Kung-Fu Master, known in Japan as Spartan X is a 1984 beat em up arcade game developed and published in Japan by Irem. It was later published in North America by Data East. The Japanese version was based on the Jackie Chan movie Wheels on Meals, known as Spartan X in Japan, and credited Paragon Films Ltd., Towa Promotion, who produced the film upon which it was based. The game is considered by many to be the first beat em up video game, and contains elements of Bruce Lees Game of Death.
Kung-Fu Master or Spartan Game Plot
The player takes the role of Keiji Thomas, a man in a Keikogi and slippers. Thomass girlfriend, Sylvia, has been kidnapped by Mr. X, and Thomas must fight through five side-scrolling floors full of enemies to rescue her.
Brutally summarized as rescue girlfriend – hit people, the US and UK version opens with the phrase Thomas and Sylvia were attacked by several unknown guys.....
Kung-Fu Master or Spartan GameplayIn this early beat em up, the player controls the main character, Thomas, by punching and kicking. Either move can be done from a standing, crouching or jumping position. Punches are worth twice as much as kicks and do twice as much damage, but their range is shorter.
The first floor of the temple contains Grippers and Knife Throwers. Subsequent levels introduce Tom Toms, poisonous moths, fire-breathing dragons, snakes, and confetti balls.
Each of the five floors ends with a different boss who must be defeated before Thomas can climb the stairs to the next floor. Thomas must complete each floor within a fixed time. The timer starts at 2000. If it falls below 330, an acoustic warning sounds. If a boss defeats Thomas, the boss laughs. Although there are five bosses, the game only uses two different synthesized laughs. (The NES port uses a third, high-pitched synthesized laugh for the Black Magician.)
Once the player has completed all five floors, the game restarts with a more demanding version of the Devils Temple, although the essential details remain unchanged. A visual indication of the current house is displayed on the screen. For each series of five completed floors, a dragon symbol appears in the upper-right corner of the screen. After three dragons have been added, the dragon symbols blink.
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Kung-Fu Master or Spartan Game Controls
Use Space Bar to Start the Game
Arrow keys to move the character
space bar to select on main title
z = punch
x = kick
p = pause (can't against bosses)
shift = run
1 2 or 3 keys = specials (can't be used against a boss)
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