User Reviews

A Martial Arts Multi-screen Platformer. Atari 8-bit gametrader (229)
A challenge for platform die-hards. PC Booter Trixter (8781)
One of the great platformers of the era Commodore 64 James Hofmann (13)
Pretty fun kung-fu action game Commodore 64 OlSkool_Gamer (99)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amstrad CPC 6 3.5
Apple II 6 3.7
Atari 8-bit 13 4.4
BBC Micro Awaiting 5 votes...
Commodore 64 18 3.8
DOS 10 3.4
FM-7 Awaiting 5 votes...
iPad Awaiting 5 votes...
iPhone Awaiting 5 votes...
MSX Awaiting 5 votes...
PC-88 Awaiting 5 votes...
PC Booter 13 4.0
Sharp X1 Awaiting 5 votes...
ZX Spectrum 9 3.9
Combined User Score 75 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Commodore 64Commodore Computing International (Jan, 1985)
Initial screens are interesting and encouraging but the challenge heightens when the Orient goes high-tech, eg electrical beams, pan lights and exploding bushes (what??) to supplement the ninja and Yamo. In addition to pause and quit game features, Bruce Lee allows one or two players in various combinations of roles.
Commodore (Sep, 2006)
Bruce Lee auf dem Brotkasten sollte man einfach gespielt haben! Es ist ein relativ kurzes und einfaches Spiel, aber es macht immer wieder einen Heidenspaß. Und das ist ja schließlich genau das, was man von einem Spiel erwartet, oder nicht? Dies ist auch mein Schlusswort zu diesem genialen Spiel.
Commodore 64Zzap! (Aug, 1988)
[Budget re-release] The urge to see the wizard's entire fortress is soon addictive. You won't rest easy until you've seen the entire game. A classic platform game with unmissable addictive action.
ZX SpectrumCrash! (May, 1985)
Bruce Lee is one of the best action packed animated games on the market. The graphics are very detailed, lively and good looking, they add a bit of zest to the game. What makes this game different is that you play a key character actually fighting against your enemies who are ace Kung Fu artists. The way that Bruce punches, kicks and ducks is exceptionally good and terrific fun simply to knock the stuffing out of your opponent. One of the strange things about this game is that when you leap he looks like a trained ballet dancer. As the game progresses it gets considerably more difficult. I must say that I found this game terrific fun, US Gold have really got the ingredients right this time.
Atari 8-bitThe Video Game Critic (Aug 23, 2006)
Bruce Lee's attention to detail is exceptional and often surprisingly so. The scenery is remarkably rich, with elaborate structures and statues that appear to have depth. You might expect that jumping onto a ladder would allow for an easy escape from foes, but those crazy SOB's will try to kick you off of it! I also love how dropping down on enemies knocks them on their butts. The game has no serious flaws, although the controls can be tricky when navigating moving vines. Long appreciated by 8-bit computer users but virtually unknown to console gamers, Bruce Lee is fun to play even after you've mastered it.
ZX SpectrumSinclair Programs (May, 1985)
Bruce Lee is a very polished version of the ladders-and-levels type of game. The movements although not the sound effects do manage to capture, to some extent, the excitement of Lee's films. Great.
Commodore 64Commodore Computing International (Oct, 1988)
[Budget re-release] Its blocky graphics are easily overlooked as you get involved in an excellent mix of platform, beat 'em up and arcade adventure.
Commodore 64Home Computing Weekly (Jan 15, 1985)
It's an attractive game though, and deserves to be a success.
Atari 8-bitTeleMatch (May, 1984)
In wieweit Kung Fu bzw. Karate mittels Joystick langfristig fesseln kann, sei dahingestellt. Meine anfängliche Skepsis ist geblieben, — vielleicht auch nur deshalb, weil es mir noch nicht gelang, durch alle Kammern zu kommen.
Commodore 64Commodore User (Jun, 1988)
[Budget re-release] Crude graphics, ploppy sound but bags of fun to be had for your Yen.
Commodore 64Commodore User (Jan, 1985)
Bruce Lee was the first of US Gold's really big hits when it was launched on the Atari earlier this year. Now 64 owners can get in on the action.
ZX SpectrumSinclair User (May, 1985)
Leaping from the big screen to the small screen, Bruce Lee encourages you to practice the ancient art of Kung-Fu from the safety of an armchair. You would think that immortality on screen would be enough, but no, Bruce wants infinite wealth as well no doubt to keep him going in the afterlife – from a wizard who dwells beneath a temple in the Himalayas.
Commodore 64Your Commodore (Dec, 1990)
[Beat-em-up round-up] Although the game looks horrible, the sound isn't too bad and it still plays pretty well considering it's age.
Commodore 64Your 64 (Mar, 1985)
Quite a good game although I would have prefered the sprites a bit bigger so I could see what I was doing.
ZX SpectrumYour Spectrum (May, 1985)
The problem is, it's just too easy - I'm no black belt but I beat the game on only my fifth attempt. There is an option to play against an opponent which will keep competitive cowards happy but in the end you'll probably long for a bit of real physical contact.