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Food Fight isn't too difficult until the chefs also begin tossing food, creating some nasty crossfire situations. Once the kid reaches the ice cream, he freakishly unhinges his jaw like a python to swallow the entire thing. You're then rewarded bonus points as the unused food is literally sucked into your score. Likewise, when caught by a chef, all the food converges on you, creating a big mess. Occasionally a round is played back in a "slow motion" replay, but I could have done without that. If you own an Atari 7800, Food Fight needs to be in your library.
Even with it's messy premise, this is one of the cutest games ever made. It's violent nature is softened by replacing bullets, punches or karate chops (hmmm, I wonder what comedian Gallagher, the watermelon-smashing guy, thinks of this game?) with food, which only makes it funny, especially when you get nailed by a ration, which the remaining food on the screen all piles on top of you! Also, when a near-miss of a piece of eats occurs, for some reason you're treated (pardon the pun) to an instant replay of the wave you were just on; ok, whatever, but that's just more Atari ingenuity for you, and even the high score screen is cute, with Chuck constantly throwing a line of food at a letter until you select it as one of your initials.
I love the cartoony look of the graphics, the sound is also good and the gameplay is near enough unbeatable. Food Fight is one of the first games that should be added to any XEGS shopping list, its hard to find a game in the system's catalogue that is more fun to play than this.
Food Fight is unique to the 7800 and although it starts slowly, you can begin at higher levels that provide a good challenge and a lot of fun. Everyone loves a food fight!
Food Fight is a simple game that is fun to play. It's the type of game that you can play for hours if you are so inclined.
With plenty of food to toss, and with comical antagonists present, you can't go wrong with this cart. This is arguably the best arcade translation ever for a classic system.