Video Game: Yie Ar Kung Fu
Yie Ar Kung-Fu is an early Fighting Game released in 1985 by Konami. It pioneered many aspects now familiar in fighting games including health bars, opponents of various fighting styles, and female fighters.
Tropes used in Yie Ar Kung-Fu:
- Acrofatic: Buchu
- Action Girl: Star and Fan are the first in fighting game history.
- Bilingual Bonus: A voice (Oolong?) says "xič xič" ("thank you" in Chinese) upon getting an extra life. Buchu says "nǐ hǎo" ("hello" in Chinese) when he recieves a groin attack. "Yie Ar" from the title is Chinese for "one two."
- Blues seems like an odd name for the final boss until you realize that Blues is pronounced "buruusu" in Japanese. Another name that is pronounced the same way is Bruce.
- Boss Game: In the first, only Oolong is selectable. On the GBA version, you can be all of the bosses in multiplayer.
- The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: The CPU is notorious for having the opponent just avoid Oolong's attacks and get in two or three hits before the player can react.
- The Computer Shall Taunt You: Nuncha will randomly twirl his nunchucks and strike a pose, leaving him open to attack. To a lesser extent, Pole always twirls his staff above his head before going into an attack sequence, but he will move of the player tries to attack.
- Dual Tonfas: Tonfan
- Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting: With actual kung fu and Chinese weapons, to boot.
- Fighting with Chucks: Nuncha
- Follow the Leader/Trope Maker/Ur Example: First fighting game to feature health bars, fighting to a KO, characters using different fighting styles, female fighters, groin attacks, changing music when health is low, and more than one win pose.
- Groin Attack: Any attack that hits Buchu's crotch causes his eyes to bug out and he says "nǐ hǎo."
- Hit-and-Run Tactics: How nearly every opponent fights.
- Mirror Boss: Blues uses the same fighting style as Oolong.
- My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: Oolong vs. Blues
- Not Quite Flight: Oolong and Buchu.
- Paper Fan of Doom: Fan
- Improbable Use of a Weapon: She constantly uses her fans as projectiles.
- Set Swords to Stun: Sword's, er, sword doesn't kill Oolong, it just merely knocks him out.
- Simple Staff: Pole
- SNK Boss: Blues
- Stealth Punny Name: Blues. See Bilingual Bonus.
- Theme Naming: Opponents are usually named after the weapon he/she uses. In fact, the only exceptions are the unarmed fighters: Oolong, Buchu, Feedle, and Blues.
- Variable-Length Chain: Chain
- Victory Pose: The first fighting game to feature more than one for certain characters.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Nuncha is the first opponent to pose a real challenge.
- Would Hit a Girl: Oolong must defeat two women during the game.