Two distinct beat-em-up modes, some wild characters, and a taste for ridiculousness help, but the quality of play is merely average
As a major lifelong fan of beat-em-ups I’m happy that after a shaky start the Switch has amassed a pretty impressive line-up of them. What I love is that while Streets of Rage 4 and quite a few others hold up the classic end of the spectrum, there’s One Finger Death Punch 2 off in the other direction offering its own simplified but pretty delicious take. What fascinates me about Kung Fury, is that aside from its weirdo array of characters who play quite differently and its odd humor, it has its own takes on both styles in one package. The problem, though, is that both are a bit watered down and not as compelling as their inspirations. The beat-em-up mode has its own flow, and characters like Triceracop and David Hasselhoff do make it novel, but whether that will keep your attention over top-notch play may vary. On sale it would be a fun lark for genre fans, but full price may be pushing it a bit.
Justin Nation, Score: