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Parents' Guide to

Kung-Fu High Impact

By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Martial arts adventure with comic-book fighting.

Game Xbox 360 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Exercise in disguise, and great use of Kinect technology!

We have tried the demo game, and I think it is great. My son, age 9, takes taekwondo, and he practices his moves with this game. It is neat to see him on the screen. I was concerned about the violence, but I think it is "cartoony" enough not to be a problem. The one mild bad word in the beginning narration is not that big of a deal if your kids understand not to repeat it. The exercise that my kids get through this game is well-worth any potential negative effect from the comic book style violence or very mild language.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Kung-Fu High Impact is a short bit of fighting fun that, unfortunately, does not have a lot of single-player replay value. The multiplayer mode will add more value with 1-4 players using handheld controllers to attack the single player controlling the main character with the Kinect sensor. The Kinect controller reads players movement very well, even when the action gets very intense. The comic-book setting provides a light, quirky, and fun feel to the overall gameplay. This is a game that was done well, but there just isn't a lot of game here.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Ignition Entertainment
  • Release date: November 21, 2011
  • Genre: Exergaming
  • ESRB rating: T for Fantasy violence, mild language, use of tobacco
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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