Video Game / Kung Fu Strike
Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise
is a Beat 'em Up
developed by Digital Tribe Games, that was released on Steam on the 24th of July 2012.
The game takes place in a fictional universe based on ancient China, and revolves around two nations that have always been at each other's throats in the past: the Empire of Tian, and the northern country of Shaa. General Loh (the player character) is tasked with setting up a base of operations at Talin Temple, from which the Shaa rebels can be fought and defeated. During his travels, Loh discovers a conspiracy within the Empire, and realising his folly in supporting it, sets off on a path that will allow him to bring down the corruption.
This game provides examples of:
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Loh is a General of the Empire, and beats up hordes of enemies each level. The Final Boss also counts, being the Queen of Tian.
- Badass Grandpa: The Stage 8 boss Master Mo, an old man who can carry out some lethal attacks.
- Blade on a Stick: The weapon of choice for Giant Guards.
- Dark Action Girl: Three types of them show up as enemies.
- Big Damn Heroes: Master Mo arrives to back you up midway through "Fatal Chasing".
- The Empire: Loh works for them, before defecting about midway through the game.
- Extremity Extremist: From Stage 5 onwards, you'll start fighting a variation of enemy that only uses kicks.
- Giant Mook: Giant Monks and Giant Guards are both twice as tall as Loh, and a fair bit wider as well.
- Hoist By Their Own Petards: Loh can deflect shuriken, darts and Crossbow bolts back at their shooters as well as other enemies.
- Living Statue: Three variations show up as enemies in the Temple levels.
- Mook Chivalry: Averted. Enemies will happily gang up on you and attempt to break your combos.
- Shockwave Stomp: Some of the Giant Mooks have this as an attack. Loh also has an unlockable special move that allows him to do one.
- Simple Staff: Some of the monks at Talin Temple wield them.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: The Swordsman you fight in Stage 4 will ruin your day when you first fight him: He can break your combos quite easily, frequently throws low attacks, and some his moves require very precise timing to completely block. The bosses only get harder from there.
- Would Hit a Girl: Loh fights his way through dozens of female enemies in the last twelve missions of the game, gender be damned.