Kung-Fu Review (NES) – Awesome Video Game Memories

Ryan reviews Kung-Fu for the NES also known as Spartan-X for the Famicom in Japan. Does this game still hold up today as one of the great martial arts adventures? Or does it feel like getting kicked in the face?

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Chicken Puppet

This is a very short game, and a great “palette cleanser” between more involved games. It’s pretty fun because it’s so basic and fast paced.


We had the arcade cabinet of this game in our barracks game room. And for some reason, the cabinet wasn’t locked, so we basically gave ourselves a practically unlimited number of credits to play. The arcade version had better control and was a bit more aesthetically polished than the NES port. If you can track down the cabinet version, check it out and compare.