first person view and get a better shot by clicking the crosshair button, and take care of hordes quite easily by clicking on the grenade. Below the grenade button shows how many grenades you still have. Take note that the number of grenades you have carry over between stages, so make sure not to waste them.
Above the grenade is a bullet button. When you run out of ammo, click this button. It will replenish all of your weapons’ ammo by 60% of the max clip size. However, clicking it will also play an ad, which kinda kills the momentum a bit. Alternatively, you can use the time to cool down a bit when things get too intense and you need a short time out. If you need a longer break, there’s a pause button on the upper right.
On the top left, you can see your avatar. The red bar indicates your health, which won’t go down until your armor, the silver bar, runs out. Below your avatar, you can see the amount of gold and gems you’ve collected during the current stage. Beside your loot, you can take a quick snapshot of your screen to capture awesome moments by tapping on the camera button.
Finally, below all of these are your power-ups. The plane button calls an airstrike, killing your enemies with bombs falling from the sky. The one beside it shows a crate on a parachute. This drops a care package, which contains ammo, health, armor, and grenades. Use these two when in a bind.
Usually, enemies will have a health bar above their heads, which will quickly drain as you shoot them dead. When fighting bosses, the boss’s health will be displayed on top, which should give you a clear idea on your progress in the boss fight.
2. Unlocking All Four Fire Craft: 3D Pixel World Game Modes
The game has four game modes: Campaign, Apocalypse City, Zombie Defense, and Boss Fight. Playing through any game mode will award you with various amounts of gold, gems, and shards which you can use to unlock new weapons. At first, only Campaign will be unlocked. Here are the game modes’ descriptions and how you can unlock them.
Campaign – unlocked from the start. The Campaign mode will familiarize yourself with the different enemies in the game. The Campaign features over 50 levels for you to blast through. You fight enemies in waves in Campaign, and some levels will feature a boss fight. Kill all enemies to survive the wave.
Apocalypse City – unlocked after completing Campaign level 10. Apocalypse Mode is similar to Survival modes in other games. You are dropped in a level where you can never win – all you can do is try to survive. Waves upon waves of enemies will come at you, never stopping until you drop dead.
Zombie Defense – unlocked after completing Campaign level 5. This game can be played in Idle Mode, which allows you to sit back and watch your character shoot automatically at the upcoming hordes of enemies. The only thing separating you from the enemy is a barricade, which you will have to defend. If the barricade falls, you lose.
Boss Fight – unlocked after completing Campaign level 12. The Boss Fight Mode will let you have a rematch against the Bosses you’ve beaten in Campaign Mode. You can fight the Bosses in three different difficulties: Easy, Normal, and Hard. Can you take them on once again?
3. Getting Stronger In Fire Craft: 3D Pixel World
In Fire Craft: 3D Pixel World, you’re only as strong as your weakest weapon. You can take one melee weapon, one pistol, grenades, and two Primary weapons with you during battle. You may also change your armor, which affects your starting health and armor.
The most important part in Fire Craft: 3D Pixel World is keeping a balanced arsenal of weapons. In the armory, you can see the weapons and gear you’ve unlocked. To unlock new weapons, you have to collect enough shards from playing. You’ll need more and rarer shards for the strongest weapons in the game, but all of these will be unlocked as you play the game.
For the weapons you’ve already unlocked, you can strengthen them by spending gold to upgrade them. Each time you upgrade a weapon with gold, it will gain half a star. After completing all five stars for a weapon, you will have to upgrade it with shards. Collect more shards for your unlocked weapons to further increase their power. Upgrading guns with shards will also reset its star power, allowing you to upgrade them even more with gold.
The Grenade screen will show you the different explosive throwables you can bring to the battlefield. The grenades have a simple tradeoff between their power and their cooldown. Pick the one you’re more comfortable to use. Take note that the quantity of the grenades is counted independent of each other. Keep track of how many grenades of each kind you still have, so you’d be able to manage your resources better.
The Armor screen will show you the different armor you can wear. Aside from making your character look cooler, the armor will also affect your starting health and armor. The Armor unlocks the same way as you complete Campaign levels, so rushing through the Campaign is a good idea if you want to last longer in Apocalypse City.
4. Know Your Enemy
You will face a lot of different kinds of enemies in the game, but they all fall into four categories.
Melee – melee enemies that have to get close to you to hit you. They are the most basic enemies, and are quite easy to dodge and kill.
Range – ranged enemies that fire projectiles to damage you. Keep moving so they miss their shots, and prioritize killing them first while running around the melee enemies.
Giant – giant enemies that are bigger versions of the melee and range enemies. They deal more damage and have higher health, but behave the same way as their smaller versions.
Boss – bosses appear at the end of some stages. They are strong enemies with very high health. They are sometimes accompanied by other enemies, and they’re the toughest challenge you can face in Fire Craft: 3D Pixel World.
Keep note of the different enemies you fight, as apart from these basic descriptions, many of them also have special powers. Some enemies drop bombs when they die, which may explode and damage you if you’re not careful. Others can teleport around the level, which can make you miss your shot and confuse you. Knowing your enemies’ strengths and weaknesses will help you stay ahead of your competition.
5. How To Survive Longer In Fire Craft: 3D Pixel World
After unlocking strong weapons and upgrading them to the max, the only thing left you can improve is yourself. You still have to rely on your skills to allow yourself to survive, as having big guns can only get you so far. Here are some general tips and tricks for you that will help you survive longer.
Use cover – Running around can help you dodge projectiles, but they can also lead you to disadvantageous situations, such as getting cornered and overrun by melee enemies. One way to dodge the projectiles is by using cover – these will prevent the enemy projectiles to hit you. Keep in mind though that your bullets will also not be able to get past through obstacles, so you will still have to go around the cover to finish off your attackers.
Reload only when you’re not surrounded – One easy way to get overrun is by wasting your time reloading your weapon as hordes of enemies approach you. Instead of reloading when your ammo runs out, swap weapons instead. This will buy you more time to make a clear path for yourself. Once you’ve killed enemies and you’re on the clear, that’s the time you should reload. This is also the reason why you have to keep all your weapons up to date – you will never want to swap out a strong weapon for an inferior one.
Use power-ups only when necessary – Power-ups come around rarely in the game, so you have to be wise in using them. You don’t want to regret using a power-up earlier when you get into a tighter spot later on. Use them only when necessary, such as when you’re being overrun, surrounded, or very low on health. You can also use your environment to your advantage. When you run out of ammo, you can open chests, because they may contain ammunition, gold, and shards. If you’re really out of options, consider watching an ad to refill your magazines.
Watch your feet – You have to be aware of your environment. You can get flanked by enemies, cornered in dead-ends, and even fall of the level if you’re not paying attention. When not shooting at anyone, make it a habit to look around. Take in the environment and make a mental note of where you should go when you need to move. Don’t get caught flat-footed.
6. Firing Away Voxel Enemies
Fire Craft: 3D Pixel World may look a lot like Minecraft, but it’s a very different game. There is more firing here than crafting, and there’s a larger focus on survival. What makes it fun is the intense pace it has. Even if the game’s mechanic is very simple, you will have to focus on the game if you don’t want to die.
It’s very easy to underestimate your enemies, so you want to always be sharp while playing. Keep your eyes open, and your guns blazing. This way, you’ll be blasting through blocks easily. And once all the Campaign levels have been cleared, try your hand at Apocalypse City and aim for the high score. Be the one who can survive the longest. Having read this guide, we’re sure that you can do it.
What are you waiting for? Fire away!