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Chew Man Fu (TurboGrafx-16)

Chew Man Fu TurboGrafx-16 Menu screen


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Chew Man Fu has set a curse to rob the world of fried rice, egg rolls and all its other favourite foods. To stop him you must work through 550 rounds, clearing them by placing four different coloured balls into the appropriately-coloured hole.

Gameplay is something of a Pengo variant, as the single-screen levels are inhabited by enemies, who can be killed by firing one of the balls at them at speed. When it hits one it will continue moving in the same direction, rebounding off walls if neccessary, and pushing you backwards slightly if it comes back to you - but it can be instantaneously brought back under control. Blocks can also be moved at a more casual speed, including round corners. Once a block is placed onto its spot, it can be used again as a weapon. The levels are in a maze style, and parts of this can be opened up. The game also includes a small bonus Kick-Ball game for 2 players, which doubles as practice with the control system.


Chew Man Fu TurboGrafx-16 Menu screen
Chew Man Fu TurboGrafx-16 Starting arrangement of a level
Chew Man Fu TurboGrafx-16 Pushing the red block towards its target
Chew Man Fu TurboGrafx-16 Thanks

Alternate Titles

  • "Be Ball" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1990 9.8 out of 12 82
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1990 71 out of 100 71
PC Engine Gamer Jul, 2012 693 out of 1000 69
Video Game Den Apr 07, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Jun, 1990 51 out of 100 51
Random Access Feb 15, 2014 4 out of 10 40


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Martin Smith (63028) added Chew Man Fu (TurboGrafx-16) on May 19, 2005
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