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Romset and name:
kungfum Kung-Fu Master (World)
Short name:
Kung-Fu Master
Manufacturer:
Year:
Genre:
Fighter
Category:
Fighter / 2D
Serie:
Kung-Fu Master
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
90 to 100 (Best Games)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
256x256@55 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC6803, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Netlist Sound Device, OKI MSM5205 ADPCM, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.23 released on jun-02 1997
Last release:
Mame 0.225 released on sep-30 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Imperfect
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 36 years ago:

    Kung-Fu Master © 1984 Irem Corp.

    For more complete information on the game itself, please see the original Japanese version entry; "Spartan X".

    TRIVIA
    Kung-Fu Master was released in December 1984 outside Japan. Originally known in Japan as as "Spartan X".

    Licensed to Data East for US manufacture and distribution. Kung-Fu Master was the first game that Irem licensed to Data East and was also the first of two genre-defining fighting games released by Data East that year; the other being 'Karate Champ', the world's first one-on-one fighting game.

    A bootleg of this game was released by O.K. corp. in 1985.

    Mike Sullivan holds the official record for this game with 1,349,040 points.

    UPDATES
    Differences between Spartan X and Kung-Fu Master:
    • During the demo screen the word Kung-Fu (in 'A KUNG-FU MASTER, THOMAS....') is spelled 'KANFU' in Spartan X.
    • Spartan X has an additional copyright notice that is not in Kung-Fu Master: '&Copy;1984 Paragon Films Ltd., Towa Promotion'.

    SERIES
    • Kung-Fu Master (1984, Arcade)
    • Vigilante (1988, Arcade)
    • Spartan X 2 (1991, Famicom)

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Nintendo Famicom [AS] (1984) "Kung Fu"
    [US] Atari 2600 (may.12, 1987) "Kung-Fu Master [Model AG-039]" by Activision
    [US] Nintendo NES (oct.1985) "Kung Fu [Model NES-SX-USA]"
    [EU] Nintendo NES (apr.15, 1987) "Kung Fu [Model NES-SX-NOE]"
    [US] Atari 7800 (1989) "Kung-Fu Master [Model AM-039-04]" by Absolute Entertainment

    • HANDHELDS:
    [EU] Nintendo Game Boy (1991) "Kung Fu Master [Model DMG-SX-NOE]"
    [US] Nintendo Game Boy (feb.1991) "Kung Fu Master [Model DMG-SX]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [US] Apple II (1985) "Kung Fu Master"
    [US] Commodore C64 [EU] (1985) "Kung Fu Master"
    [EU] Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1986) "Kung-Fu Master" by U.S. Gold
    [EU] Amstrad CPC (1987) "Kung-Fu Master"
    PC [MS Windows, Online] [EU] (dec.9, 2011) "IREM Arcade Hits" by DotEmu
    Apple MacIntosh [Online] [US] (aug.21, 2011) "Irem Arcade Hits" by DotEmu
    PC [Desura] [US] (nov.2, 2013) "IREM Arcade Hits" by Plug In Digital

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1331&o=2
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