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Jackie Chan and his twin sister Josephine were great kung fu fighters in China and trained under a great master. One day when Jackie and Josephine were out walking, the Master's great enemy, The Sorcerer, appeared. The Sorcerer had come to rule over China and knew the twins would stand in his way, so he cast a spell to make Josephine disappear. Now it's up to Jackie Chan to follow after the Sorcerer and battle his minions in order to rescue his sister and save China.

Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu is a side-scrolling fighting game. Jackie's controls are one button to jump and another one to attack or be used in combination with a direction for a special attack. On his quest, Jackie must punch and kick his way past frogs, ninjas, birds and other enemies. Jackie can acquire special-moves such as the Tornado attack, the 180 degree spin kick, the 360 degree spin kick and the Sky Attack. Other power-ups include energy refills and bonus points.


Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu TurboGrafx-16 Meditate before revenge.
Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu TurboGrafx-16 World Map
Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu NES Log jumping in little china
Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu TurboGrafx-16 Enter the dojo.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Jackie Chan" -- Japanese title
  • "ジャッキーチェン" -- Japanese spelling

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The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx-16 Mar 04, 2007 A- 91
HonestGamers TurboGrafx-16 Apr 25, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Apr, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1991 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Mar, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 Oct 30, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Total! (Germany) NES Apr, 1997 2 out of 6 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Nov, 1990 28 out of 40 70
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Jan, 1991 3.2 out of 5 64
TurboPlay TurboGrafx-16 Aug, 1992 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60


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Version differences

The TurboGrafx-16 version was released a year after the NES version, with updated graphics and sounds. Most of the game is very similar to the original, but stages are different and new enemies and bosses have been added, making it a bit longer and harder to complete.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • October 1990 (Issue 15) - Worst Name for a Good Game

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