• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Jul 18, 2007
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. For what used to be my favorite arcade game of all time, this is a wonderful new edition that stays true to the original. The graphics have been wonderfully redone, and the sounds still sound great.
  2. For its time, Yie Ar Kung-Fu was the hottest game in town and played like it too, other than its control issues. The Xbox Live enhancements to Konami’s original ROM once again make this classic coin op title worth its cheapy asking price, especially to those who respect the family tree of video gaming.
  3. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    60
    "Way of the Exploding Fist," it ain't. [Oct 2007, p.96]
  4. X-ONE Magazine UK
    60
    Something about playing Yie Ar Kung Fu makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. [Issue#24, p.101]
  5. It's a relic from arcade's past that probably won't appeal to new players, but outside of being able to say "Hey, I remember liking this game back in the day," old arcade buffs probably won't get $5 out of it either.
  6. 40
    Yie Ar Kung-Fu is a game lost to time. It's outdated and no longer enjoyable. It's worth a few quarters in an arcade cabinet, but not worth $5 on Xbox Live Marketplace.
  7. With literally hundreds of better classic games out there to choose from, it's absolutely mystifying that something that's aged as badly as Yie Ar Kung-Fu can be held aloft as some sort of period piece worth re-investigating.
  8. Official Xbox Magazine
    20
    No paint job can obscure the fact that connecting blows don't register more than half the time... Worse, basic movement is neither consistent nor natural. [Sept 2007, p.76]
User Score
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. AnthB.
    Aug 3, 2007
    4
    Grew up with this game, sinking quarter after quarter in the arcade. The game was probably better left in my memory than it was in my living Grew up with this game, sinking quarter after quarter in the arcade. The game was probably better left in my memory than it was in my living room today. I recognize it as the same exact game in the arcade...and now I realize how as a child EVERYTHING seems cool. Skip it, you'll play an hour at most and be done with it. No replay value, and no immediate value as well. Full Review »