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Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero (Windows)

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Description

An homage to a bygone era of computer gaming, Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero is a 2D side-scrolling platform game. Akimbo takes on enemies such as skeletal warriors, rabid rhinos, giant clams, goggle-eyed spiders, and man-eating mosquitoes as he explores a brightly colored, hand-painted 2D world. The ultimate goal is to free the residents of Turtle Island from Fang, a fire-breathing dragon who has placed the tropical paradise under an evil spell.

The game is a true throwback to the PC and console games of the eighties. The gameplay is exactly what one would expect of a kung fu platform game: running, jumping, kicking and punching. The music is upbeat and simplistic; the sound effects are exaggerated. True to the platform genre, there are many levels to play through on the quest to defeat Fang.

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Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero Windows The Mountains
Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero Windows Title/Options
Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero Windows Area 3 Overview
Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero Windows On a beach

Alternate Titles

  • "Акимбо: Маленький воин" -- Russian title
  • "אקימבו: נער הקרטה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Akimbo: Mistrz Kung-Fu" -- Polish title
  • "Akimbo a kis Kung-Fu harcos" -- Hungarian title

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User Reviews

The only positive review you can find at MobyGames *Katakis* (37809) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
A game that should always be referred as to Classic Arejarn (761) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

Game industry News (GiN) 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Deaf Gamers 2001 4 out of 5 80
Christ Centered Game Reviews Jun 01, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameLand Sep 01, 2001 75 out of 100 75
Gamereactor (Denmark) Mar 06, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Gry OnLine Dec 07, 2001 69 out of 100 69
Bonusweb Jul 09, 2001 66 out of 100 66
PC Dome Feb 08, 2001 6 out of 10 60
PC Zone Benelux Mar, 2002 43 out of 100 43
GameSpot Aug 16, 2001 2.8 out of 10 28

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Kurt Sample (963) added Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero (Windows) on Oct 10, 2001