Chew Man Fu

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Chew Man Fu
Developer(s) Now Production
Publisher(s) Hudson Soft
NEC
Designer(s) Yumi, Bimbo!, Masami Shimotsuma
Composer(s) N. Ide
Platform(s) TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console
Release date(s) TurboGrafx-16
JP 19900330March 30, 1990

NA 1990
Virtual Console
JP 20070213February 13, 2007
NA 20070226February 26, 2007
EU 20070302March 2, 2007

Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution ROM Cartridge

Chew Man Fu (Be Ball in Japan) is an action video game for the TurboGrafx-16 released in 1990. It was re-released on the Wii console's Virtual Console in 2007 and made available in Japan on February 13, 2007, North America on February 26, 2007, and Europe on March 2, 2007.

Story[edit]

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 the player must work through 500 rounds, clearing each by placing four different coloured balls onto the appropriately coloured pads.

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay is somewhat similar to that of Pengo, as the single-screen levels are inhabited by enemies, who can be killed by the firing of one of the balls. When a ball hits an enemy, it will continue moving in the same direction, intervening walls, and pushing the player backwards slightly. Balls can also be pushed forwards or pulled backwards, including around corners. Once a ball is placed onto its pad, it can be still be moved. Also included is a small bonus Kick-Ball game for two players, which doubles as practice with the control system.