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.
So Enjoyable Beat 'Em Up Game With Some Steady Gameplay MechanicDDEMOLITOR | Nov. 6, 2014 | See all DDEMOLITOR's reviews »
Like old arcade 2d beat em ups such as double dragon you will encounter with so many enemies and again and again .But mechanics like blocking, dodging,chi moves and some item upgrades keep the gameplay fresh an very enjoyable.Also there are many enemies types and bosses those need some strategies to be beaten.The game is deep enough by it's gameplay but levels and enemies are a bit repetitive and sometimes the game is unfairly difficult but also the game has local coop mode that makes the difficulty reasonable.Graphics are decent enough and some effects are well crafted.Kung Fu Strike is a solid beat em up game for pc and so enjoyable especially in co-op mode and there is a lot of reason to play all levels again.
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