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Game #2535
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Bruce Lee    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Beat em-up

Rating: 8.74 (63 votes)

Bruce Lee box cover

Bruce Lee screenshot
One of the first semi-realistic side-scrollers for the PC. MobyGames has the scoop on this martial arts classic: "Bruce Lee is a decent platform game with a lot of action thrown in. Reflexes are needed to pass certain sections, as is a lot of timing to jump past obstacles. You're pursued by two enemies, who relentlessly come after you, snapping at your heels. It's very much fun for anyone who likes platform games. There is no "easy" mode to help novice gamers get used to the game. Also, fighting the enemies is relatively easy and just gets irritating after a while. Finally, Bruce Lee only runs at the correct speed on a 4.77MHz PC. Well, one more gripe, actually -- you're Bruce Lee, yet you only have two moves, punching and a flying kick. A little disappointing from a master of martial arts. If you love platform games that require good reflexes and timing, Bruce Lee fits the bill."

The game also features a great range of movement and attacks that makes games such as Bushido simplistic in comparison. Two thumbs up!

Note: If you like the game, also check out Mark Rosten's amazing 2001 remake of the 16-color Commodore 64 version, also on this site.

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Ron Fortier
Developer: Datasoft
Publisher: Datasoft
Year: 1987
Software Copyright: Datasoft
Theme: Oriental
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: , NightGem review
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If you like this game, try: Bruce Lee (Remake), Bruce Lee Lives: The Fall of Hong Kong Palace, Choy Lee Fut: Kung Fu Warrior

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