Total time played: 45 minutes
Short review: One of the original black box NES games. The game is short and simple; punch and kick your way through poorly programmed enemies and then fight a boss. There are only 5 levels in the game and it can easily be beaten in less than 5 minutes with some practice. Like a lot of early games there is no depth it is just simple arcade action.
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It was a lazy Friday night and a few guys came over to the house to play some games. Me and my friend Landon decided we were going to run through TMNT 2: The Arcade Game but were unsuccessful; we got to Shredder but died. I decided I was not going to spend another Friday night without beating a game but it was getting late and I was getting tired. I decided on Kung Fu as I remembered getting this game in high school and beating it in my first sitting in a very short time.
After I popped the game in and got a game over on the first level I realized the game was harder than I remembered. It is very fast paced and you have to learn which attacks to use on which enemies and try not to die. Eventually I got back in the groove and beat the game although it took 45 minutes and I got game over at least 10 times. Although Kung Fu doesn’t really hold up as a great game it was a good early NES game that showed what the NES could do. Without Kung Fu we probably wouldn’t have great games like Double Dragon.