TGWK’s Review of “Kung Fu Master!” v1.0 (iOS)

Kung Fu Master! is a new game from developer Big Bad Brush. If the game looks a bit familiar, it’s because the game was once called Kung Fu SAnta and had a Christmas theme to it. Big Bad Brush has updated the game with a less festive feel with more universal appeal. Don’t think it’s just a straight port though with just a few animation changes. Kung Fu Master! has a few gameplay updates as well that makes it play a bit better than the previous Santa version, but the addition of zombies and pandas surely doesn’t hurt either.

If you read our previous review of Kung Fu Santa, Most of Kung Fu Master! is the same except for the overall theme, story, and a small tweak in the controls. In Kung Fu Master!, you must now face off against evil pandas and zombies who have stolen all your gold. Instead of presents, you now collect gold and gems.

Gameplay is the same where you must climb back and forth between 3 bamboo sticks while avoiding dangers and kicking zombie and panda butt. Control wise, you still swipe left and right to jump from bamboo to bamboo but now, you no longer have to worry about which side of the stick you are on. In the old game, you had to switch between left and right and this sometimes would be difficult to do. Now, you only have to worry about what stick you are on, which is much better now because you can now concentrate more on what is going on on the screen. This allows for much faster reactions and a much more enjoyable game.

Kung Fu Master! is a good update to Kung Fu Santa. Those with Kung Fu Santa may not want to shell out an extra $0.99 for this game, but the gameplay and control tweaks I think are worth the update if you really liked Kung Fu Santa. If you’ve never played the game before, I recommend Kung Fu Master! as a really fun, easy to pick up casual game with a humorous theme.

Kung Fu Master! is available now in the App Store for $0.99. It is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.


Zombies and Pandas and Kung Fu! Face against zombies and pandas in this highly addictive Kung Fu Master game!

The zombies and pandas are up to no good stealing all of the Kung Fu Master’s gold and gems. Show them who’s boss by mastering the bamboo poles and gathering all your gold and gems back. Be careful though! They are not too far behind!

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* Highly addictive
* Beautiful and colorful illustrations
* Retina Display!
* Game Center: Master the boards!
* In-Game highscores
* Collect gold and gems!
* Get the highest score!
* Kung Fu!

[via App Store]

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