Kill it with Fire from Casey Donnellan Games LLC and tinyBuild is a game about murdering spiders. If you are against arachnid abuse or have arachnophobia, this is definitely not a game for you.
With that out the way, let’s get into what makes Kill it with Fire fun.
In Kill it with Fire, players will take on the role of an invincible human inside a spider infested house. Within the first few minutes of the game, you’ll obtain a clipboard with a list of objectives to complete.
As you explore your immediate environment and pick up notes, your objectives list will update. In the first level for example, you will need to obtain a can of hairspray which you’ll turn into a makeshift flamethrower before continuing further.
Players progress in Kill it with Fire by killing the required number of spiders to unlock doors. Players will open drawers, cabinets and cupboards as well as move boxes and other objects while searching for spiders to obliterate.
A handy spider detection device helps make this easier but this is barely necessary since there’s plenty of spiders in each level to deal with.
Exploring levels and picking up specific objects unlocks the objects for use as weapons, or other purposes. You can pick up a snack bag for example and use the snacks as bait to lure spiders onto a specific spot.
In Kill it with Fire, there are also a lot of non-spider related objectives to help fight off the repetitive nature of the game. In one level you’ll be tasked with organising tools in a garage while in another you’re tasked with “Erasing the past” by destroying 10 picture frames.
These simple distractions add a bit more flavour to each level, and trying to complete these objectives while hunting down annoying arachnids is quite a lot of fun. There’s also additional “Arachno Gauntlet” challenges which can be unlocked within levels.
These add some longevity and replayability to the otherwise short and simple game.
Kill it with Fire has a low-poly aesthetic and thankfully this helps it succeed. This is not a hardcore, serious business, realism driven game and it knows this. It’s all about having fun while enacting sweet sweet vengeance on spidery menaces in an over the top manner.
The game excels in this regard. There really aren’t that many games out there that will let you use C4 on a common household spider after all.
The soundtrack used in the game isn’t exactly anything special. There’s one particular track that plays whenever you find a spider that’s quite fear-inducing though.
The creepy track indicates to the player that there’s a spider at large and they should be doing everything in their power to destroy the fleeing arachnid. Torch the living room, shotgun the bookshelf and molotov cocktail everything else.
While being quite simple at its core, Kill it with Fire is surprisingly fun. The game does just enough to keep you entertained throughout and the low price and short length warrant a recommendation from us.
It’s currently quite cheap on Steam right now so if you want to absolutely obliterate some spiders (and everything else in the process), head on over to its store page here.