Yie Ar Kung-Fu Commodore 64 game

Yie Ar Kung-Fu is an arcade fighting game developed by Konami and published by Konami and Imagine. The game was first released in Japan in October 1984, and then internationally in March 1985. Yie Ar Kung-Fu features a Bruce Lee based kung fu master named Oolong, who must fight all the martial arts masters given by the game to win the title of "Grand Master" and honor the memory of his father. The game was inspired by Bruce Lee's Hong Kong martial arts films, with the main player character Oolong modeled after Lee. Yie Ar Kung-Fu moved the genre towards more fantastical, fast-paced action, with various different characters having a variety of special moves and high jumps, establishing the template for subsequent fighting games. The game was a commercial success in arcades, becoming the highest-grossing arcade conversion kit of 1985 in the United States while also being successful in Japan and Europe. It was ported to various home systems, including home computer conversions which were critically and commercially successful, becoming the best-selling home video game of 1986 in the United Kingdom.

Yie Ar Kung-Fu is a video game that features a kung fu master named Oolong, based on Bruce Lee, who is controlled by the player. Oolong must defeat all the martial arts masters in the game (eleven in the arcade version; five to thirteen in the home ports) to become the "Grand Master" and honor his father's memory. The player can perform up to 16 different moves, using a combination of buttons and joystick movements while standing, crouching or jumping. The opponents each have a unique appearance and fighting style. Instead of a point-scoring system, the game features a health meter system, which depletes as fighters take hits. Once a fighter's health meter is fully depleted, it leads to a knockout.

The 11 martial arts masters are listed below:

Buchu: The first opponent in the first gauntlet. He uses a leaping motion to fly over Oolong, and as a middle level attack against him.

Star: The first female opponent. She is a young girl who throws shuriken and uses fast punches and kicks.

Nuncha: He swings nunchaku at Oolong at high and middle levels.

Pole: He is a short man who carries a large bo and uses it on Oolong.

Feedle: In this level, numerous enemies attack from both sides of Oolong, punching high and low.

Chain: He is a large man who swings a giant chain with a claw-like attachment at the end.

Club: He is another large man who swings a giant spiked club and bears a shield on his right arm to block Oolong's attacks.

Fan: She throws steel fans at Oolong like shuriken and kicks very swiftly.

Sword: He attacks with a Dao and impressive aerial moves. He is also capable of warping around to the other side of the screen.

Tonfun: He attacks with two tonfa and fast-paced martial arts.

Blues: He is almost a mirror image of Oolong without a shirt on and can match him move-for-move. Oolong has to find some weakness on Blues to win. When Blues is defeated, Oolong is the winner and the game begins again with Buchu.

Game category: Commodore 64 games

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