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''Yie Ar Kung-Fu'' is an early FightingGame released in 1985 by {{Konami}}. It [[TropeMaker pioneered]] many aspects now familiar in fighting games including [[LifeMeter health bars]], opponents of various fighting styles, and [[ActionGirl female fighters]].

!Tropes used in ''Yie Ar Kung-Fu'':

* {{Acrofatic}}: Buchu
* ActionGirl: Star and Fan are [[TropeMaker the first]] in [[FightingGame fighting game]] history.
* BilingualBonus: 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 [[GroinAttack 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 [[BruceLee Bruce]].
* BossGame: In the first, only Oolong is selectable. On the GBA version, you can be all of the bosses in multiplayer.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: 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.
* TheComputerShallTauntYou: 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.
* DualTonfas: Tonfan
* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: With actual kung fu and Chinese weapons, to boot.
* FightingWithChucks: Nuncha
* FollowTheLeader[=/=]TropeMaker[=/=]UrExample: First [[FightingGame fighting game]] to feature [[LifeMeter health bars]], fighting to a KO, characters using different fighting styles, [[ActionGirl female fighters]], [[GroinAttack groin attacks]], changing music when health is low, and more than one win pose.
* GroinAttack: Any attack that hits Buchu's crotch causes his eyes to bug out and he says "nǐ hǎo."
* HitAndRunTactics: How nearly every opponent fights.
* MirrorBoss: Blues uses the same fighting style as Oolong.
* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: Oolong vs. Blues
* NotQuiteFlight: Oolong and Buchu.
* PaperFanOfDoom: Fan
** ImprobableUseOfAWeapon: She constantly uses her fans as projectiles.
* SetSwordsToStun: Sword's, er, sword doesn't kill Oolong, it just merely knocks him out.
* SimpleStaff: Pole
* SNKBoss: Blues
* [[StealthPun Stealth]] [[PunnyName Punny Name]]: Blues. See BilingualBonus.
* ThemeNaming: Opponents are usually named after the weapon he/she uses. In fact, the only exceptions are the unarmed fighters: Oolong, Buchu, Feedle, and Blues.
* VariableLengthChain: Chain
* VictoryPose: [[UrExample The first fighting game to feature more than one for certain characters]].
* WakeUpCallBoss: Nuncha is the first opponent to pose a real challenge.
* WouldHitAGirl: Oolong must defeat two women during the game.