Balls of Fury review

Goodness, gracious, great balls of mire

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Nothing. This game is irredeemable

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    Irredeemable means "without value"

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    quit wasting your gift of sight


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    Everything. This is wretched dog-exhaust

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    This actually costs REAL money

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    "Tell grandma to bring the car around"

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Nov 14, 2007

Plick, plock, plick, plock, plick, plock, "Tell grandma to bring the car around". Plick, plock, plick, plock, "Tell grandma to bring the car around". Plick, plock, plick, plock, plick, plock "Tell grandma to bring the car arou - mwaaaaaaaah!"

That last sound, in case you're wondering, is the noise of a normally happy-go-lucky gamer being pushed over the edge and having to commit a heinous act of physical violence upon a random hapless victim within reach. What preceded said sound was the source of his discomfort: Balls Of Fury.

Seeing as how this is a table tennis game based on a movie whose sole point of comic note is that Christopher Walken turns up in it pretending to be Chinese, we didn't have high hopes, but this? Playing Balls of Fury for the first time is a bit like the scenes in CSI when the crime team turn up to find eight corpses minced up in tiny pieces on the carpet and someone mutters under their breath "Good God, what happened here?"

More info

DescriptionLive the medicore movie in a game that's even worse! A playable Christopher Walken couldn't save this glorious failure of ping pong from smelling like a concealed watch in Vietnam POW camp.
US censor rating"Everyone 10+","Everyone 10+"
UK censor rating"",""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)