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Kung-Fu Master (スパルタンX)

Released in 1984

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

**** (4 total votes)

Kung-Fu Master marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Rescue girlfriend - hit people

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

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 control panel
control panel

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 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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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 6/23/2000 11:25:40 AM