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Jackie Chans Stuntmaster

Ok it starts off with a all out action opening where Jackie's grandfather is kidnapped by a band of thugs. But this is where the first fault of a otherwise superb game comes into play. The movie sequences are badly done with all the characters looking like chimps. But they are quite entertaining and comical at the same time.

The actual game is a real fun adventure where Chan goes through fighting gushes of thugs using incredible moves to make sure they get the message that he wants his grandfather back. The combat is molded off some of Jackie's real moves like remember where he jumps from one side of the wall to the other to gain height on Mr. nice guy well that's in it. The other moves are very adrenaline pumping with fists, feet and even weapons. Basic punches turn into wild flurries as you add kicks to make combos, there's rolls, and sidestepping. Hold down the kick button or punch button for a while and the legends will unleash a powerful attack which will damage the enemies badly if not kill them depending on the power they have left on their power bars. The weapons are where the action really comes in with weapons from a snooker cue to a wet soggy fish (effective). New combos begin to appear using these objects, and Jackie actually looks like he is hitting them really hard he will swing a enemy round on a umbrella and use a wooden plank in spectacular fashion that only Jackie could do.

The game also contains some stupid comic humor such as after defeating a boss he uses a brush and says "I have to clean up" and he hits him with the brush funny because its crap childish humor. Anyway the game on the whole is the best beat em up I have ever played even better then Sega's mighty streets of rage and the Playstation's Fighting force the most varied and the most exciting that's all there is to say.

8/28/2000 Chris Wigham

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