Kung Fu Strike
What We Liked:Great Combat moves and Action, Brilliant multiplayer, and a good challenge
What We Disliked:Weak story, and sometimes slows during combat.
Kung Fu Strike – The Warrior’s Rise Kung Fu Strike, is a classic Beat Em’ Up from Qooc Soft and 7Sixty Games. If you like the classic arcade games, with hordes of enemies and fast action you will definitely like Kung Fu Strike. Taking most of it’s story and inspiration from ancient Chinese stories and tales. [...]
Kung Fu Strike, is a classic Beat Em’ Up from Qooc Soft and 7Sixty Games. If you like the classic arcade games, with hordes of enemies and fast action you will definitely like Kung Fu Strike. Taking most of it’s story and inspiration from ancient Chinese stories and tales. It claims to have fast, high flying action, well let us see………………
In Kung Fu Strike you play as General Loh, a warrior struggling to avenge his father’s death while around him ancient China is being ripped apart by three warring forces, the Tian Empire, the invading forces of Shaa seeking to overthrow the Empire’s King, and a rebel uprising with their own agenda. Will Loh find out who is responsible for his father’s death? Can he save his homeland from destruction? And will he ever discover what the mysterious ‘Zen Room of Emptiness’ is?
Gameplay and Controls,
Kung Fu Strike, is your modern day answer to the button bashing arcade beat em’ up’s that we all used to play after school. At the start you may well find it hard to get into the game, but give it a chance and it is full of surprises and action. Your character has some pretty impressive moves in his arsenal, to vanquish those enemies, and you will need them as Kung Fu Strike throws a wide variety of foes at you in increasing numbers. That variety of enemies is also joined by some unique challenges, such as when you must clear a field while suffering the debilitating effects of poison, or when you have to take out 120 foes within a certain time frame.
Boss battles serve as another highlight, though sometimes they are a bit much. In one stage around halfway through the game, for instance, you must face a fellow in a tomb who moves around with such haste that you can barely get close to him unless he wants you to (in which case close proximity is almost certainly a bad idea). He fires projectiles that you must deflect toward him to briefly stun him, and then you must deal as much damage as you can for a short time before quickly retreating. Other bosses sometimes rely on cheaper methods, such as swaths of light that lead to a fearsome attack if you linger within them for too long.
Co – Op mode in Kung Fu Strike is brilliant, allowing you to have a mate join in on the action, especially when it is needed at times. The story in the game is not engaging, more like an after thought,but serves as a break between levels to give you fingers a rest. I found controlling Loh very easy indeed, and the special moves are just joyful. As you defeat foes, you sometimes knock loose restorative items and coins. The coins can then be used in a variety of ways, depending on how far you’ve progressed in the game. Early on, you can buy special moves or equipment. For instance, you might purchase a single-use item that automatically restores 200 hit points if you fall in battle, or a jacket that reduces the amount of damage you take when you run afoul of some explosives. There are also a host of character upgrades, including extensions to your life meter and new special moves that make you a more lethal force on the battlefield. However, equipment and skills aren’t the only uses for your earnings. During battle, you can also find bugles (usually dropped by enemies or found in urns that you demolish). You can then call support troops onto the field, and they will serve as a welcome distraction so that you can more easily flank your foes. As you keep playing and clearing stages, the variety of troops you can summon increases.
Kung Fu Strike, is one of those games that you can’t put down after you start. It has a few problems such as slowing frame rates during action, and a weak story, but the shear fun and entertainment more than make up for these minor infractions on what other wise is a great beat em’ up. It has been a while since a game of this genre, has put up such a challenge to finish. Kung Fu Strike is not a walk in the park, rather a hand cramping, finger skinning, high flying, all kicking and punching arcade beat em’ up.