Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu

aka: Jackie Chan


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.


  • ジャッキーチェン - Japanese spelling

Groups +


Credits (NES version)

11 People (10 developers, 1 thanks)

Game Design
  • Toshi San
  • MTX
Sound Design
Character Design
Sub Character Design
Visual Design
Special Thanks
  • Oh Chan
Presented by
  • Hudson



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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Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 11997


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Shoddyan.

TurboGrafx-16 added by quizzley7.

Additional contributors: MAT, chirinea, Alaka, MegamanX64, Patrick Bregger.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.