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Fist II
By Mastertronic Plus
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #98

Fist II

The legend continues! This time around, our ancient Oriental chum finds himself taking on the might of the evil Warlord and his henchmen. In this four-way scrolling arcade adventure cum beat-'em-up, you must journey through a mystical land, acquiring the skills necessary to finish the devilish deeds of your foe.

The original producers of this sequel to the game which started the karate bandwagon rolling in the guise of Way Of The Exploding Fist took the logical step forward and introduced a quest into the proceedings as well as hanging onto the (then) highly successful karate fighting format, introducing lots of never-before-seen baddies in the process. Although beat-'em-ups such as Fist, etc are rather stale these days, and despite the fact that Fist II is displaying more than a few laughter lines after three and a half years, the game is well worth the asking price, two totally different genres merging nicely to form a challenging and enjoyable game.

C64

Although showing its age, Fist II is an enjoyable beat-'em-up containing weighty adventure overtones, resulting in a more satisfying challenge that its predecessor.

Spectrum

The quest is the same as the C64 version, and although the graphics are monochronmatic they're better defined.