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Kung Fu Kung Fu - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Kung Fu - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Rescue your sweetheart from the evil Black Fist clan. Traverse five floors of enemies and bosses to reach the top.

Kung Fu was produced by Irem in 1984.

Irem released 89 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Irem was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Irem during the time period Kung Fu was produced include: Tropical Angel, Zippy Race, Traverse USA, Moon Patrol, Red Alert, Lode Runner, Spartan X, Lode Runner - The Bungeling Strikes Back, Battle-Road, and Lode Runner - Golden Labyrinth


Name Kung Fu
Developer Irem (Japan)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8360
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Nintendo PlayChoice
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - PunchKick
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Kung Fu KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.45 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.40

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Kung Fu is an NES port of the arcade game, Kung Fu Master.


COPY OF: Kung-Fu Master

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Kung Fu Census

There are 14,954 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Common - There are 42 known instances of this machine owned by Kung Fu collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 32 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Kung Fu.

This game ranks a 11 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum 109A West Trade St, Simpsonville South Carolina United States Arcade (Classic Videogame)
Children: Allowed
Focus: Classic Games
Food: No
Alcohol: No
Payment Method: Admission Charge

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