5 games to watch the fireworks in
For those of you unaware, there is a mysterious place called the outdoors. Yes, I have ventured there once before. From my knowledge, the other homo-sapiens practice a celebratory event where they blow things up. I am not sure of it myself.
If, however, you are not as brave and are going to spending your Independence Day inside (like I am), then you may want to enjoy some fireworks virtually. We put together a list of games that allow you to do just that. Side note: they’re all solid games as well so you might as well just play them too.
On with the pyrotechnic list!
This one is cheating just a little, but we think it still applies. On Day 1 on your Firewatch adventures, you’re asked to stop a group of campers from setting off fireworks. I won’t go into how to do it, but it’s pretty straight forward.
If you do some investigating though, you can actually find some leftover fireworks. East of the lake, you’ll find a meadow with a bunch of goodies including an untended campfire, beer cans, a bottle of whiskey, two backpacks, and, of course, a bunch of bottle rockets. Snatch them up and they’ll appear in your watchtower later.
Now, we can actually watch the fireworks. In Sequence 9-2 of Assassin’s Creed Unity, there’s an option to set off fireworks to distract visitors at a mansion. The whole process is a bit difficult to explain (and I’m more of the visual type anyway), so head over here to find out how exactly to do it.
In short, you trigger the fireworks, guests get distracted, you take out your target. Simple, and you have some pretty explosions in the sky to appreciate afterward.
If there’s any game that really celebrates America, it’s Bioshock Infinite. If you didn’t sense the sarcasm in that previous sentence, take this one as a friendly nudge in the right direction. Of course, you can’t have an alternate America without fireworks, and, thankfully, there are two options here.
First up are firework barrels. There are seen primarily throughout the Welcome Center and on the Comstock Center Rooftops. They basically act like explosive barrels.
The real interesting part is the launchers. Located on the Hovercraft in Raffle Square and the plaza in Shady Lane, these puppies can be set off multiple times to produce a display. It’s purely cosmetic though so don’t expect to damage your enemies.
No teenage shenanigans are complete without fireworks. Thankfully, Bully has you covered. The Volcano 4000 firework is a weapon shaped like a volcano that kicks out colorful sparks and hisses, causing students nearby to run toward the firecracker and watch. Once completed, the firework explodes and deals damage to the surrounding students. Sick.
The Volcano 4000 firework is a weapon shaped like a volcano that kicks out colorful sparks and hisses, causing students nearby to run toward the firecracker and watch. Once completed, the firework explodes and deals damage to the surrounding students. Sick.
The Volcano 4000 is part of the Halloween mission in chapter 1, being one of the pranks you must complete. Outside of that, you can sometimes find them in lockers or steal them from other students who are running around campus holding one.
Planet Coaster’s recent Summer Update has added the most detailed fireworks simulation ever created for a video game”. And, honestly, we kind of agree with that.
The custom displays can be triggered on Fourth of July, New Year, and Bonfire Night and can be completely configured by you.
They can even be set to custom music to sync up. If you’re lazy like me, you can always download custom firework displays from the community as well.
So, there you go! All of the games on this list will allow fireworks in some way. No, they’re not the best, but they’ll do.
If you can get the courage, you should go outside though. Those exploding things look kind of pretty in real life.