Kung Fu (NES)

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Kung Fu
Kung Fu - NES - USA.jpg
Platform: NES
Year: 1985
Developer: Irem Corp.
Buy: Amazon

Kung Fu AKA Spartan X is one of the earliest fighting games. It's very primitive allowing for only a few moves and enemies, but it did have all the traditional elements of a scrolling fighter like interesting bosses and different stages. The story is typical, your girlfriend Sylvia has been kidnapped by the sinister Mr. X and you must fight your way to the top of a pagoda to rescue her. Due to it's primitive level the game is very short, you either die really quickly or beat the game really quickly. Not much replay value exists and the game can be memorized after only a few plays through.

Kung-Fu was also released on the PlayChoice-10 system. The music is the same in both versions.

Screenshots

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The game's title screen.

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Fighting some Grippers.


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Music

This game was released before impressive soundtracks were common for the NES. There are only a few short tunes that serve as a soundtrack. There is even one track in the ROM that doesn't seem to be used in the game, which is interesting considering the game's already tiny soundtrack. While the game does not have credits, Koji Kondo is known for rearranging the arcade version's soundtrack for this port. The NES version does, however, contain one original song, Rescued Sylvia. The song also sounds identical to Kondo's musical style at the time.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Game Start Masato IshizakiKoji Kondo 0:04
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02 Background Music Masato IshizakiKoji Kondo 0:42
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03 Completed Floor Masato IshizakiKoji Kondo 0:03
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04 Game Over Masato IshizakiKoji Kondo 0:03
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05 Rescued Sylvia Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:09
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Credits

(Game lacks credits, needs source)

We have contacted Irem staff, who verified Ishizaki's role in composing the music to the arcade version, that was subsequently ported to the NES.


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Game Rip

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Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.

Releases

  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: スパルタンX (Spartan X)
Platform: Famicom
Released: 1985-06-21
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Kung Fu
Platform: NES
Released: 1985-10-??
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  France.svg   France
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Title: Kung Fu
Platform: NES
Released: 1987-04-15
Publisher: Nintendo of America Inc.
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: Kung Fu
Platform: NES
Released: 1987-04-15
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  Spain.svg   Spain
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Title: Kung Fu
Platform: NES
Released: 1987-04-15
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  China.svg   China
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Title: Kung Fu
Platform: NES
Released: 198?-??-??
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Kung Fu
Platform: PlayChoice-10
Released: 198?-??-??
Publisher: Nintendo of America, Inc.
  South Korea.svg   South Korea
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Title: 스파르탄 X (Spartan X)
Platform: Famicom
Released: 198?-??-??
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

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