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Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero (Windows)

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An homage to a bygone era of computer gaming, Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero is a 2D side-scrolling platform game. Akimbo takes on enemies such as skeletal warriors, rabid rhinos, giant clams, goggle-eyed spiders, and man-eating mosquitoes as he explores a brightly colored, hand-painted 2D world. The ultimate goal is to free the residents of Turtle Island from Fang, a fire-breathing dragon who has placed the tropical paradise under an evil spell.

The game is a true throwback to the PC and console games of the eighties. The gameplay is exactly what one would expect of a kung fu platform game: running, jumping, kicking and punching. The music is upbeat and simplistic; the sound effects are exaggerated. True to the platform genre, there are many levels to play through on the quest to defeat Fang.

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Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero Windows The Forest
Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero Windows When you exit a level, a portion of the scroll is filled in and you can proceed to the next level.
Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero Windows Say hello to Donjon Sword
Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero Windows The Mountains

Alternate Titles

  • "Акимбо: Маленький воин" -- Russian title
  • "אקימבו: נער הקרטה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Akimbo: Mistrz Kung-Fu" -- Polish title
  • "Akimbo a kis Kung-Fu harcos" -- Hungarian title

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User Reviews

The only positive review you can find at MobyGames *Katakis* (37795) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
A game that should always be referred as to Classic Arejarn (726) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

Deaf Gamers 2001 4 out of 5 80
Gry Interia Jul 04, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Christ Centered Game Reviews Jun 01, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameLand Sep 01, 2001 75 out of 100 75
Bonusweb Jul 09, 2001 66 out of 100 66
Gry Onet Jul 23, 2001 6.41 out of 10 64
Imperium Gier Oct 10, 2001 6 out of 10 60
PC Zone Benelux Mar, 2002 43 out of 100 43
ActionTrip May 02, 2001 37 out of 100 37
GameSpot Aug 16, 2001 2.8 out of 10 28

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Kurt Sample (963) added Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero (Windows) on Oct 10, 2001