Kung Fu Rider

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Kung Fu Rider
Kung Fu Rider.png
Official Cover Art
Developer(s) Japan Studio
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
Release date(s)
  • AUS September 16, 2010
  • EU September 17, 2010
  • NA September 17, 2010
  • JP October 21, 2010
Genre(s) Office Chair Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, (offline) co-op
Distribution Blu-ray Disc

Kung Fu Rider (Japanese: 街スベリ, Chinese: 功夫滑仔), previously known as Slider, is an action video game for the PlayStation 3. The game is developed by Japan Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for use with the new PlayStation Move controller.[1] It was officially unveiled at the 2010 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.[1] It was released in September 2010. It is considered to be one or the worst exclusive PlayStation 3 games ever [2]

Plot[edit]

Players take the role of Toby or Karin in the game, Toby is a private investigator while Karin is his secretary who has to escape from the Triads in Hong Kong.

Gameplay[edit]

An in-game screenshot of the game

Players have to utilize the Move controller to navigate through the crowded streets of Hong Kong on a sliding office chair. Players can move the controller up and down to increase speed while tilting it left and right would turn the chair while tapping the Move button would cause the character to spin and kick items out of the way. Players can cruise through the streets hopping over cars, juke left, right and pick up money along the way which act as points in the game and sliding through onscreen ticket outlines which will boost the game's meter which can trigger a burst of speed by jabbing at the PlayStation Eye.

The game features realistic physics similar to the PlayStation Network game, Pain, where players will fly off the chair and crash in slow motion if the players loses the game. As players proceed deeper into the game, Triad enemies begin appearing on the way and attempt to attack the player using staffs.[3]

Reception[edit]

  • 1UP = C
  • GameRankings = 41.59%
  • GameSpot = 4.0
  • IGN = 3.5/10
  • Metacritic = 36/100
  • GameTrailers = 4.8
  • Game Informer = 3.50
  • X-Play = 2/5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mark Handy (March 10, 2010). "Introducing PlayStation Move". PlayStation Blog. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ "IGN: Kung Fu Rider". Uk.ps3.ign.com. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  3. ^ Greg Miller (March 11, 2010). "GDC 10: Slider Hands-on". IGN. Retrieved May 17, 2010.