Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise
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Taking its inspiration from ancient Chinese tales of revenge and retribution, then adding a dash of over-the-top martial arts and old school arcade fun, Kung Fu Strike features 28 stages of fast-paced combo-based fighting. Blend powerful punches, high kicks and perfectly timed blocks to pull off devastating combos, all thanks to a fluid combat system that turns brawling into an art form.
Old-school beat-‘em-up arcade appeal!
Unlock items and abilities to further customize style of play.
Online leaderboards breed competition between players.
Later levels will challenge your Kung Fu on even the lowest difficulty setting.
Freely flowing combat mechanics allow jaw-dropping combos.
Fight with or against a friend in local co-op.
Flawed but Solid.EDGE1812 | May 11, 2014 | See all EDGE1812's reviews »
Kung fu Strike is a 2d beat 'em up game. Though it's not a bad game, but yes it is flawed and riddled with a handful of poor mechanic choices by the developers.
The fighting evolves around quick reactions and countering and can sometimes be very statisfying but the mechanics cheat the player a lot. The game often makes you miss your big attack by having it go off in the wrong direction.It also has a tendency to fill the screen with lot of bad guys making some of the stages extremely difficult.
The plot is a mess of martial art stereotypes and goes from simply bad to hilariously dumb in a few cutscenes.You have the old master, the busty female assassin and of course our generic protagonist.
While there are many types of opponents, like the swordman, the kickmaster, the big guy, the backstabbing assassin and more which are quite interesting to fight against, you are stuck with the same old character who just develops very slightly over the course of the story which is very underwhelming for a game belonging to this genre.
Like I already stated, it's not a bad game at all, but I myself can only recommend it to people who are looking for a challenge and are not so much into co-op or storytelling, you can instead look at Castle Crashers or the Shank series for that.
NostalgiaJessePinkman | June 18, 2013 | See all JessePinkman's reviews »
Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise brings us a travel to the past. I have a really good memories from Beat' em up games like Street of Rage, Golden Axe, Captain Commando...The mechanic of the game is very simple: give punches and kicks to everybody. You can play alone or with a friend. The game has graphics very similar to Street Fighter, but with a chinese influence. Kung Fu Strike will be always a challenge because even on easy mode is so hard. But, on the other hand, it's very easy to dominate the controls and make amazing combos. If you like Beat' em up games, take it. You won't regret.
This is one of the best coop brawlers for the computer!McDoenerKing | June 6, 2013 | See all McDoenerKing's reviews »
The gameplay is pretty simple you have two basic attacks, block, dodge roll and special attacks, but the execution is so flawlessly, that you will have great fun! It is just badass fighting lots of dudes and staying in the air because you keep stacking that combo for the whole level. The game isn't very innovative or has much variety, but what it does it does really well. I still keep playing it from time to time to unlock the last shop items and buying the last combo or just trying to beat some challenges I haven't beaten yet. It is quick and cheap fun so if you're in the mood to ruin some dudes day by fighting them grab this title and have a blast! For me this game has quick, but intense sessions and I never have the feeling that a session will be the last in the game. :)You can't go wrong at this price point with it.
A Fun Arcade Brawler. Bring a Friend!videopower77 | Jan. 31, 2013 | See all videopower77's reviews »
Fun game! Keyboard controls are actually better than expected (controller is a lot better) and you can play local co-op or multiplayer on the same keyboard with P1 using WSAD and P2 using the Arrow keys. Online play would have made this great but pick this up on sale if you like beat em ups.
The art style is similar to Street Fighter 4 and looks alright but the comic style cutscenes look awful. The game runs great and the combat is fluid.
You can change the resolution and other option settings in the Config.Exe file
Awesome, that simpleDeaD | Dec. 15, 2012 | See all DeaD's reviews »
For the record i must say, i’m not a „fan” of this genre. That means i did play some brawler games before, but never for a longer time. When i first saw this title, i thought this might just be it. And for me, it was. I really enjoyed the game, though at some parts it was a bit hard for me, even on easy. And for the first 10 times or so i couldn’t beat the final boss. After that i played the first levels on hard, and so on, until i got enough bravery to face that boss again, and managed to defeat her. So the game may be hard for first-time players, but it is highly delightsome. The graphics are good, or at least it is the right one for this game. The maps are nice, different, and so are the enemies (maybe they are not that nice[beware the teleporting-making itself doubled lady ]) I know how this game was rated most, but for me it was a pleasure to play this one. The controls are simple, yet the moves take some time to master. There is a local co-op which is great if you want to play through the game with a friend, although i’d be always open for playing multiplayer online. I’d say if you want a simple, still amusing brawler game, this one is perfect.