Fighting In Style
Settle your debts and learn the best techniques to defeat your foes in Mujoy Games Kung Fu Supreme. In this more casual idle game, you will be leveling up your techniques and challenging the many opponents in your way. With an interesting art style and simple premise, does this game knock out the competition or fall to its simplicity?
In The Right Direction
Kung Fu Supreme takes the bloated and sometimes over complicated idle genre and goes for a more simplistic setup. The main gameplay loop starts with unlocking ten Kung Fu styles and facing off against enemies. Each confrontation tests five randomly chosen techniques against an enemy with similar fighting styles. Some techniques counter others which force you to upgrade everything or focus on each encounter. For each fighting challenge, the characters battle until there is a winner. You can also skip the fight and it’ll determine a winner. In my time with the game, just having a higher attack score from all your techniques is an instant win. The odds of winning get more mixed as the scores get closer to each other. Beyond challenges, there are special events and fights which come later.
The game’s main idle aspect comes from the main menu, where you upgrade your techniques using power. Power accumulates as you play and while you are offline. Due to enemy power, taking your time and taking advantage of AFK power accumulation helps. Next to normal upgrading, you can spend the bulk of your power in meditation. Meditation upgrades individual techniques and decreases upgrade costs. Due to the game’s simple design, the primary way of getting the bigger boosts is by watching ads which might deter players. Personally, it did stop me from doing specific resource bonuses because each would need an ad. Next to meditation, daily achievements and technique level bonuses offer big buffs to overall damage, making the grind worth it since it’ll help close difficulty gaps.
Another standing point in Kung Fu Supreme comes from its traditional art style, with a sprinkle of 3D animation for the fights. The art separates itself from the competition focusing more on simplicity than visual messes like some games with a heavy reliance on particle effects or overly detailed designs. Even though some of the combat animations can feel a little off at times, it still holds up. The only issue players will notice is that text sometimes does not fit in their spots. Words will go off-screen or outside their barriers. With some extra time to focus on cleaning the animations and fixing some scale issues, the art will be perfect for what the game wants. Personally, it was one of my favorite aspects.
Optional Pay To Win
Kung Fu Supreme’s way of monetization also takes a simplistic approach, only showing itself to those who really want to pay. The game’s unique currency comes in Yuanbao, which can be used to purchase elixirs. Elixirs can be used to either upgrade skills or gain a certain amount of power gain. This game also offers a subscription which provides a lot of bonuses. This game also includes a small gift store for special items and currency. The game’s main progression may be a little slow, but the need to purchase never felt there, especially since there are barely any pop-ups for them. In my experience, I didn’t notice the stores existed until later when I discovered the shop tabs, which is always a good sign.
Overall, Kung Fu Supreme is a simplistic but stylish take on the idle genre. Removing the reliance on many premium currencies for a more relaxed progression. There is also an option for those who want to pay for boosters. This game does shine against its competition, with only minor animation issues and a slower progression system. If you don’t mind a more relaxed idle game with less reliance on heavy pay to win mechanics, this game is definitely a good option.
Is It Hardcore?
Kung Fu Supreme takes its idle genre and sheds the extra bloat. With some edits and extra additions, I think this game could be a diamond in the rough.