Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu (TurboGrafx-16)

Fruit medley from Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu, by NOW/Hudson.

Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu was first released for the NES in 1990 but is probably better known for its 1991 TurboGrafx-16 release. As an NES game it was kind of lost in the shuffle of the large number of games on that system but it stood out more among the TurboGrafx-16’s fewer releases. Also, the graphics were greatly improved on that system.

Jackie Chan wasn’t really a household name in North America until the release of Rush Hour in 1998 (looks like they are working on a Rush Hour 4 now!). Fans of the martial arts films he was known for may have been familiar with him but I don’t know how much the use of his name really helped sell this game. The large sprites used in this game were kind of unique and I think people tended to love it or hate it. Havi