Monday 15 May 2023

Kung Food (Atari Lynx review)

Developer: Lore Design Limited
Publisher: Atari Corporation
Released: 1992

Kung Food is a side-scrolling beat-em-up that's exclusive to the Atari Lynx handheld.

+ Opening cut-scene is terrific and sets the mood with some excellent pixel art, animation and lighting effects.

- Level design repeats the same sections over-and-over again, which makes each stage lack any real progression.

- Gives you a paltry number of ways to defeat opponents, as there's only three kicks and two punches at your disposal.

- Poor collision detection and it's difficult to know if you're on the same horizontal plane as an enemy, let alone hitting them!

- Often too many oversized sprites on screen at the same time, resulting in a poor frame-rate and delayed button presses.

- SFX are harsh sounding, while the music loops incessantly with barely any hint of melody to enhance the action.

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