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Kung-Fu Master

Critic Score User Score
Arcade
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3.6
Amstrad CPC
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3.1
Atari 2600
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3.8

Trivia

1001 Video Games

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

Inspiration

The original coin-op of this game is based on the Jackie Chan movie Kwai tsan tseh. In Japan, the movie was shown under the name "Spartan X" and indeed the original Japanese name for this game is "Spartan X". In North America, the movie's name is "Wheels on Meals" and the game's name is "Kung-Fu Master" or simply "Kung-Fu".

Legacy

This game is often mentioned as one of the first beat 'em up's inspiring successful arcade brawlers like Renegade, Double Dragon, and Final Fight.

Information also contributed by BurningStickMan

Contributed by WildKard (12136) on Jan 03, 2004. [revised by : FatherJack (57852)]. -- edit trivia