Can our heroes survive in a mysterious temple?!
Fireboy & Watergirl in The Forest Temple (Fireboy & Watergirl 1) is a labyrinth dungeon crawler designed for two-person play. That said, a single player can make gameplay more challenging by attempting to play both characters on their own.
The goal of the player or players is to help Fireboy and Watergirl successfully make it through 32 temple rooms that feature difficult logic puzzles and deadly traps. The player or players must make the characters work together to reach the exit doors. Fireboy must also collect rubies and Watergirl must collect diamonds.
Pools of water kill Fireboy and pits of fire can kill Watergirl, which means the player or players must only run each character through the natural element that matches them. Both characters die if they touch pools of green goo. If one of the characters die, the entire level resets.
Each character can run against and push levers, stand on buttons and push forward boxes, stone balls and other objects. The player or players might need to push and drop a box, for example, onto a platform to make a pulley system work. When trying to manage an obstacle, they might need to quickly jump on and off of it, as seen with rotating platforms. To leave a room, they must stand in front of the exit doors at the same time.