Chew Man Fu

aka: Be Ball
Moby ID: 17778

[ All ] [ TurboGrafx-16 ] [ Wii ] [ Wii U ]

Critic Reviews add missing review

Average score: 68% (based on 15 ratings)

Player Reviews

Average score: 2.1 out of 5 (based on 5 ratings with 1 reviews)

Sokoban made fun.

The Good
Unique gameplay, strikes a nice balance between real time action and strategic puzzling. At it's core matching one colour to another is as basic as it gets but the blend between the two genres, in addition to the great mechanic which allows you to destroy the level surrounding you gives a lot of control to the player and lets them approach puzzles how they wish.

The Bad
Visually it fits under the "throw all the colour" category, and while it does make it somewhat pleasing to look at, the finer details and general theme feel either missing or buried under a rainbow.

Also, while the game has 50 levels in total, around half of those just feel like slight variations on the ones that preceded them.

The Bottom Line
If you dislike puzzle games because they're slow and boring, give this a shot. It genuinely surprised me how much I enjoyed it, if only down to the genre mashing. Sokoban would be the closest comparison I could make, but again the level of control and unique scenarios you can get put in greatly eclipses what's possible in the former.

TurboGrafx-16 · by Will Ford (6) · 2018

Contributors to this Entry

Critic reviews added by Patrick Bregger, Alsy, Wizo, Maner76, Jo ST, yenruoj_tsegnol_eht (!!ihsoy), RhYnoECfnW, Alaka, Scaryfun.