Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Hong Kong Phooey'

Rating:3 User: The Dean of Games

1990 Hi-Tec Software (UK)
by Dave Thompson and Richard Morton

Another Hanna-Barbera cartoon turned into a game. This time it's Hong Kong Phooey in a maze beat-em-up sort of game. The game itself is playable and averagely fun, characters retain their cartoonish looks, at least our hero, but the rest is bland as bland can be. Our task is to find the Baron and bring him to justice. Our martial arts janitor moves from the top of a warehouse, downwards exploring every corner, dealing with broken platforms, shady elevators and beating any opposer who gets in is way. Progression becomes boring with little variety along the game, maybe different background coloring could have enhance the presentation.