Kung Food

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Kung Food
Kung Food cover art.jpg
Developer(s)Lore Games
Publisher(s)Atari Corporation
Programmer(s)Christian Urquhart[1]
Steven A. Mitchell
Platform(s)Atari Lynx
Release1992
Genre(s)Beat 'em up
Mode(s)Single player

Kung Food is a video game developed for the Atari Lynx handheld by Christian Urqhart and Steven Mitchell and published by Atari Corporation in 1992.[1] The player controls a protagonist who uses martial arts to overcome mutant vegetables that have invaded his freezer. Earlier in his career, Urquhart authored a number of ZX Spectrum titles.

Plot[edit]

The main character has stored a top secret chemical in his kitchen freezer which he left open. This result was a mutation bringing all forms of foods to life and turned you into a little green man.[2] You then have to destroy all foods, make your way to the garden where there is a sprinkler system where you can wash off the contaminants to restore your human form.[3]

Reception[edit]

On 6 July 1999 Robert A. Jung reviewed Kung Food for IGN in his final verdict he wrote "Take away the story, and Kung Food comes across as a very average fighting game that breaks no new ground. The game's controls and minor quirks may irritate some players, but fight fans with Lynxes should look past the silliness and give the title a try." Rating the game 6 out of 10.[4] In 2011 Winston Wolf reviewed the game for honestgamers.com giving it a rating of 3 out of 10.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hague, James. "The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers".
  2. ^ Atari - Kung Food instruction manual 1992, p. 1.
  3. ^ Atari - Kung Food instruction manual 1992, p. 2.
  4. ^ Robert A. Jung (6 July 1999). "Kung Food - An average fighting game that breaks no new ground". ign.com. IGN. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  5. ^ Winston Wolf (22 January 2011). "Kung Food (Lynx) review". honestgamers.com. Retrieved 6 December 2017.

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