Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Something Is Burning - Real Heroes: Firefighter Play-Time Data

Something is burning, and it's not my coffee!

Quick Brew Info:
     Real Heroes: Firefighter was released on the Nintendo Wii on August 4, 2009(August 11 according to a few sources).  Real Heroes: Firefighter released with a MSRP of $29.99.

     It took 371 days for Real Heroes: Firefighter's play-time data to debut on the Wii's Nintendo Channel.

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Real Heroes: Firefighter has 6,040 players reporting their play-time data, for its debut on the Nintendo Channel.

"Total" Game-Play & Average Hours Played Reported:
     Real Heroes: Firefighter has 50,506 Total Hours for its debut, and 8 Hours 22 Minutes play-time per person/console.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     Real Heroes: Firefighter's Amazon.com sale rank is #1,548 and is selling for $17.96.
As I stated in the "Quick Brew Info" section, the game released with a MSRP of just $29.99, but now has a "List Price" of only $19.99.

Review Score Averages:
     Real Heroes: Firefighter's review score average is 70.29%, based on 17 "professional" reviews on GameRankings.com.

     On Amazon.com, Real Heroes: Firefighter has a 4.5 out of 5 Star customer rating.  The 4.5 out of 5 Star customer rating would put the game at a 90% review score average; nearly 20% points higher than the "professional" review score average.
     Out of 26 customer reviews for the game, twenty-five reviews were rated either 4 or 5 stars.  There was only one customer rating of "1 star", but when I read it, it was clear the low score was not for the game itself, but with an issue of receiving a version that would not play on their Wii (PAL vs. NTSC).

     I have not played Real Heroes: Firefighter, but I am interested in the game.  I like the idea behind it, and think that there is potential for a franchise with it.

     I am surprised the game has taken a year for any play-time data to show up on the Nintendo Channel, as I thought the lower MSRP of $29.99 initially, would have helped with sales.  Perhaps the game didn't ship a large number of units initially, and it's just been a really "slow burn" title on the Wii?

     Has anybody played Real Heroes: Firefighter?  If so, what are you thoughts on the game?  Is it something you would recommend to other Wii owners that enjoy the FPS genre, and are perhaps looking for something a little different?

If anybody is interested in Real Heroes: Firefighters, you can see new and used prices on Amazon.com linked below:


  1. I haven't played this game yet, but it looks like it could be pretty interesting. It's not the prettiest graphically, but the gameplay looks interesting enough to be good for a few hours at least. I'm might have to see if I can pick it up.

  2. @Tony Miller:
    I like the premise for it a lot. I think they knew the graphics weren't top notch, but they also weren't charging $50 for it brand new.

    Perhaps one day I can have the time and money to play these games...

    Thanks for the comment, and let me know if you pick it up!


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