History VideoGame / KungFuMaster

4th Feb '16 3:15:34 AM GrammarNavi
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''Kung-Fu Master'' is a 1984 ArcadeGame released by Creator/{{Irem}}, also known as ''Kung Fu'' in its 1985 {{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES port and ''[[MarketBasedTitle Spartan X]]'' in Japan (all versions except for the {{MSX}} one, which was titled ''Seiken Acho'' due to the existence of ''Jackie Chan in Spartan X'', a different MSX game by Pony Inc.). Playing as martial artist Thomas, you get to kick, punch and jump-kick an horde of...rather ''grabby'' enemies and acrobatic midgets throughout 5 straighforward stages.

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''Kung-Fu Master'' is a 1984 ArcadeGame UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame released by Creator/{{Irem}}, also known as ''Kung Fu'' in its 1985 {{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES port and ''[[MarketBasedTitle Spartan X]]'' in Japan (all versions except for the {{MSX}} one, which was titled ''Seiken Acho'' due to the existence of ''Jackie Chan in Spartan X'', a different MSX game by Pony Inc.). Playing as martial artist Thomas, you get to kick, punch and jump-kick an horde of...rather ''grabby'' enemies and acrobatic midgets throughout 5 straighforward stages.
26th Aug '15 5:02:35 AM tropower
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* TwelveBarBlues: Used in the main gameplay theme of the original game.[[note]]This was also done in Moon Patrol, another Irem game.[[/note]]
30th Apr '15 1:31:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* InNameOnly: The Japanese version, ''Spartan X'', took its name from the Japanese title of the JackieChan film ''WheelsOnMeals'', since Irem bought the license to make a game based on the film. Despite the title, the game has nothing to do with the movie outside of the names of the two main characters (Thomas and Sylvia) and was more inspired by the unfinished BruceLee project ''{{Game of Death}}''.

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* InNameOnly: The Japanese version, ''Spartan X'', took its name from the Japanese title of the JackieChan Creator/JackieChan film ''WheelsOnMeals'', ''Film/WheelsOnMeals'', since Irem bought the license to make a game based on the film. Despite the title, the game has nothing to do with the movie outside of the names of the two main characters (Thomas and Sylvia) and was more inspired by the unfinished BruceLee Creator/BruceLee project ''{{Game of Death}}''.''Film/GameOfDeath''.
1st Apr '15 12:42:51 PM tenryufan
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* DivorcedInstallment: The original Japanese version was a licensed game of JackieChan's ''WheelsOnMeals'' (''Spartan X'' being the film's [[MarketBasedTitle Japanese title]]), whereas the overseas version is a stand alone game. The game was quite literally InNameOnly to the point where all they had to do to divorce the game from the license was to change the title.



* FanTranslation: For ''Spartan X 2''.



* NoExportForYou: Irem planned on releasing ''Spartan X 2'' in North America under the title of ''Kung-Fu II'', but for some reason they canceled the game in the last minute. Ads were still printed though, and Magazine/NintendoPower even published a brief review of the game.



* UrbanLegendOfZelda: Supposedly, beating the original game 24 times in a row (the number equivalent to "X") would turn Sylvia into a TrueFinalBoss. This has been [[{{Jossed}} confirmed to be a hoax]] thanks to the magic of save states and ROM hacking (Sylvia has no fighting animation).
10th Mar '15 12:04:20 PM Exxolon
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->''"Your love '''Sylvia''' is in custody now. If you want to save your dear '''Sylvia's life''', come to the Devil's Temple at once. 5 sons of the devil will entertain you."''

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->''"Your love '''Sylvia''' '''Silvia''' is in custody now. If you want to save your dear '''Sylvia's '''Silvia's life''', come to the Devil's Temple at once. 5 sons of the devil will entertain you."''
4th Nov '14 8:47:12 PM Angeldeb82
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''Kung-Fu Master'' is a 1984 ArcadeGame released by Creator/{{Irem}}, also known as ''Kung Fu'' in its 1985 [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] port and ''[[MarketBasedTitle Spartan X]]'' in Japan (all versions except for the {{MSX}} one, which was titled ''Seiken Acho'' due to the existence of ''Jackie Chan in Spartan X'', a different MSX game by Pony Inc.). Playing as martial artist Thomas, you get to kick, punch and jump-kick an horde of...rather ''grabby'' enemies and acrobatic midgets throughout 5 straighforward stages.

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''Kung-Fu Master'' is a 1984 ArcadeGame released by Creator/{{Irem}}, also known as ''Kung Fu'' in its 1985 [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] {{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES port and ''[[MarketBasedTitle Spartan X]]'' in Japan (all versions except for the {{MSX}} one, which was titled ''Seiken Acho'' due to the existence of ''Jackie Chan in Spartan X'', a different MSX game by Pony Inc.). Playing as martial artist Thomas, you get to kick, punch and jump-kick an horde of...rather ''grabby'' enemies and acrobatic midgets throughout 5 straighforward stages.



* BigFancyHouse: Caeson's "Dark Manor", which has its own underground drug factory and ''olympic-sized'' swimming pool.
* BigNo: ''Noooo!!!''.

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* BigFancyHouse: Caeson's "Dark Manor", which has its own underground drug factory and ''olympic-sized'' ''Olympic-sized'' swimming pool.
* BigNo: ''Noooo!!!''.''Noooo!!!''



* ChainsawGood: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Chainsaw Man]].

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* ChainsawGood: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Chainsaw Man]].Man.]]



* [[spoiler:DeathFakedForYou: Johnny asks Tracey a favour: to claim he's death]] at the end of ''X 2''.
* DistressedDamsel: Sylvia.

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* DamselInDistress: Sylvia.
* [[spoiler:DeathFakedForYou: Johnny asks Tracey a favour: to claim he's his death]] at the end of ''X 2''.
* DistressedDamsel: Sylvia.
2''.



* FanVid: {{Cinemassacre}} associate Mike Matei made an excellent video tribute called "Kung Fu Bandito" that can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2pDLJgdKBA&feature=related here]] (Might be NotSafeForWork). [[spoiler:Featuring WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in the very end, killing Kung Fu Bandito [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim with a clean headshot]].]]

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* FanVid: {{Cinemassacre}} associate Mike Matei made an excellent video tribute called "Kung Fu Bandito" that can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2pDLJgdKBA&feature=related here]] (Might be NotSafeForWork). [[spoiler:Featuring WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in the very end, killing Kung Fu Bandito [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim with a clean headshot]].]]



* ItsPronouncedTropay: According to the official [[http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/myanzoujp/41306803.html brochure]] of the game, the main villain in ''Spartan [=X2=]'' is named "Caeson", even though his name is pronounced almost like "Caesar" or "season".

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* ItsPronouncedTropay: ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: According to the official [[http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/myanzoujp/41306803.html brochure]] of the game, the main villain in ''Spartan [=X2=]'' is named "Caeson", even though his name is pronounced almost like "Caesar" or "season".



* LicensedGame: In Japan, atleast.

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* LicensedGame: In Japan, atleast.at least.



* TheMovie: The French film ''Le petit amour'' features the game heavily and became known internationally as ''Agnes Varda's Kung Fu Master!''.



* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Whenever you complete the temple, the game plays a snippet of Dvorák's "New World Symphony".



* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Whenever you complete the temple, the game plays a snippet of Dvorák's "New World Symphony".



* [[SaveThePrincess Save The Girlfriend]]: The original game's plot.

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* [[SaveThePrincess Save The the Girlfriend]]: The original game's plot.



* TheMovie: The French film ''Le petit amour'' features the game heavily and became known internationally as ''Agnes Varda's Kung Fu Master!''.



* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Invoked by Caeson, who claims that doing exactly that wouldn't be much fun, and instead challenges Johnny to a "special stage" made only for him.

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* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Invoked by Caeson, who claims that doing exactly that wouldn't be much fun, and instead challenges Johnny to a "special stage" made only for him.
8th Apr '14 10:51:56 PM UltramarineAlizarin
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** The epic Japanese-made ''Natraps X'' trilogy: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-OpqNvbjk0 Natraps X]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgoR8T8hTEs Sylvia ga Taosenai]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwdSlFMZoOg Natraps X FINAL]].

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** The epic Japanese-made ''Natraps X'' ''WebAnimation/NatrapsX'' trilogy: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-OpqNvbjk0 Natraps X]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgoR8T8hTEs Sylvia ga Taosenai]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwdSlFMZoOg Natraps X FINAL]].
6th Apr '14 9:29:38 PM lalalei2001
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* NoExportForYou: Irem planned on releasing ''Spartan X 2'' in North America under the title of ''Kung-Fu II'', but for some reason they canceled the game in the last minute. Ads were still printed though, and NintendoPower even published a brief review of the game.

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* NoExportForYou: Irem planned on releasing ''Spartan X 2'' in North America under the title of ''Kung-Fu II'', but for some reason they canceled the game in the last minute. Ads were still printed though, and NintendoPower Magazine/NintendoPower even published a brief review of the game.
31st Jan '14 12:29:38 PM erforce
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* {{Expy}}: Chainsaw Man is one to [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Vorhees]].

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* {{Expy}}: Chainsaw Man is one to [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Vorhees]].Voorhees]].
16th Sep '13 12:03:46 PM MarkLungo
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--> ''Your love '''Sylvia''' is in custody now. If you want to save your dear '''Sylvia's life''', come to the Devil's Temple at once. 5 sons of the devil will entertain you."

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--> ''Your ->''"Your love '''Sylvia''' is in custody now. If you want to save your dear '''Sylvia's life''', come to the Devil's Temple at once. 5 sons of the devil will entertain you.""''



''Kung-Fu Master'' is a 1984 ArcadeGame released by {{Irem}}, also known as ''Kung Fu'' in its 1985 [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] port and ''[[MarketBasedTitle Spartan X]]'' in Japan (all versions except for the {{MSX}} one, which was titled ''Seiken Acho'' due to the existence of ''Jackie Chan in Spartan X'', a different MSX game by Pony Inc.). Playing as martial artist Thomas, you get to kick, punch and jump-kick an horde of...rather ''grabby'' enemies and acrobatic midgets throughout 5 straighforward stages.

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''Kung-Fu Master'' is a 1984 ArcadeGame released by {{Irem}}, Creator/{{Irem}}, also known as ''Kung Fu'' in its 1985 [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] port and ''[[MarketBasedTitle Spartan X]]'' in Japan (all versions except for the {{MSX}} one, which was titled ''Seiken Acho'' due to the existence of ''Jackie Chan in Spartan X'', a different MSX game by Pony Inc.). Playing as martial artist Thomas, you get to kick, punch and jump-kick an horde of...rather ''grabby'' enemies and acrobatic midgets throughout 5 straighforward stages.



* ArtifactTitle: In Japan, "Spartan X" doesn't really seems to have anything to do with the game itself (barring the fact that IREM bought the license from a movie of the same name, see the InNameOnly entry below). ''X 2'' actually tries to justify it by rechristening the main character "Johnny Spartan", and then having Caeson mention the fact he was once known as "Thomas".

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* ArtifactTitle: In Japan, "Spartan X" doesn't really seems to have anything to do with the game itself (barring the fact that IREM Irem bought the license from a movie of the same name, see the InNameOnly entry below). ''X 2'' actually tries to justify it by rechristening the main character "Johnny Spartan", and then having Caeson mention the fact he was once known as "Thomas".
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