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Shiny The Firefly

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Shiny the Firefly is a challenging platformer, set in an atmospheric , delightful environment . Control Shiny, a brave firefly, on a quest to find his children who have been scattered all over the mysterious garden, following a terrible accident. Master tricky trials and solve demanding puzzles on this odyssey. You’ll need stealth to protect your children from deadly dangers and to fend off nasty enemies. As well as big boss fights, you’ll encounter many dangerous garden dwellers, such as the stubborn mosquitoes, hungry toads, mischievous plants, sneaky wasps and endlessly long centipedes.
This colourful, gorgeous world is a feast for the eye. Thanks to the great animation you’ll know how Shiny’s feeling at every twist and turn- if he is happy, frightened, tired or angry. This will help you to solve even the toughest of challenges. Remember to use Shiny's glow skilfully; only when he is lit up can his children will follow him, but beware, for this makes him easier prey for his enemies…
Direct gamepad controls, Steam Achievements and Trading Cards top off the whole thing - resulting in a great overall package. Can you reunite Shiny with his family?
Release date
Headup Games
Stage Clear Studios
PadaOne Games
Headup Games, Merge Games, PadaOne Games
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for Wii U

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

System requirements for Linux

  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Snow Leopard (Mac OSX 10.6) or later
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPad Wifi, iPad 3G, iPod Touch Third Gen, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6

System requirements for Android

2.3.3 and up
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Last Modified: May 1, 2023

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Shiny the Firefly | Release Trailer
Apr 25, 2013
Headup Games
Shiny The Firefly - Google Play Trailer
Mar 20, 2014
Headup Games
Shiny The Firefly - Universal - HD Gameplay Trailer
Apr 26, 2013
Miami Dice, Episode 174 - Firefly Shiny Dice
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Shiny The Firefly HD Gameplay [Android]
Apr 26, 2013
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Shiny The Firefly reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
First of all, I have to say I bought the Game for a few Cents on Offer ... So I wouldn't pay the full Price ... That's how I like the Game ... You control a Fireflies Daddy who has to collect his Children and take them to a Safe Place. With the Scattering I have no Problems the Worlds are cute a beautiful little Game ... And if it is already recommended:-)
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Game rating: 5/10-virtually no Story/Text, just some dum-di-stupid Background music and Sounds-annoying Control (numerous Reviewers have already pointed out the Tablet roots) with Mouse-little Motivation to complete the Lvls "perfectly" or even to Repeat (unless you want to make the Handful of Successes for a "perfect Game") + pretty Graphics + funny setting + fair difficulty level All in all not a particularly impressive Game, but also no "Trash," as some have written. Overall, however, it seems more like a Game of all the Making, which is clearly aimed at younger Target Groups, perhaps as 8-14 Year olds???
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Microsoft from Deutsch
A classic Game for the Ton-or should I say, "That Thing actually only has what to look for On Handies?." At least you conduct the titular Fireflies bravely with Clicks across the Screen (you can feel without having to think much that the Game originated on touchscreen Based devices), collects bored Coins, traverses arg rigid and not Just remarkable Levels ... Just to collect some small Fireflies babies At the End And also lead them to the Level exit. Along the Way, they can also sibble through various Traps ... But hey? Wayne cares. A Game without a Frame plot, Humor, witty own Ideas or anything else that would normally drive up the Fun. Please oscvern. The Thing ran at me for just 10 Minutes and then loathed himself off the Record again.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
A very nice little Game:) For the Full Price of £9.99, I wouldn't buy the Game. It's not extensive enough for That. But for the current €0.99 you can strike at any time. As a newly minted Fireflies father, we have the Task of finding our Babies in three different Worlds and getting them out of a Level healthily. The Required number varies from level to Level. By the Way, you can still collect Coins. For it to be a Challenge, there are Enemies like Spiders and Bees etc. that block our Way or the Element of Water. But for that you can collect Seeds and shoot at the aforementioned Opponents with them. Always at the End of a World, there is a Boss Opponent. To make it a bit trickier, you can earn three golden Stars at the End of a Level: Collected all the Babies, collected all The coins and put a good Time down. -good Graphics-good Soundtrack-great for an Xbox 360 Controller!
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