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Legend of Kay (PlayStation 2)

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Neon Software (now Keen Games) website - PS2:
    Overview: Legend of Kay is a classic action adventure with an advanced close combat fighting system.

    The young hero "Kay", a cat, rises to the challenge when emperor Shun - king of the mighty gorillas - invades the island Yenching with his troops. Kay may be only a scholar, but he is a brave and agile fighter. He leaves his village with only his sword and soon becomes a seasoned fighter.

    Legend of Kay is a classic action adventure with an advanced close combat fighting system.

    The young hero "Kay", a cat, rises to the challenge when emperor Shun - king of the mighty gorillas - invades the island Yenching with his troops. Kay may be only a scholar, but he is a brave and agile fighter. He leaves his village with only his sword and soon becomes a seasoned fighter.

    The fights in Legend of Kay are reminiscent of good old eastern martial-arts movies. There are various moves the player can execute: uppercuts, back flips, somersaults, powerful magic attacks and then you have the combo moves. Once you gain a combo, you can auto-aim at enemies, which makes it easier to execute double- and triple blows.

    In the beginning you are armed with nothing but a sword, but later in the game Kay receives steel claws and a powerful war hammer. All weapons can be upgraded.

    Kay has to fight a wide variety of enemies on the ground and in the air. There is a lot of jump and run action, puzzles and of course many, many fights.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Jun 18, 2008.

uk.playstation.com:
    Ninja cats take on mighty gorilla armies in JoWooD's quirky martial arts action adventure.

    On the mythical island of Peng-Lai, the evil Emperor Shun and his army of brutish gorillas
    have captured its peace-loving feline inhabitants. Only one cat escapes their clutches:
    Kay, a student of the art of ninjitsu. With his deadly martial arts skills, this plucky youngster
    is the last hope the island and its inhabitants have for restoring harmony.

    The stage is set for an exciting action adventure game that blends elements from
    platformers, RPGs, and fighting games. As Kay progresses through his quest to save
    Peng-Lai, his skills will improve, amazing new weapons will become available to him, and
    he'll even be endowed with special powers. Influenced by the best martial arts movies,
    Legend of Kay is an accessible, highly entertaining adventure for gamers of all ages.

    • Over 50 fighting moves and 20 unique action moves


    • Wide variety of richly-detailed areas - woods, swamps, caves, mountain tops, and more


    • 30 different enemies and numerous huge bosses

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Mar 27, 2008.

amazon.co.uk:
    Legend of Kay sets out to take the player on a journey which combines classic Jump and Run elements with an immersive story driven adventure. For generations the peaceful cats have lived on the mythical island Peng-Lai in the Chinese sea, together with many other animals. Kay, the cat hero of this game, is an apprentice in martial arts. He was practicing in his masters Dojo when emperor Shun king of the mighty gorillas - attacked his home and dislodged the cat township. On a quest to protect his fellows, Kay begins an amazing journey which takes him across the vast island of Peng-Lai. Gradually, he begins to unravel the incredible secret that lies hidden in the volcano fortress of emperor Shun...

    Features:
    • Challenging martial arts fights with 75 unique moves
    • 30 different enemies with outstanding animation and a multitude of movements and weapons
    • Lush and highly detailed worlds: woods, swamps, caves, mountain tops, coastlines all creating a living and breathing world
    • Numerous huge bosses: Outstanding special effects and a huge presentation make every single boss fight an unforgettable experience
    • A large set of strong characters

    Contributed by Evilhead (1049) on Dec 16, 2005.