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Legend of Kay is a meow-tastic platforming/fighting game for the PS2. The hero, Kay, is a cat who knows Kung Fu. After the occupying force of gorillas and rats close down the fighting school he attends, Kay goes on a quest to rid his home country of them and their collaborators. Gameplay is fairly simple, morals extremely so, and it is marketed as a children's game.

Now with an Anniversary Edition for Wii U, PS4, Steam and Nintendo Switch.



  • Arc Words: Tomorrow, the sun will rise on a warrior!
    • Today, the sun rises...
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Kay may be a Jerkass, but he has skills.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: One of the bosses is a giant, non-anthropomorphic turtle.
  • Avoid the Dreaded G Rating: Probably why there's occasional swearing in a kid's game.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Kay is barefoot at all times, because he practices kung-fu.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Some of the enemies include bears.
  • Big Bad: Minister Shun
  • Body Horror: The final boss has four arms, one of which is huge and muscly and hangs at his side, two others are quite big, and the final arm is scrawny and malformed. He also has a second head sticking out of his first head, with the second head's face stretching onto the first head. Why yes, this is a kid's game.
  • Bubblegloop Swamp: Where the frogs live. Kay will be spending quite a bit of time here.
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  • Cats Are Mean: Averted with Kay and the other cats.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: Kay plays with this a lot.
  • Convection Schmonvection: There are areas in the game that are so hot that an on-screen timer shows up on screen. If Kay is in these areas too long, he'll be shown suffocating to death. The final level plays this straight though.
  • Death By Genre Savvy: When Tak's immortality machine malfunctions, he goes to fight Kay himself while his minions try to fix the machine, so that he wouldn't be interrupted by Kay while trying to fix it himself. Kay defeats him.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Kay is barefoot throughout the whole game. Given that he uses Kung-Fu, and those who fight using Kung-Fu keep their feet bare, it makes sense for Kay to fight in bare feet.
  • Drop the Hammer: Kay's third weapon. The strongest weapon in the game and great at destroying armour, but it's slow and takes some getting used to. You can't just swing it around willy nilly.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Spinning Attack.
  • Evil Genius: Tak the Rat Alchemist, who is working to gain immortality for himself and Shun.
  • Forced Tutorial: At least you get a reward for each time you finish them.
  • Funny Animal
  • Fusion Dance: Shun's bodyguard rushes in to protect him after Shun's One-Winged Angel form is defeated. This is the result.
  • Idle Animation: Aw, look how cute Kay is, the way he curls up and sleeps when he's not moving!
  • Killer Gorilla: Minister Shun and the Gorilla Army
  • La Résistance: A panda group led by Kay's friend and Love Interest, Su Ling.
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  • Lethal Lava Land: The final level is set inside the volcano Waa-Lo.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: Shun's lair deep inside the volcano Waa-Lo is destroyed when the volcano erupts after he is defeated.
  • Maniac Monkeys: Gorillas are one of the two main enemy forces.
  • Mascot with Attitude: Kay.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: Some of the enemies include crocodiles/alligators.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Kay was able to win because Shun and Tak tried second-guessing each other and ended up screwing each other out of immortality.
  • One-Winged Angel: Minister Shun hulks out when you fight him for the second time.
  • Racing Minigame: The boar/wolf racing mini levels. And one dragon level Due to weird obstacle collision physics and timed races, can be extremely frustrating
  • Rewarding Vandalism: Throughout the game, there are a good number of breakable jars that will usually have coins in them.
  • Shout-Out: The turtle enemies fight with sais. Sound familiar? Well it should.
  • The Starscream: Tak plans to betray Shun and give himself immortality before Shun gets it. Shun anticipated this and sabotaged the immortality machine so that it wouldn't work when Tak used it. Tak anticipated that and sabotaged the machine again so that when Shun used it, he would hulk out instead of gaining immortality.
  • With This Herring: The wooden sword. Kay complains about it as he doesn't get his hands on his master's sacred sword as his first weapon.
  • Wuxia: It has medieval Chinese settings and characters.
  • You Dirty Rat!: Tak and the Rat Army.


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