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Martial arts Master Xin is the guardian of the secrets of the Wu-Tang kung fu. The evil Mong Zhu grows jealous and decides to steal the Wu-Tang secrets, by torturing Master Xin. Members of the rap group Wu-Tang Clan receive information of Master Xin's plight and set out to rescue him.

Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style is a 3D fighting game that takes place in different arenas around the world. Up to 4 players can fight at once, with a variety of punches, kicks and super moves. In Story Mode, players can only choose members of the Wu-Tang Clan, but in versus mode, more characters are available. In addition to the standard fighting, players must solve the challenges of the 36 chambers in order to unlock secrets and the final boss.

The game has a parental lock feature which prevents the game showing mature content, the locked game will still play but it's an edited version of the game. The unlock code is on the back of the manual.


Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style PlayStation The video sequence that follows the company logos is a mix of animation and music video all shown in letterbox format
Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style PlayStation Story Mode: The player has to fight through a series of chambers
Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style PlayStation As the final blow is landed the action freezes and the camera pans around the characters<br>With no parental lock  the game shows the death of the last in slo-mo with blood
Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style PlayStation The main menu. The background here is also used as the title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Wu-Tang: Taste the Pain" -- PAL title

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Absolute Playstation Dec, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Gamezilla Jan 11, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 13, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Nov 30, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Player One Dec, 1999 75 out of 100 75
Super Play (Sweden) Dec, 1999 70 out of 100 70
CyberGames Dec 02, 1999 6.9 out of 10 69
Video Games Nov, 1999 68 out of 100 68
Game Revolution Dec, 1999 B- 67
Power Unlimited Nov, 1999 6 out of 10 60


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Activision released a special controller for this game in the shape of the Wu-Tang logo; the characteristic W symbol. It was black and had yellow buttons. It didn't have the analog sticks or vibration.

A picture of the controller can be found in the links section for this game.

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Atom Ant (824) added Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (PlayStation) on Dec 18, 2006