Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno Review – SEGA does it again

On April 15, 2013

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Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno Review – SEGA does it again

Our rating:


Version #: 1

Date Released: 2013-02-21

Developer: Sega America

Price: 0.99

User Rating:

Don’t judge this based on its title, I don’t know why but it gave me the impression of some science showcase where we’d get a virtual simulation of a fire vortex or something like that.

How wrong I was.

Hell Yeah Pocket Inferno turned out to be one of the greatest games I’ve ever played on my iPhone.

The game kinda reminds me of both Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog, where the levels are styled similarly to the classic Mario maps and the playing style of the game is reminiscent of our blue and furred friend. A 2D side scroller, the game has players run across levels while collecting tokens, avoiding obstacles and defeating enemies. Seems rather cliche, but makes for a great game concept.

While many other games of the same genre have their gameplay based around a similar system, what sets this one apart lies in the depth of the extensive content. Ranging from lots of fancy levels to unlockable perks and upgrades, it is very obvious that SEGA put in plenty of effort towards the development of this game, making it another premium app as per their entire lineup.

I’ve more than once mentioned how I have a penchant for simplistic games that do not require much effort to learn. However, I also have a soft spot for great plot devices. Hell Yeah Pocket Inferno seems to have been able to combine both, a rarity in the casual games of today.

If I had to pick on something to grumble about, I’d say the in-app purchases prove to be quite a pain. For an app that already costs money to download, the amount of bias towards users who purchase these in-app perks is really unnecessary. Also, these do not come cheap.

But for that one dollar, this game was definitely worth the investment.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:Simple

Who Is It For:Casual gamers and fans of the SEGA styled games

What I Like:Great content while keeping game play simple

What I Don't Like:For a paid game, in-app purchases are quite a pain

Final Statement:Get ready to spend many an hour on this

Read the Developer's Notes:
**Please note, the following devices are not supported by this title:
iPod 1, 2, 3 and 5
iPhone 1st generation, 3G and 3GS
See later in the description for a specification list of supported devices.**

The devilish creator of the award winning console game, Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, winner of best download game and best indie game in Destructoid’s ‘Best of E3 2012’ awards – brings you Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno.

You are Ash, a devil rabbit and the prince of Hell. Tool up with the meanest weapons, the scariest masks and craziest wheels to defeat the ugliest monsters. Hell Yeah! is a crazy action-adventure side-scroller set in Hell.

This is the perfect on-the-go companion for dressing up a psychotic rabbit (Ash) in ridiculous masks and shooting gruesome monsters. In Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno, you ride an awesome jetpack driller, avoid deadly obstacles, fire kick-ass weapons, exterminate ugly monsters, collect gold, level up, unlock collectibles and complete missions across the crazy worlds of Hell Yeah!

•The simplicity of two button gameplay.

•50 unique levels set in 5 different worlds.

•Avoid obstacles whilst thrusting through the game in the high-speed jetpack action.

•Break through walls and kill monsters using cool weapons including a machine gun and a rocket launcher.

•Defeat more than 30 monsters and collect their tokens

•Collect gold and unlock 50 new masks and jetpack skins!

•Find the Doom Token hidden within each level to unlock secret areas

•We’ll keep adding new content to Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno. Stay tuned!

COMING SOON: We are working away in Hell on some new updates with extra content to come in the near future.

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Check out these other great SEGA titles on iOS:
•Sonic the Hedgehog 4™ Episode II – 4.5 Stars
•Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing – 4 Stars
•Virtua Tennis Challenge – 4 Stars
•Total War Battles – 4 Stars
•Jack Lumber – 4.5 Stars
•Sonic CD – 4.5 Stars
•Sonic Jump – 4.5 Stars

•Works on iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 (new screen resolution fully supported), iPad, iPad 2 and New iPad, iPod touch (4th generation).
•Requires iOS 4.3 or newer.
•Full Retina support for beautiful HD graphics.
•Widescreen for iPhone 5.
•Supports Game Center Challenges,
•Achievements and Leaderboards.

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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