China Warrior

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China Warrior
PC Engine
Hudson Soft
System(s): PC Engine, TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console (Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
PC Engine
¥4,500 HC62001

$? ?

Virtual Console JP 600 points ?
Virtual Console US 600 points ?
Virtual Console EU 600 points ?
Virtual Console AU 600 points ?

Template:VC3DS JP ¥617 ?

PlayStation 3 JP (Download) ¥? ?


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China Warrior, known as The Kung Fu (ザ・功夫) in Japan, is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up game developed by Hudson Soft for the PC Engine and TurboGrafx-16. It was originally released in November 1987 shortly after the PC Engine's launch, standing as the first truly exclusive title for the platform.

China Warrior is an infamous game for its use of large, detailed sprites, which at its release in 1987 was unseen in most home video games of the era. Advertising saw it compare itself favourably to the 1985 Nintendo version of Kung Fu (originally developed by Irem, known as Kung-Fu Master on other systems and Spartan X in Japan). It has since however, been widely criticised for its limiting gameplay.

Magazine articles

Main article: China Warrior/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

PC Engine version


PC Engine, JP
TheKungFu PCE JP Box Front.jpg
TheKungFu PCE JP Card.jpg

TurboGrafx-16 version

TurboGrafx-16, US
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ChinaWarrior TG16 US Card.jpg
ChinaWarrior TG16 US Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
PC Engine
CRC32 B552C906
MD5 B6F712B2AB6726A80A0E328F58D9E1B2
SHA-1 DABDB21BEF771282461F7BFEE390A622217159AC
262,144 Card (JP)
PC Engine
CRC32 3872C2B3
MD5 4D72D145A429663CF859C4D4AABBCF5C
SHA-1 2612F40B72AC96516678949182465839CD4EE85B
262,144 Card (JP) Virtual Console
PC Engine
CRC32 A2EE361D
MD5 60BB0116B706FC30A76840ED0B5DA458
SHA-1 1933869F66F30DA4BC07B9FF6B6C2897B32088F2
262,144 Card (US)

External links

  • China Warrior on Nintendo eShop (Wii): UK
  • China Warrior on Nintendo eShop (Nintendo 3DS): JP
  • China Warrior on Nintendo eShop (Wii U): JP