Kung Fu Chaos!

I don't own any console systems, and the only one I've ever owned was the family Atari 2600 many, many years ago. I do, however, get to play on other people's console gaming systems, and games like "Kung Fu Chaos" are always a lot of fun.

I was at a mid-size gathering at my friends' house last night, and they are totally set up with the best gaming scenario. Mega-huge TV, all the current gaming systems...and even thought they had apparently left some controllers and memory card over someone else's house, there were still set up for super happy gaming fun.

The "best game of the night" (for me, anyway) was an Xbox game called Kung Fu Chaos. It's action/combat game, where you play a silly character in a goofy '70s Kung Fu movie. Up to 4 people can chop and kick each other to become the best action/stunt hero of the day, and I was extremely happy that they included, among other classic '70s Kung Fu heroes, a monkey character—because I have this thing for monkeys.

As the game progresses, the characters are thrown into cheesy Kung Fu movie scene after scene. Each one has its own sub-theme, such as trying to defeat the other players before the sinking ship you're on slips below the arctic sea or standing precariously atop raised platforms as you toss the damsel-in-distress between one another in an odd version of "hot potato."

The music was terrific, right from the opening that used that old "Kung Fu Fighting" song. The art was great, and I love how a game finally intrduced a proper "depth blur" for things in the distance instead of faking distance by reducing the number of colors available in things that were supposed to be far away. There was even a scene where you had to leap from rooftop to rooftop, and as you made the leap you could see thin wires appear that were helping make your character perform the jump. :]

Every so often I wonder which console game I might buy, were I inclined to buy one, but I never really consider buying one. But, I started giving the Xbox some serious thought last night. First Halo brought the coolosity, now Kung Fu Chaos. The fact that it can also be a DVD player certainly isn't helping me decide that I should be saving my money. :]

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Read Comments (7)

Jonathan commented at 1:33 PM on April 26, 2003:

Xbox? Xbox? Oh, Keith, you have fallen so far. I weep for you.

Lizzy commented at 11:28 AM on April 30, 2004:

Does anyone know the answers to the Movie Scenes.xls? It's an excel game where the faces and other body parts of the actors are edited out.
You have to guess the movie scene's name.
The spreadsheet will tell you True or False
next to it. Does anyone know where I can find the answers?

Nobody commented at 5:41 PM on April 30, 2004:

Sorry, Lizzy, I don't know the answers.

Jeff Jamieson commented at 8:30 PM on May 10, 2004:

All of the answers are in the spreadsheet. You'll need a little Excel knowledge, but it's not too tough.

Tony commented at 11:56 AM on May 11, 2004:

I found all the answers but 3 of them. Numbers 19, 63 and 69. If you know any of those, I'll certainly share the others.

Hugo commented at 4:46 PM on May 14, 2004:

Where can I download this movie scenes.xls? I can't find it with google

hi commented at 1:13 PM on May 25, 2004:

I know 19, 63, and 69.

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