Originating in the arcades, 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.
- "イー・アル・カンフー" -- Japanese spelling
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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!".
The Amstrad CPC disk version contains an extra scenario, a temple. It appears after defeating Pole, the fourth opponent.
Spectrum version compatibility
This is one of a handful of Spectrum games in which the original 48K version is compatible with the later +2A and +3 models, but the enhanced 128K version is not/ An unofficial patch is available on the internet however.