Kung-Fu Master

• Publisher: Data East
• Developer:
Berkeley Soft
Release Date: 1985
Code: Unknown
GFX: Unknown
Music: Unknown

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 79%
Our Game Rating: 85%


FILE: kungfumasterend.zip


> KUNG-FU MASTER by Data East

Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Who'd have thought that the great old Commodore 64 could host such an arcade accurate conversion. This game really does mirror it's arcade daddy and allows the game player to experience the thrills and spills of the arcade action within the realms of a teenager's bedroom - you know where I'm getting at.

Saying all that, it seems that the programmers have also capture the essence of the arcade game ending...

Our hero is poised to kick the crap out of the princess.

Instead, she ends up kicking him in the shin!

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED? Way back in 1985 my brother and I were able to complete this game without the aid of a single cheat. Today, it seems that I can only complete it with an infinite lives and time cheat.

SO WHAT HAPPENS? Once you get to the very end of Floor 5, your loved one comes running towards you with open arms. You embrace her with all your love and affection, followed by some serious snogging.


  • Vinny: I remember being impressed with this ending when I first complete the game back in 1985. Looking at it now, it seems a little lack-lustre and non-descript. I suppose the programmers were trying to keep it true to the arcade version.
  • Andrew Fisher: Had this on a compilation, never managed to finish it - kept dying at the last boss (who looks like the player). It's a reasonable conversion, especially the music.

    As Vinny says, it's true to the arcade ending so that's both good and bad news.
  • Andy Vaisey: Wow, a blast from the past! Played this to death with a friend back in the day and remember this ending. We weren't actually expecting one, so something was nice even if it's a bit basic. My opinion hasn't change.

FINAL SAY: No comment (".)

G.E. RATING: 2 / 10

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