The comedy short film Kung Fury generated a lot of buzz during its release. Filled with homages and references to the 80s martial arts and police action films, while also laced with irony and trashy, funny punchlines, the film was the result of a successful Kickstarter project funded in 2014. Almost a month past its official release, the Swedish game studio Hello There partnered up with Laser Unicorns, the team behind the movie, to release a game adaptation in the form of Kung Fury: Street Rage.
Hello There explains that the game “contains the same kind of love for the 80’s as the film; old school arcade graphics, beat ‘em up gameplay, an epic synth soundtrack and endless action.” From the game trailer above, it’s clear that the gameplay seems to fit that description, looking a lot like the beat ’em up classics from late 80s to early 90s like Double Dragon, Streets of Rage, and Renegade.
If all these flashbacks and retro aesthetics aren’t enough for you, the developers also announced a limited edition of Kung Fury: Street Rage for Commodore 64 in its Compact Cassette tape. In case you still own a working Commodore 64.
Kung Fury: Street Rage is available for free on iOS and Android devices through the App Store and the Play Store. A paid version was also released on Steam for $1.99. Those interested can watch the Kung Fury movie for free on Laser Unicorn’s Youtube page, and other information can be found at the Hello There Games website.