KungFu Quest

Sponsored Game Review: Kung Fu Quest: The Jade Tower

March 10, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

Description: Kung Fu Quest is an action game for Android that will remind you of the classic beat ’em up titles of old. It’s got controls specifically designed for touchscreens, with no awkward D-Pad. With 37 stages, 8 themes and 8 boss battles, The Jade Tower is full of challenges and action to keep you occupied. It’s an easy game to pickup and play and will appeal to casual games and big mobile gamers alike. It’s also designed to be as fluid as possible, with 60 FPS and good-looking animations to boot. A game for those that want something a little different, without having to struggle with finicky controls. Is Kung Fu Quest your next favorite game?

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How it Works: You’ll have to download the game from the Play Store to get started. Once you start the game, you’ll be treated to an intro of sorts that helps set the scene.

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When you’ve gone through the intro, it’s time to learn how to fight the evil that’s hell bent on destroying things. The controls are simple enough to learn, but the game does a great job of teaching you the basics.

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The controls are real easy for smartphone users, although the jump button can be a little confusing, and there could be room for a kick button to better mix things up. The lack of a kick button might be annoying, but there are more than enough combos available to make up for this. Once you’ve successful completed your training, you’re free to play the game proper. Which includes either the survival mode or the story mode.

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The Survival mode is a personal favorite of mine, and great for those looking to get better familiarized with the controls. Essentially, you fight off wave after wave of enemy to see how long you can last.

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The story mode however, is the main attraction and each level progresses nicely, with each of them growing in difficulty.

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When you progress through the levels, you will earn coins and Chi Orbs, which you can use to purchase new combos. Not only can you add new combos to your fighting arsenal, but also customize your clothing and style, too. Which is perfect for those that want to kick ass with the personal touch.

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At the end of each level, you’re given a look at your progress and you can of course replay all the levels on a different difficulty.

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Opinion: Kung Fu Quest reminds me a lot of the games I used to love playing for the Super Nintendo, and that’s a good thing. Where other would simply rely on nostalgia however, Kung Fu Quest updates the genre a little, and makes things easier to do on a smartphone or tablet. The animations are fluid, it looked great on my tablet and the combat was fun without being too limited. I would have liked a kick button, but that would go against the simple nature of the game. There might not be a kick button, but you can build combos with kicks in them and even mix and match them to create your own unique style. I had a lot of fun playing Kung Fu Quest and considering that it’s easy to play and has daily rewards and more, we can imagine many others coming back to the game time and time again.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – Everything ran great, with a smooth 60fps throughout my play time.
  • Features (4/5) – A modern update to a modern classic with its own charm and identity, this is the beat ’em up reimagined for the smartphone age, and it plays great.
  • Theme (4/5) – Good looking throughout, Kung Fu Quest is a fun game that a lot of users will really take to.
  • Overall (4/5) – A solid game that’s a whole lot of fun, it might not be perfect but Kung Fu Quest has enough going for it to keep players engaged.

Pros

  • Easy to pickup and play, Kung Fu Quest is easy to adapt to.
  • Runs at a smooth rate with fluid animations throughout.
  • No need to deal with onscreen analogue controls with Kung Fu Quest.
  • A nice update to a classic genre that never really ages.

Cons

  • A kick button would make things a little more diverse.
  • Levels can feel a little samey the longer you play them for.

Conclusion: A good-looking, fluid game that brings smartphone and tablet users a whole lot of fun, Kung Fu Quest is a game that’s well worth giving a try. The combat is easy enough to master, and there’s no need to spend ages getting used to things, it’s pretty self explanatory and there’s no need to struggle with combos as you can easily practice them if you wish. There are daily rewards and lots of combos to purchases, not to mention the survival mode and the 37 main levels. So you can see that there’s no shortage of things to do play Kung Fu Tower.

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