9 Monkeys of Shaolin marks a rebirth of the iconic beat 'em up genre in vein of old-school video games. If, as a kid you had hours of fun playing SNES or SEGA beat 'em up videogames crushing foes left and right then this new title from the creators of hardcore brawler REDEEMER is definitely for you. As a mere Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng you have to avenge the death of your friends and family slaughtered in a pirate raid at your peaceful village.
Game protagonist is quite a tough nut to crack as he knows the basics of ancient martial arts only mastered by legendary Shaolin monks. Get your trusty battle staff ready for a challenging adventure in Medieval China and for merciless fights with hordes of various enemies. Action-packed battles, user friendly controls and incredible atmosphere of great kung-fu movies of 70s – all this makes 9 Monkeys of Shaolin PC a choice for every true fan of really hardcore brawlers.
9 Monkeys of Shaolin is a great beat-em-up with excellent combat and a strong presentation. It won't take you very long but it's a blast while it lasts.
The result is all in all surprising, for what turns out to be a voyage of revenge without artistic, narrative or cultural pretensions, contenting itself with being a very enjoyable and fluid video game "to beat".
9 Monkeys of Shaolin is a fun take on the beat'em up genre.
Fast, fun and works better played with a friend just as it was with the classic beat'em up that serve as an inspiration to 9 Monkeys of Shaolin. It may be too simplistic sometimes, but it's a great offering on this old school genre despite its PC version it not a very good port from the console versions of the game.
9 Monkeys Of Shaolin might not break the mold for 2.5D side-scrolling beat-em-ups, but it does provide some solid action and fun gameplay for fans of both the genre and kung-fu fighting epics. Overall, it serves as a decent time-filler for those looking to scratch their ninja-busting itch.
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