The Monkey King: The Legend Begins

The Monkey King: The Legend Begins

UFO Interactive
Compatible with Nintendo™ Wii (Wii™)

For US/Canada systems.
1w Expected stock arrival within 1 week.


UFO Interactive
Compatible With Nintendo™ Wii (Wii™)
1w Expected stock arrival within 1 week
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  • New Gameplay Mechanic: The series adopts a new tilt control feature that lets you control the pace of the gameplay, allowing players to dodge and move in a way never seen before.
  • Multiplayer Fun: A two player co-op mode adds fun for you and your friend including several different modes of play.
  • Classic Story: A Classic tale fit for all ages and races. Learn the origins of the Monkey King and his conquest to becoming a God.
  • Enhanced Graphics: Intense 2D action. The screen fills with enemies, bullets and enormous bosses that animate fluidly and lifelike. The backgrounds are beautifully hand drawn and represent the landscapes of China.


The legend begins! Go on a fantastic journey through Ancient China as the legendary Monkey King. Deadly forces have invaded the Heavenly Kingdom and it's up to you to protect this land as you fight your way to becoming a god! Fly on your magical cloud and defeat the hordes of enemies that come your way on your quest to fulfill your destiny as the Chuka Taisen! An arcade classic reinvented for the Nintendo Wii system, players can utilize the controls of the Wii-mote to literally dodge your attackers and take control of the action! With rich graphics that depicts the beauty of ancient China from which this story came, users will be able to fly in the shoes of the legendary Monkey King and relive the tale for which he becomes famous.

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Official Release Date  May 27, 2008
Genre  Shooting
Version  US
  ESRB Everyone
Titles rated E (Everyone) have content that may be suitable for ages 6 and older. Titles in this category may contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.
PAX-Code PAX0001786904
Item Code  0695771900316
Players  1-2

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Average rating:  (3 out of 5)
Total votes:3

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aiukens (28) on 23, Nov. 2010 16:23 (HKT)
Hadr enough
Nice scroll shoting game but very difficult to play, there are none difficulty selector and is a lot hard to complete the levels.
The scenario and the storyine are OK, best than in others similar shooting games as Ocena Commander, but is not a must game, I reccommend to try Milestone shoting games before.
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healym1 (1) on 09, Apr. 2008 04:14 (HKT)
One for the shump fanatics
Monkey King is a niche shooter and really for gamers that love the genre. The gameplay itself isn't that remarkable, but it is competent in the tradition of horizontal shooters. What is unique is the game's "Journey West" theme where you take the role of Monkey flying across the various worlds on his cloud. The combat is challenging, and holding onto your 'powered' weapon is difficult, and death is quite easy, but the art style and heritage value of the game should be appreciated by fans. The tilt control is nice, but adds nothing to the gameplay. Try a shooter like Karous Wii for wiimote swinging shmup action.
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jonarc.ebay (96) on 10, Jan. 2008 10:55 (HKT)
For diehards shooter fans only.
I'd actually like to give it 2.5 stars. The game is mediocre at best and is only really recommended to diehard shooter fans like myself.

The game is made worse by the incredibly gimmicky addition of tilting the remote to speed up/slow down scrolling. It simply makes it more difficult to play with your hands in such an uncomfortable position.

If you are a 2D shooter fan starved for your poison, this distinctly average shooter is worth it at a budget price. Be warned though, if you are a fan of the original on the PC Engine, steer well clear! You just might cry.
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