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Food Fight (Atari 7800)

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Written by  :  gametrader (229)
Written on  :  Jan 30, 2006
Platform  :  Atari 7800
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Summary

Throw food, Avoid thrown food. Run around.

The Good

This was a strange little arcade game when it came out. And it wasn't available on a home console until the 7800 version was available. It's utterly simple but extremely fun at the same time. You get to throw food! Making a mess is a good thing.

The Bad

The controls are a bit hard to get used to. The arcade version was nice and smooth. The 7800 version seemed stuck in 8 direction only. Other than that I have no complaints.

The Bottom Line

You start your guy on one side of the screen. On the other side is your goal, a dripping Ice Cream Cone. You must eat it before the last drip. Between you and your goal are a few angry Chefs, some piles of food and some holes. Stay away from the holes of course unless you time it right when they pop shut. When you are standing on top of food you can push your button and throw it at the chefs. This slows them down. If they touch you, its over. If you get hit with food, its over. Fall down a hole, you guessed it, its over. Just get yourself close to that goal and it's on to the next level. The simple act of tossing the food or watching yourself get splattered with all the food on the level when you get hit is a pleasure. Because of the limited release of this game it is one of the "Must Have" 7800 titles.