TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Other than your training and your firefighter squad mates, your tools will be your best friends in the middle of a fire.
The pick head axe is one of your most important and versatile pieces of equipment. Great for chopping wooden beams, doors,
crates, ventilating windows…just about anything that gets in your way. You’ll always carry your axe throughout the missions.
Like the axe, your Halligan will never leave your side. A very versatile tool, few locked doors and panels can
withstand the prying action of a well placed Halligan.
Perfect for smaller fires or for use around electricity. Be careful though, as each extinguisher has a limited amount of fire repellant.
Pay attention to the gauge on the Touch Screen, and be prepared to refill your extinguisher at an extinguisher pick up box.
The 13/4 firefighting hose is your best friend for fire control. Delivering water at high pressures, it is used extensively
for fire attack and search and rescue operations. By tapping the Spray Mode Icon on the Touch Screen, the nozzle can
be switched between two different stream types: fog and stream. The stream nozzle allows you to hit a distant target
with greater power while the fog nozzle covers a larger area but with a more limited range. Although you’ll have an
unlimited supply of water, hoses need to be attached to a water supply, so if you get too far away from your supply,
you’ll run out of hose. This is indicated by the hose icon on the Touch Screen flashing red. Use a hose pick up box to
grab a new hose.
The spreaders are attached to a self contained generator unit, and are used primarily for extricating trapped
victims in areas that cannot otherwise be accessed. In other words, you’re ripping off car doors and prying
open crushed metal with 12,000 pounds of spreading force.
The rotary saw provides firefighters with cutting power that replaces hundreds of axe blows. When you need
to make a new door where there isn’t a door, the rotary saw will come in handy.
Fire Fighter The Game
In this first-person fire & rescue action game players will enter the soot-stained boots of an everyday hero as a newly graduated academy cadet getting their start in a big city fire station. Players must use the tools of the trade like the axe, hose and saw to battle raging blazes, tackle explosive environment and rescue survivors.
It’s one of the hottest and driest summers on record in Los Angeles. And with rain nowhere to be
seen, the fire season as become even more dangerous. As a probationary firefighter, or probie,
you’ve been assigned to one of the busiest fire stations in the area. Get ready to experience your
first taste of battle with the beast and make sure everyone gets out alive!
As you take damage from heat, explosions, falling objects or electricity, the screen will start to turn red. Too much damage,
and you’ll pass out and fail the mission. Retreat to a safe area without any heat to recover your stamina.
CIVILIANS AND VICTIMS
Aside from the main task of extinguishing fires, the primary goal of firefighting is to save lives. Throughout your missions, you will often
come across victims of the fires who need your help. These victims may even be your fellow firefighters. Once a victim is located, you will see
an icon above their head indicating their general health. Unless they are unconscious or wounded and need to be carried to safety, victims
will be able to find their own way out. However, they aren’t wearing protective turnout gear and will need your help clearing a path for
them. If a victim passes out, you can attempt to revive them by looking directly at them and then press the Interact Button when it appears
on the Touch Screen. Pay attention to how a victim is acting or what they are saying. They may be able to help you get them out alive!
Interacting with objects
Looking at certain objects will make different icons appear in the middle of the top screen. These icons show you how an object can
be used. At the same time the Interact Button appears on the Touch Screen with the same icon on it. Tap the button with the stylus to
interact with the object. Some of the icons include:
This icon will appear when you can use an object, such as buttons and valves, ladders and ropes, or when you can revive or carry a
victim. Tap the Interact Button on the Touch Screen when this icon appears.
Some larger objects can be pushed out of the way. When this icon appears, push against the object by moving into the object.
There are two types of unlockables in Real Heroes: Firefighter: Fire Cause Determinators (FCDs) and Tools.
Though generally the work of the fire investigator, you’ll have the chance to help Discover how the fires started. In
each mission there are three FCDs to be found. Each one will unlock a piece of the puzzle in the Captain’s Office inside
the Fire Station. Once all three are found, you’ll discover the origin of the fire.
Also be on the lookout for special pieces of equipment. Each mission has one unique tool unlockable. Though they act
the same as your current tools, it’s much more fun hacking through doors with a stylish axe! You can change your
equipment in the Garage in the Fire Station.
During your tour of duty, the Fire Station will be your home away from home. You will return to the Fire Station after
every mission. There are three areas that make up the Fire Station: the Rec Room, the Captain’s Office and the Garage.
Tap the side arrows with the stylus on the Touch Screen, or press the L and R Button to move from room to room.
From here, select the lockers to view collectibles from each mission, or select the television to view the game’s credits.
By selecting the file cabinet, you can see your progress collecting the various FCDs in each mission. The ‘Talk Talk
9000’ on the Captain’s desk will allow you to change some control and sound options.
The bulletin board allows you to play or replay any mission you’ve already unlocked. You can switch between any
unlocked special tools in the equipment lockers. Select the fire truck to resume playing where you last left off.