Kung-Fu Master

Released in 1984

Developer: Data East
Distributor: Data East
Manufacturer: Data East

**** (4 total votes)

'Kung-Fu Master' marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Rescue girlfriend - hit people

Genre

Fighting
Horizontal Scrolling

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

Z80 cpu @ 4 Mhz
M6803 cpu @ 1 Mhz
AY-8910 audio
AY-8910 audio
MSM5205 audio
MSM5205 audio

Hardware Platform

Irem M62

Mame ROMs

kungfum, Kung Fu Master
kungfud, Kung Fu Master (Data East)
kungfub, Kung Fu Master (bootleg set 1)
kungfub2, Kung Fu Master (bootleg set 2)

Game Details

First scrolling beat-em-up - the inspiration for Double Dragon etc. - great hobbling animation on characters - everyone hated the knife throwers
'Kung-Fu Master' cabinet photo
cabinet photo
'Kung-Fu Master' title screen
title screen
'Kung-Fu Master' gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
'Kung-Fu Master' promotional flyer
promotional flyer
'Kung-Fu Master' control panel
control panel

Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments

**** by MrSkip. Comment: "This game is like all those awesome kung-fu movies out of the seventies...without the bothersome plot development. My only gripe is that your name is Thomas, your girlfriend is Sylvia... those are not very kung-fu sounding names. Great game." 2003-01-22 11:58:33Z

**** by Reinen. Comment: "LMAO yeah the names were a bit dodgy - I like game summary of this: `Rescue girlfriend - hit people` hehe - totally true, the gameplay was simple. I`ve just played this in cheat mode on MAME and finally completed it. If you played this past level 2 in the arcades you got to walk away with a macho walk, as if you took on the world and won. Fellow gamesplayers respected that ;o) " 2003-02-18 09:11:36Z

***  by marminZ80. Comment: "Nice game, get's a little boring after a while.." 2003-04-20 16:09:14Z

**** by Trevorm. Comment: "If I have my film history correct, the basic idea of this game is based on Bruce Lee's original concept for "Game of Death" where a martial artist confronts many bad guys in a pagoda like setting. "Thomas and Sylvia were attacked by several unknown guys...." :)" 2005-03-31 02:47:28Z

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Knowlede Base

C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\KungFuMaster.txt
Kung-Fu Master Data East<Irem, 1984 |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| | Kung-Fu Master | | | | DIP Switch #1 Settings | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| | Function: | SW#1 SW#2 SW#3 SW#4 SW#5 SW#6 SW#7
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\KungFuMaster.txt 6437 K - Updated 1995.05.08
Yet Another List
O-Taito is the Old Taito pinout on wiretap. N-Taito is the New-Taito pinout (Like Elevator Action). Quote by R. Schieve: "Taito.pin will match most for power, ground, monitor, and speaker connections but inputs are usually quite different." DECO/Data East is the Data East pinout. See Ring King.pin or KarateChamp.pin.I AtariV is Black Widow and Gravitar and Space Duel Konami if the Konami pinout. See Konami\Rush'n'Attack.pin. BZone is Battle Zone and Red Baron Tehkan games seem to follow th
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\FAQs\LIST-YetAnotherGamesList.html 49872 K - Updated 2002.06.10
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Pinouts\MotoraceUSA.txt
KUNG-FU MASTER -------------- From: keay@tiuk.ti.com (John Keay) Nobody asked for them, but since I figured them out last night and I know quite a few of us collect pinouts as avidly as we collect games I thought I may as well post them. :-) [Updated by David Holcomb -- some pins were not labeled] [Note: The pinout *may* need to be reversed. Pin 1 would be pin 22, pin 2 would be pin 21, and so on.] IREM CORP. 1984 Kung-Fu Master ---------------------------------------------------
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Pinouts\MotoraceUSA.txt 1605 K - Updated 2003.01.06
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Board Pinouts\KungFuMaster.txt
KUNG-FU MASTER -------------- From: keay@tiuk.ti.com (John Keay) Nobody asked for them, but since I figured them out last night and I know quite a few of us collect pinouts as avidly as we collect games I thought I may as well post them. :-) [Updated by David Holcomb -- some pins were not labeled] [Note: The pinout *may* need to be reversed. Pin 1 would be pin 22, pin 2 would be pin 21, and so on.] IREM CORP. 1984 Kung-Fu Master -------------------------------------------------------------
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Board Pinouts\KungFuMaster.txt 1569 K - Updated 1995.05.08
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Pinouts\Kung_Fu_Master.txt
KUNG-FU MASTER DATA EAST/IREM, 1984 ------------------------------------ Kung-Fu Master ------------------------------------------------------------- Solder Side Parts Side GND | V | 22| GND +5V | U | 21| +5V +5V | T | 20| +5V Coin A | S | 19| Test Switch 1P Down | R | 18| 1P Up 2P Down | Q | 17| 2P Up
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Pinouts\Kung_Fu_Master.txt 6709 K - Updated 2003.01.06
DECO (Data East) board list
This is a Data East (DECO) board ID list. If you have any additional information, please submit it. Name Date Cpu Board/Prom #s Manual PN Astro Fighter Apr,1980 6502 DE-012,014,38 | Mad Alien Nov,1980 6502 DE-044,045,046,047 (UP-5) | Mole Hunter Jul,1980 6502 DE-??? | Terranean Nov,1980 2x6502
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\FAQs\LIST-DECOBoardList.html 12429 K - Updated 2002.04.16
Technical Information
Note: The information and links on this page might get moved around quite a bit before things get all sorted out. I'm just going to start putting up all kinds of information that I've had archived away, so please pardon the mess! :) Identifying Unknown Board Sets Back in 1994, Rick Schieve wrote an article about how to identify unknown boards. This article gives some quick tips on how to figure out what the pinouts are for an unknown PCB. The text is moderately technical so if you're not sure what R
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Repair\IDing PCBS.html 14779 K - Updated 2000.01.02
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Historical Documents\Atari Games VaxMail\vax86.txt
Atari/Atari Games VaxMail 1986 Jed Margolin ___________________________________________________________________________ From: ERNIE::GRAHAM 2-JAN-1986 10:21:33.70 To: @SYS$MAIL:JUNK CC: Subj: ATARI GAMES 401-K PLAN John Klein asked me to put the following memo out on junk mail: TO: All Employees FROM: John Klein/Dennis Wood We are quite pleased to report that our 401-K Plan has gotten off to an excellent start. As of today we had 118 employees making contributions to the Plan. We encoura
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Historical Documents\Atari Games VaxMail\vax86.txt 350096 K - Updated 2004.09.13
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\kungfu-m.ast.txt
KUNG FU MASTER PCB ( PLAYER 2 CONTROLS FOR TABLE ONLY ) -------------------------------------------- 1 GND 2 GND 3 GND 4 GND 5 6 7 COIN CTR A 8 9 PL 1 LEFT 10 PL 2 LEFT 11 PL 1 RIGHT 12 PL 2 RIGHT 13 PL 1 KICK 14 PL 2 KICK 15 PL 1 START 16 PL 2 START 17 18
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\kungfu-m.ast.txt 1932 K - Updated 1994.11.26

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