Kung-Fu Master


The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Irem Corp. [Japan]

[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Kung-Fu Master © 1984 Irem Corp.

For more complete information on the game itself, please see the original Japanese version entry; "Spartan X".
Kung-Fu Master machine
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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 1349040 points.
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 : '(C)1984 Paragon Films Ltd., Towa Promotion'.
1. Kung-Fu Master (1984)
2. Vigilante (1988)
3. Spartan X 2 (Nintendo Famicom, 1991)


Nintendo Famicom [AS] (1984) "Kung Fu"
Atari 2600 usa (May 12, 1987) "Kung Fu Master [Model AG-039]"
Nintendo NES usa (October 1985) "Kung Fu [Model NES-SX]"
Nintendo NES europe (April 15, 1987) "Kung Fu [Model NES-SX]"
Atari 7800 usa (1989) "Kung Fu Master" [Model AM-039]"
Nintendo Game Boy europe (1991) "Kung Fu Master [Model DMG-SX-NOE]"
Nintendo Game Boy usa (February 1991) "Kung Fu Master [Model DMG-SX]"


Apple II usa (1985) "Kung Fu Master"
Commodore C64 usa europe (1985) "Kung Fu Master"
Sinclair ZX Spectrum europe (1986)
Amstrad CPC europe (1987) "Kung Fu Master"
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.
F.A.Q. by Kevin Butler A.K.A. War Doc
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