Kung-Fu Master (Game Boy)
Kung-Fu Master is the Game Boy port of the 1984 beat 'em up arcade game about...well, what you'd expect.
Hold B, then press A while on the difficulty selection screen to access a Sound Test mode. Change the value to be played with Left and Right, and press A to play music or B to play a sound effect. This only works on the Japanese version of the game. The cheat and controls code is completely removed from the US version, only the "SOUND TEST" string is left there.
At the difficulty selection screen, hold Left, then press A 5 times, release Left, then hold Right and press B 3 times, release Right. As the previous cheat, this one works only in the Japanese version. However, the cheat test code as well as Stage Select routine are still in the US version, completely unaccessed.
The title screen was redesigned, the ™ became ®, the copyright text was altered, and the spacing was changed slightly.
The health bars were made into a single piece for the international release, making it harder to judge how much is left.
The mountain graphics were changed, making it look more like it has a shade. Mountains appear in the background of the third and the sixth level.
The playable character was completely remodeled for the international release to look more muscular and to look less like Jackie Chan, who played the protagonist in "Spartan X"; of which the Japanese game is a license of.
Level 4 Boss
The design of the 4th level's boss was improved as well.
Level 5 Boss
It almost looks like this boss got himself a winged helmet. It is interesting to note that both versions still share the same head graphics when the boss takes damage.
In the Japanese version, this level is significantly shorter and only the final boss is present. The international version made the level longer and added Asian enemy spawns.
This text from the Japanese version was removed for the international release.
The Jackie Chan series
|Arcade||Jackie Chan: The Kung Fu Master|
|NES||Kung Fu • Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu • Spartan X 2|
|Game Boy||Kung-Fu Master|
|TurboGrafx-16||Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu|
|Jackie Chan Adventures|
|Game Boy Advance||Jackie Chan Adventures: Legend of the Dark Hand|
|PlayStation 2||Jackie Chan Adventures|