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
- 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.