Bruce Lee

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Apple II
ZX Spectrum
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The late martial arts hero features in this platform game, with the aim of reaching a wizard in an underground lair, defeat of whom can offer him untold wealth.

In each area you must collect the many strategically-placed lanterns before exiting through the newly-revealed passageway. Some rooms also have escalator-type sections to run along, and the standard (although slightly illogical in this context) ladders.

On the way, you'll fight two enemies - a ninja and a green sumo warrior named Yamo. You can defeat them by punching, kicking, dropping on their heads or luring them into hazardous terrain, or even by making them accidentally hit each other. Even after they are killed, however, they keep coming back for more after a few seconds. Since they can move pretty intelligently (they even climb ladders), you should watch out for them.

There are lots of hazards to avoid by either walking round or jumping - walls of electrical charge and exploding bushes for example.


Bruce Lee ZX Spectrum Game over
Bruce Lee Commodore 64 Game over
Bruce Lee Atari 8-bit Game over
Bruce Lee PC Booter Bruce Lee attacking a ninja... (CGA with composite monitor)

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User Reviews

A Martial Arts Multi-screen Platformer. Atari 8-bit gametrader (229)
A challenge for platform die-hards. PC Booter Trixter (8713)
One of the great platformers of the era Commodore 64 James Hofmann (13)
Pretty fun kung-fu action game Commodore 64 OlSkool_Gamer (99)

Critic Reviews Commodore 64 Sep, 2006 10 out of 10 100
Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1988 92 out of 100 92
Crash! ZX Spectrum May, 1985 91 out of 100 91
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Aug 23, 2006 A- 91
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jun, 1988 8 out of 10 80
TeleMatch Atari 8-bit May, 1984 2 out of 6 80
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jan, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum May, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Dec, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Your Spectrum ZX Spectrum May, 1985 7.5 out of 15 50


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  • Commodore Format
    • January 1991 (Issue 4) - Listed in the 'A to Z of Classic Games' article (Great)
  • Retro Gamer
    • issue 37 – #18 in the "Top 25 Platformers of All Time" poll
  • Zzap!
    • May 1985 (Issue 1) - #15 'It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!'

Related Web Sites

  • Game Map (Direct access and downloadable archive)
  • Mark Rosten's Bruce Lee Remake (written in Blitz Basic for Windows.)
  • The End Zone (Dedicated to end of game sequences with the objective of providing the most definitive and complete 'end of game' information ever assembled for the games featured. Includes video streaming of Bruce Lee from start to finish.)
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