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Let's Compare: Kung Fu Master
« on: October 01, 2012, 19:39:50 PM »
So, let's look at another set of comparisons.  This time, Kung Fu Master!


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Re: Le'ts compare Kung Fu Master
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 20:25:28 PM »
That video has reminded me of 2 things:

1. Just how bloody terrible that Spectrum version is. Utterly atrocious and unplayable bile.

2. Just how good the Atari 2600 version is. It's better than many of the other versions on more powerful systems!

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Re: Le'ts compare Kung Fu Master
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 20:38:45 PM »
Never underestimate the power of a certain old console called the Atari 2600!  :)

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Re: Le'ts compare Kung Fu Master
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 00:34:59 AM »
The NES version is awesome..
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Re: Le'ts compare Kung Fu Master
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 18:31:56 PM »
There is also a much later sequal to this game called Vigilante, notice the near identical gameplay:


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Re: Le'ts compare Kung Fu Master
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 18:45:53 PM »
That looks pretty good! 

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Re: Le'ts compare Kung Fu Master
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 19:34:37 PM »
Quote from: "TrekMD"
That looks pretty good!

I have the TurboGrafx version, it's not bad.

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Re: Le'ts compare Kung Fu Master
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2013, 18:04:43 PM »
Quote from: "The Laird"
That video has reminded me of 2 things:

1. Just how bloody terrible that Spectrum version is. Utterly atrocious and unplayable bile.

2. Just how good the Atari 2600 version is. It's better than many of the other versions on more powerful systems!

You and GAMEStm agree here, Speccy version has a place in Conversion Catasrophe:
They talk of:Horrible, inaccurate combat, sluggish movement, music being a painful mess, atrocius colour clash and crippling, stuttering scrolling.

They say 'Even the Atari 2600 produced a pretty decent port'.

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Re: Let's Compare: Kung Fu Master
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2013, 18:11:15 PM »
Wow!  ::)

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Re: Let's Compare: Kung Fu Master
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2013, 20:59:04 PM »
Quick report on the Apple II version: One-legged handyman unzips flies, unleashing the beast on slightly more colourful handyman, all in complete silence!


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Re: Let's Compare: Kung Fu Master
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2013, 21:53:27 PM »
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Quick report on the Apple II version: One-legged handyman unzips flies, unleashing the beast on slightly more colourful handyman, all in complete silence!



LOL

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Re: Le'ts compare Kung Fu Master
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2013, 20:27:48 PM »
Quote from: "The Laird"
There is also a much later sequal to this game called Vigilante, notice the near identical gameplay:



C64 version, awarded GAMEStm Conversion Catastrophe (saying it should be played on PC Engine, gameplay feeling fraction smoother than Arcade too).

C64 conversion by Emeralad Software, who disregarded the C64's abilities.

C64 version suffered from:

Sluggish gameplay, copy-and paste level backgrounds, ugly visuals, ropey animation, slow gameplay+awful music.

They go onto say: 'there's a claim to be made that Vigilante was'nt very good in the 1st place'

But most random claim of all by GAMEStm:

....Conversion of a game that even the C16 should have been able to replicate in it's sleep'.

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Re: Le'ts compare Kung Fu Master
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2013, 20:38:10 PM »
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But most random claim of all by GAMEStm:

....Conversion of a game that even the C16 should have been able to replicate in it's sleep'.

WTF!  :o

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Re: Le'ts compare Kung Fu Master
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2013, 20:41:29 PM »
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Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
But most random claim of all by GAMEStm:

....Conversion of a game that even the C16 should have been able to replicate in it's sleep'.

WTF!  :o

I DID warn you, guess they've never seen C16 Ghost's N' Goblins, Green Beret or an Actual C16, lol

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Re: Let's Compare: Kung Fu Master
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2013, 20:44:51 PM »
Next they will be asking why there was no ZX81 version of Klax!

 

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