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Kung Fu (ZX Spectrum)

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This martial arts simulation features large and detailed characters drawn in line form. In the one player game you have 3 lives, losing one every time your opponent defeats you in a fight, and your target is to reach the black belt status and then defend it repeatedly. As well as launching attacking moves, you must be able to back away to avoid taking hits yourself. Once you hit your opponent (knocking off a Yin-Yang symbol) he becomes weaker for the next few seconds, and thus easier to knock down again. A slow motion action replay is built in.


Kung Fu ZX Spectrum Zen time. Emptying your mind... <i>Be water my friend...</i> (for those of you that don't recognize this phrase, it's from Master Bruce Lee).
Kung Fu ZX Spectrum And... PUZZOW! Power <i>tsuki</i> to the nose. KO (I'm wondering if these guys really knew how to distinguish the differences between several martial arts... I was about to say KI-AI...)
Kung Fu ZX Spectrum The adversary just defended my <i>mawashi geri</i>.<br>Hey?! Isn't this game supposed to be about <i>Kung Fu</i> or what?
Kung Fu ZX Spectrum Who's gonna be knocked out? That's a really good question.

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Sinclair User Jan, 1985 6 out of 10 60
Your Spectrum Feb, 1985 9 out of 15 60
Sinclair Programs Dec, 1984 60 out of 100 60


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Martin Smith (63028) added Kung Fu (ZX Spectrum) on Jan 21, 2005