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Kung Fu

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Platform: NES
Genre: Fighting Action (Brawler)
Developer: Irem
AKA: Spartan X (JP)

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Staff Reviews

Kung Fu review

Reviewed January 03, 2004

Marc Golding says: "The little guys are midgets clad in green, who do an admirable job of keeping pace with the huggers. The first time you see them, you might think to yourself, ''hey, the huggers brought their kids to work,'' or something like that. At least, that's what I thought. I thought the whole idea of having these little guys involved in the fight was slightly disturbing. Are they child soldiers? Or is the game poking fun at midgets? Who can tell? "
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Reader Reviews

Kung Fu review

Reviewed July 23, 2009

joseph_valencia says: "“Kung Fu” is not a game that lends itself to deep analysis. There’s nothing subtle about it, no “deep” gameplay, and certainly not any rich art design or anything. It is what it is, which is basically a straightforward retro action game that will inspire a lot of silly grins and snickering. There’s nothing big at stake here, which is what makes the game’s charm. "
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Kung Fu review

Reviewed February 03, 2004

tomclark says: "When developing a game, there is one very important, very difficult choice to make. A choice that may well affect the sales of the game. The choice of what to name the game. Some people may ask what's in a name. Would a rose by any other name still smell as sweet (as a famous dead dude once asked)? Well, yeah, it would. But, more relevantly, would you buy a game called 'Average Joe'? No, only the most Viewtiful will do. The name of the game is important. So when it came to naming this little NES..."
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