Tired of the 30 days game challenge? Enjoy my own personal revisitation of a classic challenge! Instead of 30 daily posts that fill an entire month, this challenge is more diluted in time and it will cover all the year 2018. 52 weeks, 52 questions to understand who’s the person behind this blog. Me!
Week 11 – A game you’ve played more than 5 times
Since in my life as a kid I’ve played a lot but only a few titles this list could include virtually every games I’ve played, but if I have to select a game I will probably choose Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu. This is a game that, as far as I know has never been so popular; I even know that the US version is quite pricey even though the eruopean release can be found for a few euros. I don’t know why my parents bought me this game back then. I’ve never been an hardcore fun of fighting games nor movies and I didn’t even know who was Jackie Chan. Same thing for my parents. So don’t ask me why I have this game.
Anyway, the game is rather easy and it was the first games I’ve ever completed in my life (not using the cheat code you can enter at the beginning of the game). From time to time when I have to warm a bit up and if I have to get in touch again with NES controller I fire up this game and I end up completing it without losing a single life. Even though I’m far from being a speedrunner this is a game I can easily beat very fast. I’ve never recorder myself playing it at full speed but I think I can beat it way faster that most of the owners of the game.
Even though this is not a frightening game, it was the first game that caused me nightmares. And when I say nightmares I mean that I’ve been shocked for years! The point is when Jackie encounter the first boss, a statue that starts waving its hands as soon as you paa in front of it. There’s no way you can be scared of it but I really had big problems sleeping those years and the music you hear while you fight this boss echoed in my brain for years and years (you can find the boss in the video below – I made it – at 6:50).
Since it’s a game a bit overlooked and overshadowed by a lot of remarkable NES titles, I’d like to invite you to try it. It’s not difficult so you can enjoy it without getting crazy and it can ensure a pleasant afternoon of play. If you want to have a deeper look I made a playthrough you can find here and you can even read my review here.