Inspired by classic Kung Fu films, this passion fueled fighter provides fun 1 vs. 1 gameplay for gamers of all skill levels. Take on the role of one of 14 martial arts stunt masters as you fight to show your style cannot be beat. Fight it out in the Single Player Arcade Mode or Local Two Player VS. Matches.
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Mixed (11 reviews) - 54% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (470 reviews) - 65% of the 470 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 25, 2015

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Fans of Kung Fu cinema rejoice! Kings of Kung Fu was developed mainly for fans of classic Kung Fu flicks and designed to be playable by gamers from casual to mid-core so that anyone can pick it up and have fun.

Players are challenged by a mysterious fighter called Red Ronin to take on the role of one of 14 martial arts stuntmen and compete in a one-on-one tournament to prove their worth to win a starring role in the studio's next big film.

Each fighter’s style is inspired by actual moves used in martial arts cinema where their bodies are their weapons. Fine-tuned in diverse and unique methods of physical destruction, each style brings with it 100’s of attacks, counter attacks, blocks and grapples ranging from your basic kicks and punches to advanced attacks and combo chains to devastate their opponents.

Selectable fighters include Tao Lung the Chinese Boxing Master, Chen Fu the master of Drunken Style, Ron Jones and his fierce Shorun-ryu Karate, Hou Feng with his wild and deadly Monkey Style, Lo Wei the Shaolin Master, John Deux is top of his game in Kickboxing, Ju Mao a champion of Hapkido and the Muay Thai Master Chang Tai. Not to mention The White Stallion master of Shotokan Karate, Lo Chi the grappling brawler, master of both Karate and Ninjitsu Ken Suguri, and Yuen Wong with his mix of Wing Chun and various Kung Fu styles. Also tossing their hats into the tournament for a chance at stardom are two new stuntmen: Jane Fury and Shen Wu.

  • 14 character roster - plus 1 boss character
  • 15 unique and dynamic background stages inspired by classic films
  • 100+ unique moves per fighter (including advanced moves and throws)
  • Soundtrack contains over 20 songs influenced by classic Kung Fu films and old-school style hip hop
  • Fight against the computer in Arcade Mode, match skills against a friend in Local Multiplayer Matches or master your moves in Practice Mode

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium4 2.0 GHz and up
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9500 GT ,VRAM: 256MB and up
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX9.0c Compatible Audio
    • OS: Windows7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2300 and up
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 250 ,VRAM: 512MB and up
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX9.0c Compatible Audio
    • OS: 10.6.3, 10.9
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000/5000
    • Storage: 500 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu Trusty Tahr 14.04 or equivalent
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Very poor fighting mechanics and unenjoyable gameplay overall.


+ the music is good
+ the graphics are ok
+ animations are ok
+ local multiplayer
+ the idea of a Kung Fu movie based fighting game is pretty cool
+ lots of legendary movie fighters


- combos are a joke, almost impossible to combo your moves
- doing the special moves is purely by luck, you can never really pull off what you where going for
- some fighters are just broken with their infite one button combo that cant be broken or blocked
- some fighters like Ip Man, have a terrible fight distance......the opponent can stand right in front of you and you punch, but for some weird reason you still cant reach him

Very little thought went into this fighting game. They only have the characters and basic moves, but left out all the things that make it interesting, like a story mode or the balancing. There are a lot of better fighters out there. I wouldnt recommend this one at all.
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149 of 186 people (80%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
Been trying the game periodically since the first early access release and am sad to say it simply is not a good game. While they may have improved other parts of the game, the biggest part has remained largely unchanged.

The things it does right are the visual effects and the sound. Definitely feels like an old kung fu movie by looking at it. Luckily you can toggle each of the options if you don't like them.

Biggest thing it does wrong? The actual gameplay.
The combat is horrible, just so stiff and clunky. Kung fu should be smooth and fluid, graceful almost. The game is not fun to play at all. If the clunky movements and animations were not enough sometimes the controls just don't work right.

There are other issues, like the characters not quite looking human, but the biggest part of a fighting game (the fighting) is what ruins this game.

I love Kung fu movies and to this day have lots of fun watching old ones I've never heard of. I know it's not popular anymore so it's even more rare for a game like this to exist. Sadly this was so disappointing I wish I never had bought it.
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36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2015
I was a big fan of old school martial arts movies... Bloodsport, Enter the Dragon, The Last Dragon for those that want to mix Kung Fu and break dancing.. which heck if you were alive during the 80's those were the two things which you loved...

This game much like the 80's an acquired taste.. it has some great classic characters.... an amazing sound track and the old grainy look will leave you busting out your breakdancing gear unfortunately the game play seems stuck in 80's right along with all these classic characters.

The game isn't fluid at all, the trailers are downright misleading. You'll never play the game as fluid and smooth as the trailers show. The controls are stiff and slightly unresponsive.. The Hit detection seems to be at best flawed, sometimes you'll see your foot fly through someone face with no dmg... other times you'll hit thin air and see someone fly to the ground like a sack of bricks.. Also the AI is weak, you can win by using the same move or combo of moves over and over again.. Cheese factor is high in this one...

If you want a good compaison think of the Original Mortal Kombat, this game's combat and character stiffness seems nearly identical if not slightly worse.. although button responsiveness MK has a massive leg up. I won't say the game can't improve, but seeing as the Development team removed the Early Access and the last update aside from adding cards to the game was done about 3 months ago I'm pretty sure it's a safe bet the game won't be improved any longer.

This just isn't a game I can recommend with a 9.99 price tag, if you can are a huge 80's kung fu flick type of guy.. it might be worth it just for some kicks and giggles, if you're a fighting game fan, you have far better choices for far cheaper prices..
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64 of 91 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 20, 2015
Very very oldschool game... in fact so oldschool it hurts sometimes.

Graphics are sub par, with partly terrible animations and a questionable collision checking, sometimes you hit the enemy while hitting empty air and sometimes you miss, while hitting him square in the face. Also my game never played as smooth as showing in the trailers. Story too is non existant..

The positive touch is naturally the homage to all the old fighting movies and their characters. The fighters have their different move sets (which isnt easy to execute, especially the combos) and each resemble some of the heroes of the cheesy martial arts flicks. From Bloodsport, to white hosed Chuck to the Cast of Enter the Dragon and so on.

All in all this game is just like the old movies... cheap, cheesy and shouldn´t be measured by todays standards, but you can have some fun out of it, if you´re a fan.
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36 of 45 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
14.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 10, 2014
The game i was dreaming of is in development
and i can play it thru Early Access here on Steam!

Honestly Kings Of Kung Fu is like a rough diamond and it is one of the most interesting fighting game
i ever seen...and i played tons of FG`s.

I can say that Kings Of Kung Fu is one of the few Early Access games here on Steam
that its absolutly worth buying it.
I was able to play 8 Characters in Arcade mode or in Practice mode
each Character has is unique martial arts fighting style and just look like they are from famous martial arts movies
even the whole moves of every single fighter and all the background stages was giving me the feeling that iam in one of my favorit martial arts movie.
I played with a Xbox 360 controller for windows which workes just fine.
While playing i was enjoying to learn new combos and moves, it was fun to find out how to combine punches and kicks to a freakin fast combination which just looks awesome.
i´ve seen how much love the Dev`s are spending to this game and that fills my heart with hope that they will make one of the best fighting games ever made.

If you love to play Fighting Games you have to take a look on it!

(sry for my bad english)
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52 of 76 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
The game has been officially released so here are my thoughts about this title. First of all i wanna congratulate the small developing team for bringing such a game to life. Its really nice to know that there are so many passionate indie game developers that can offer so much for so little. Kings of Kung Fu is an original fighting game, based on old kung fu movies and the game itself couldnt be a more sheer tribute to those films. Now on to the game itself.

The good stuff:
1. Amazing nostalgia feelings for the old Kung fu movie era
2. One of the greatest soundtracks i have ever heard, homage to those old movies style
3. Full and interesting and everexpanding roster of characters based on real fighters (Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris!!!)
4. Great level design and amazing details to make you feel like you are a part of a kung fu movie.
5. Nice and easy gameplay, but hard to master.

The bad stuff:
1. Controls are not as responsive as they should be.
2. Combos are hard to master
3. Combat still has some bugs that need to be wiped out (you can win a whole round just by doing low right kick ^^)
4. Graphics are really nice and polished, but for this day and age not the top quality i would like.
5. No online multiplayer

To conclude, for me Kings of Kung fu is a really good game. It has some flaws, but considering the effort it has been made by a rather small team, i would say this is something most of us can pass through. For the most part its a really enjoyable game and you will have tons of fun playing either by yourself or with some of your m8s locally. At the moment there is no online multiplayer, so i know for a lot of you thats a turn off, but still it could happen in the future. If you like old Kung Fu movies and if you ever wanna see what it Feels like to be Bruce Lee facing Chuck Norris once more, buy this little gem ^^
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40 of 56 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 8, 2014
Do you love movies with Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee? If yes, then this game is for you. Maybe it does not shine graphics and today a very short history, but the atmosphere and the movement of characters is superb. Playing I did have the thought that I play for Bruce Lee. Here not only the movement, but also the nuances of each character. Inimitable atmosphere of the game. The picture is similar to the films of 70-80 years. Sounds just perfect. Whether it's hitting, or background music, which corresponds to a fighter. This game is a great fighting game for those who love these movies. I hope the developers will add more characters and make the story longer. But even now the game is good, though of course there is some imbalance between the characters And here it is possible again and again to arrange a fight between Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.
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43 of 65 people (66%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
Game has great atmosphere. Sound clips and style really gives it a vintage kung fu movie feel. Great characters.

However all the potential that this game has to be awesome is utterly obliterated by the worst controls I think I've ever experienced in a fighting game. At one point I sat the controller on the floor and mashed it with my foot while replying to a text. I won more rounds that way than actually playing the game.

I would have given this game a solid 7-8/10 but because the controls are so horrible...

1/10 would not recommend.
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31 of 44 people (70%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2015
Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris, Jim Kelly (Williams), Bolo Yeung. All with a few of their signature moves from the movies. Whats not to love here?

When I fought as Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris was my opponent, the stage selected the Colisseum and had the kitty in the background. 10/10
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32 of 51 people (63%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2015
In 2 words; the Idea is good but realisation is bad! (especialy fantasticaly stupid AI, like in early 8 bit bad fighting games and horrific control)
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3.9 hrs
Posted: October 23
Sho Nuff is the final boss and he has Akuma's move set. If this isn't enough to convince you... there might be something wrong with you. Or something wrong with me. I'm banking on something wrong with me and my weird tastes on this one then.
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4.6 hrs
Posted: October 7
I am big fan of classic kung fu movies and this game had potential but unfortunately it is messed up .Graphics,music and sound FX are great but the most annoying thing about this game is the extreme clunky terrible controls.
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1.2 hrs
Posted: October 1
Bought this game for 0.99 aaaaand yes. It's a 0.99 game. Id spend max 2 bucks on this one.

The game has lots of nice ideas just develepod very badly. Great atmosphere, great characters, great music. But is this a movie or a videogame?

Poor graphics mixed with very bad animations and controls makes this game hardly enjoyable. Where is the fun when you can't combo attacks the right way? And what about the story? Yeah beat em ups doesn't always have a great story I know, especially old ones, but hey it's 2k16. If a game with lack of excitement in gameplay doesn't fill up the score with at least nice graphic or story what remains? A 2 bucks game. Buy it on sale when it reaches a very low price. Onlyf u are a real wu xia fan tho.
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0.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
work great on Linux and fun for 2 player 0.99 good price
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1.6 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 24
I actually enjoyed this game. If you're a fan of old school kung fu and fighting game it's hard to pass up. It was a sort of quick game to me but fun none the less. It's worth the price of admission.
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1.7 hrs
Posted: September 23
Very bad fighting game. Game mechanics are awful, combo system is broken. You can win all fights by pressing one move. Graphics and effects are so ugly and there are also very few characters withous much difference.
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1.6 hrs
Posted: September 21
If there ever was a game that is solely geared for the hardcore fan of old kung fu flicks that puts style over substance, its this one! The game definitely has a beefy selection of plenty of fighters based on famous movie characters and the graphic style definitely resembles the old vhs movie look! The soundtrack is perfectly suited to add even more nostalgia to the game.

It would be the perfect game, but the controls definitely hold it back. It actually controls somewhat similar to the very first Street Fighter arcade game (slow, unresponsive controls and a total lack of balance among fighters)

All in all, this game is not for the average fighting game fan. Having said that, I really like the game for its concept and the nostalgia for all those great martial arts flicks of yesteryear.

Do I recommend the game? I do, but make no mistake, buy this game only if your priorities lie in the game's aesthetics or its nostalgic setting and ONLY on a sale! Should the developers decide to improve the game's control issues, I'll gladly modify this review accordingly!

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0.6 hrs
Posted: September 20
I bought it for less than a euro, and just finished the arcade with one character.

Its controls are funny and its boring. Do not buy it.
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4.0 hrs
Posted: September 8
Love it, once you get use to the mechanics its a fun fighter. I hope they will tighten up the control inputs in the future.
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