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Video Game / Foodfight!

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Food Fight (a.k.a. Charley Chuck's Food Fight) is an arcade game that was developed by General Computer Corporation and released by Atari in 1983, and got ported to the Atari 7800 and Atari 8-Bit series (including the XEGS) in 1986.

In this game, the player's character is a guy named Charley Chuck, and the main objective is to reach an ice-cream cone situated at the left portion of the screen before it melts. They must avoid coming into contact with open holes and 4 chefs on the playfield, who are named Angelo, Zorba, Oscar and Jaques. They can be fended off by throwing food at them, such as peas, bananas and watermelons, which the chefs will occasionally use against the character, or having them fall through the holes, into which Charley can fall if the player isn't careful!

Food Fight contains these tropes:

  • Alliterative Name: Charley Chuck's first and last names both begin with the same letter (which is C.)
  • Alliterative Title: The game's name contains two words that begin with the same letter (F in this case.)
  • Bottomless Pits: Amongst the things that will subtract a life are open holes, which Charley can fall into if the player isn't careful.
  • Collision Damage: If you touch a chef, you'll lose a life, and the food on the stage will head towards you (and your clothes will get splattered, too!)
  • Damage Discrimination: Averted. Chefs can be hurt by food thrown by other chefs. Chefs can also fall into the open pits scattered along the playfield.
  • Every 100,000 Points: For every 100,000 points that the player scores, they'll earn an extra life.
  • Food Fight: An integral element of this game's gameplay mechanics is the ability to throw food at the chefs, which they can use against the player as well. The watermelons are infinite, but not any of the other foods.
  • Level Goal: In every stage, the goal is to eat the ice-cream cone on time before it melts.
  • One-Hit-Point Wonder: It only takes one hit from the chefs or food that was thrown by them for the player to lose a life.
  • Respawning Enemies: The chefs will respawn after they fall into an open hole or are flung off the screen with food.
  • Video-Game Lives: The player starts with 3 lives; they can gain more of them if they earn enough points, and lose one if they get caught by a chef, gets hit by the food that was thrown by them, falls into an open hole or doesn't get to the ice-cream before it melts.