Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. A fun little brawler with an addictive and fast-flowing feel. [Issue#51, p.104]
  2. An entertaining game, but one without a ton of variety.
  3. If you’re a hardcore fan of side-scrolling brawlers from the NES era and you’re looking for something to scratch that nostalgic itch, definitely give Invincible Tiger a look.
  4. Whilst Invincible Tiger looks great it really offers nothing new other than a mode that most of us cant play and with games like Turtles on Live it will soon be forgotten.
  5. An old Style fashioned classic. A scrolling beat'em uf, funny for a few sessions, but not much worthy on the long ride.
  6. Invincible Tiger is a stylish, fun and frantic brawler. It has no great depth to it, but enough challenges and content to keep you playing until you feel like you're in your very own 70's kung fu movie.
  7. 66
    Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao is a gimmick game. Its most unique feature is its ability to display fancy pants 3D visuals, and the experience is indeed impressive. But take that away and you're left with a generic beat 'em up.
  8. A decent diversion, but far from a black belt. [Nov 2009, p.98]
  9. The visuals are fancy, but this kung fu game suffers from uninspired combat and unresponsive controls.
  10. Maddening difficulty spikes. [Nov 2009, p.84]
  11. Unless you’re simply dying for punishment, you’re unlikely to find anything to enjoy here.
  12. 50
    After playing this game, it would be a real stretch for me to recommend Invincible Tiger at any XBLA price level.
  13. Despite the appearance of finesse, it’s surprising how quickly everything devolves into frantic button mashing and rote flailing.
  14. 3D graphics may be the future, but this dull beat 'em-up is unlikely to convince you of the fact.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. nym
    Sep 4, 2009
    9
    The game is istantly an arcade classic, fast, challenging and fun.
    The figthing is simple at first, yer it's hard to truly master:

    combos, dodges, rolls, counters are all tools of the trade you'll have to understand to get a change.

    While the action is fast, you'll need to think before acting, different enemies are vulnerable to different kind of attacks, and many will parry or dodge while surrounding you and following you around.

    The zen meter is the pivot of your stratey, its two sides gets full when you dodge or hit, when they meet you get more points and can anleash a a temporary bonus.

    At the same time, when you meditate (wich heal yourself) you'll drain the zen meter, and will be open to attacks.

    The more successful your attacks, the more your rank will rise, and will score more points.
    Points are needed to buy new lifes, and you'll need them if you don't master your moves.

    The levels are beutifully rendered, and act like movie sets in wich you'll run around making your way throu enemies, and at the same time giving you multiple ways of escape or interact with.

    If you manage to get a pair of 3d glasses( even the old red blue) the graphics get's even better, the illusion of prospective is really well done, and the game runs nice and smooth.

    The musical score is really good, funky style and free to download, check it here http://www.bigdownload.com/games/invincible-tiger-the-legend-of-han-tao/pc/invincible-tiger-original-soundtrack/

    Added bonus is the cooperative multyplayer.

    I'm surprised that big names in game reviews are so unproffessional about this game, looks like they didn't even try to play the game, and discarded it at the first difficoulty. shame on them.

    Don't be fooled by the low scores, try the game and learn the mechanics, this is a really nice game.
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