|eppy2000 - 05/06/2015|
Another classic from the '80s. Great action, graphics, sound effects (gotta love those exaggerated martial art "whoosh!" sounds whenever Bruce does his dropkicks or punches). Seems like there are two versions with different music for the opening screen. The one here seems to be the common one, but there's another floating out there that has more robust music (check Youtube to see what I'm referring to).
I was pretty good at the game back in the day, and would play it through maybe 3 times in a row. It was bit more difficult in successive rounds, but also was monotonous. There is one annoying bug in the game. In the third screen of the early above ground segment, it's possible for Bruce to get caught on the ladder. It's like the third or fourth rung from the bottom of the left side. You'll see him flap endlessly with no way to get off without having to restart the game. However, if you're in the two player mode, you can have the second player as the Green Yamo punch Bruce to death to continue. Or, if you play on an emulator, simply turn off the collision detection. :)
For those who try to be sneaky by choosing the two player mode (but playing solo) to avoid the Green Yamo, the game is designed to time out if that character is not played after some point. The computer then takes over and you'll be fighting him. Sneaky!
Another trick to get more points: when the ninja and Green Yamo are *together* and below you, run off the ledge and land on them. You get around 6000 points as opposed to the 50 or so for them individually.
|Monk - 21/02/2015|
The second best Bruce Lee-version.
I completed this Atari version a few hours ago (for the first time), and I must say it fares quite well against the Amstrad and Spectrum versions, both of which are quite lacking. The Amstrad version being the worst, playability-wise, although it has interesting graphics in some screens.
The Amstrad version doesn't allow you to turn around when crouched, or jump to a ladder when running, and it's not clear when you have actually climbed a ladder, because you can stand way before you are actually on top.
Spectrum-version has of course lacking graphics and sound, and both of them lack the impact or feel of the kick that the better versions have. After Spectrum and Amstrad, this Atari version feels like a more mature, polished, "grown-up" version of the game, with good graphics and sound (though a couple of effects could have been better, like the landmine-sound).
I just wish Atari had had more "uniquely Atari games" instead of so many of these "ports" (or games that exist also on other platforms).
This game and version is a great classic nevertheless.
|Punkydudester - 21/12/2014|
This game was a huge adventure for me. I played it so much trying to get further and further until I finally beat it months later. One of the few games with a decent and satisfying ending.
|limesparks - 14/06/2011|
Goonies had that same cooperation style with all of the Goonies characters, just as Bruce Lee has with the Green Yamo in this one...
|limesparks - 14/06/2011|
definitely one of my faves too. Zorro, as well as Goonies, use the same engine and are as enjoyable...
|Gwobby - 12/06/2011|
Did you try playing Zorro too ;-)
|Andreas Koch - 12/06/2011|
Well, this is one of my favourite A8 games of all time !
Its a bit sad that it has "only" 20 screens and there has never been an official second part or an addendum with more screens - especially since there are some places in the game which look like openings but which alas do never open. Maybe the game had originally been planned somewhat bigger (with more screens) but one removed them to make the game work with 32k RAM...?!?
Programmers out there - how about a sequel or new screens for this game ?!? And if you do so, also make a sequel for Fort Apocalypse or better some new levels for it...
|Kevin - 17/03/2011|
Probably my favorite Atari 8bit game. I have beaten this game probably 50+ times ATLEAST. great sound, and i am a huge bruce lee fan anyways. Actually i just beat it 3 days ago on my arcade cabinet that i built.
|steve - 04/07/2009|
Probably the best platform on the atari. Great graphics and sound. However where this game comes into it's own is in the playabilty department....it's so addictive! Add to this the two player feature...you have a classic atari game!
|James - 25/06/2009|
This is one of my 80's favourites which wasn't an arcade converstion. I first saw it at a friends place when he got a bootleg of it for the C64. I later bought this for my Atari 8bit system and still have that original copy too! This is a game I finished early on much easier due to one screen where bonus lives could be had. I remember on one screen on the bottom in one corner you could grab a blue/red ying-yang symbol for a bonus life, you could leave the room, re-enter and it would reappear and you could get several bonus lives this way.
|Scott Wozniak - 15/09/2008|
True story... When I was in the 7th grade, I took 2 of my classmates home during lunch break to show them this game. We never made it back to school that day and played the 2-player mode all afternoon. Man, that was great. 10/10.
|Maggi1971 - 19/12/2006|
One oft the best 8-Bit (Atari) Games ever, like most games from Datasoft.
No cheats needed to see the endscreen. The playability of this game was awesome (something you can't say about several games from this decade...)
The version for the Atari was as good as the one for the C64.
We called the green guy "Sumo". Also one of the first games with a "real" two player-mode.
The Endboss was a laugh..
Even after over 20 years I still play this game 2 or 3 times a year.
Still pretty addictive and a true classic!!!
|Jeff - 12/12/2006|
I'm a C64 guy and this game is awesome on either system. Somehow I find the Atari version a little harder. I like the previous comment about playing with neighbors and siblings, so true. Behold the genius...
|Alex - 23/11/2006|
Ha ha ha im catching bare jokes on this site , anyway yeah this game was dope.
|Panemon - 26/04/2006|
Wow, I remember playing this game as a kid, on my father's Atari 65k XE. This had to of been the best game ever made for any atari game I've ever played. Me and my sister grew up playing this game, we had the 5¼ floppy disk version of it. Me and my sister used to call the computer controlled warrior: "The Bidget." It's quite possibly the best Atari game ever made. If anyone knows of a ROM file of this, please email me immediately!
|Matthew Wells - 08/09/2005|
We had to load the game via tape deck which seems like it took an hour, although it was more likely 15-20 minutes. The Yamo-Bruce Lee fights were memorable, especially against neighbors and older brothers. You could set up the Yamo to sit underneath Bruce, who could fall repeatedly and then grab the chain rope and fall again, earning mega points and then free lives (re:Super Mario Brothers tortise shell trick), helpful for finishing the game. The problem was Bruce could not get out of the fall sequence, which would mean a tape re-boot!
Ah, Datasoft or current right holders I would hope could post a tidy profit redoing this kind of game with simplicity and today's modern gameplay.
|MIH - 06/03/2005|
So...what can I add...ABSOLUTELLY BRILLANT !!!
I would talking about this kind of games for hours...if You want to talk as well just give me a touch by Email...
|Eric - 20/01/2005|
The greatest Adventure/action Game of all! No game can beat this particular game not in a million years! this the most ultimate game i'd play every day and night without stopping to eat or drink no can put this unstoppable game down on the floor when theyv'e finished this , people will keep on playing this game forever un til they die! Number 1 for this game, the king of games this is!!!!!!For mee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|nomad - 10/01/2005|
Wow, my two favorites (When I'm forced to pick) are Bruce Lee and Star Raiders as well!
Yes, I completed this several times back in the day, and every once and a while my brother and I will get together and pull these games out.
I complete this game each time... it's like riding a bike I suppose.
It actually just repeats over and over once you complete it though.
Excellent game in my opinion... Back when games were about fun first.
The somewhat abstract level designs will always remain in my imagination.
Climbing and jumping through boards that made sense some how... though I couldn't tell you what the obstacles truly are... just some partially surreal video game world created to give Bruce Lee his ultimate challenge.
One of the best!
|kris - 28/09/2004|
A great action/adventure combo that seems to go on forever. The last few levels are quite a challenge. Of course, the two-player option allowing Green Yamo to annoy the heck out of Bruce Lee was what made this one memorable for me.
|martin - 20/06/2004|
this one is a big game like the disk version of Zorro. good but tight controls ensure this platformer is a worthy game
|Ed Burns - 06/03/2004|
This is one of my two favorite games of all time, the other being Star Raiders. Has anyone ever completed it?
|Other versions with the same title: |
| Electronic Games · September, 1984|
This mission-completion game offers a fresh and intriguing blend of play elements. The joystick-controlled Bruce Lee must jump and climb to negotiate the tri-level, three-screen playfields, collect prizes (hanging lanterns) and battle against a black-clad ninja wielding a bokken stick and the deadly Green Yamo.
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| Computer Games · November, 1984|
Naturally, this one's a punch'em out rather than a shoot'em up. Your animated Bruce Lee has to find a wizard and kill him but must first collect Japanese lanterns hanging from the ceilings in order to activate secret doors into the other rooms of the extensive fortress. Two opponents block the way - a solid black ninja, with his bokken stick, and the green Yamo, a sumo wrestler who can... [more]