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Yie Ar Kung-Fu (Arcade)

Yie Ar Kung-Fu Arcade Title Screen.

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Description

Yie Ar Kung-Fu follows the quest of a martial artist named Oolong to become the Grand Master of Kung-Fu, honoring the memory of his illustrious father. To do that, Oolong will have to face some of the most skillful martial artists in one-on-one battles. The battles take place on side-view screens. The hero has two moves at his disposal: punching and kicking. These moves must be executed by pressing a corresponding button together with a directional button or arrow key. Oolong also has the advantage of being able to jump higher than most of his opponents. The latter utilize unique moves to stop the hero, including sumo-style leaping motions, shuriken-throwing, nunchaku-swinging, etc.

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Yie Ar Kung-Fu Arcade Next Fight.
Yie Ar Kung-Fu Arcade Title Screen.
Yie Ar Kung-Fu Arcade Fighting Buchu.
Yie Ar Kung-Fu Arcade Next Opponent.

Alternate Titles

  • "イー・アル・カンフー" -- Japanese spelling

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Yie Ar Kung-Fu appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Spectrum version compatibility

An enhanced 128K version was developed by Brian Beuken, who had a hand in the sprites and AI in the original 48K release. It adds music and has more enemies, but has more colour clash and is considered easier than the original release. Also, it does not run on the +2A and +3 Spectrums, whereas the 48K version does. An unofficial patch is available on the internet however. Having been intended to be bundled with the 128K machine's release, it was ultimately only on the obscure Stars on the 128 compilation.

Title translation

Yie Ar Kung-Fu is a Mandarin Chinese phrase (simplified Chinese: 一二功夫, standard romanization Yi Er Gongfu) meaning "One, two, kung-fu!".

Version differences

The Amstrad CPC disk version contains an extra scenario, a temple. It appears after defeating Pole, the fourth opponent.

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FatherJack (38903) added Yie Ar Kung-Fu (Arcade) on Jan 26, 2014
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (251164), Terrence Bosky (5235), Kabushi (121961), Martin Smith (63162), gamewarrior (5065) and Terok Nor (18430)