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      07.08.2001 06:05
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      Whoa, now here’s some biznizz that’s mad off the hook. First da Wu hit us off with the phattest albums, then they enter the world of fashion by giving us Wu-Wear The Garment Renaissance, and now those Shaolin slang talkers are putting their ninja knowledge into practice with a Street Fighter 2-style beat-em-up for the Playstation. What next? Rza opening a series of delis in New York and Raekwon endorsing his own brand of a cold 40? Thankfully these hoods are pulling punches and making moves that could guarantee them another whole bucket load of success as Wu-Tang: Taste The Pain heralds a new dawn in the Clan’s saga for supremacy. Some will say moving into interactive multimedia such as this was the next logical step considering the kung fu-content that always lines their productions, and what we dealing with here is a combo of frenzied martial arts action, obligatory but well-crafted death moves and natch, a soundtrack that represents the Wu at their hard-hitting best. All da Clan are represented and boast more than their usual verbal artillery with some dope manoeuvres that somehow reflect each individual personality. Meaning that Ol’ Dirty Bastard makes move in the lane when he’s been sipping on liqour too much by coming out with fists flying, while Meth’s no-nonsense lyrical flow translates into a similarly brash battler that you just don’t wanna mess wit. Despite the formulaic basis of brawlin’ til a brutha can’t brawl no more, Taste The Pain sticks its competitors for the cream with a phat simultaneous four player mode, plus the Story mode on a single player tip as the Wu-wannabe roams through the 36 Chambers of Shaolin, releasing mo’ killer moves as you progress and making each Clan member more dangerous as combos and special techniques become mastered. It don’t sound much in all honesty but you just know you’ll be givin’ it up or spitting venom once the battles
      get going. Just to drop the bomb a little more, the infamous Wu logo is transferred into a special joypad just so that you can represent the realest that little bit more. Plus there’s 3 bonus cuts from the Wu emporium. So all in all, the Clan are well in the front on this one...

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        06.06.2001 03:13

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        This game has ambition and creativity written all over it. When it was first released at 45 quid it was good but at the platinum price of 20 quid this is a must have. The soundtrack is absolutely amazing and includes some of the best riffs from Wu-Tang ever. The graphics are detailed with blood and the fatalities are very original. Value wise this is great as there is a lot to do and it is a very playable game. The lifespan of this game is about 3months for the average gamer. There is a large array of characters to choose from including old favourites such as Method Man. Moves are hard to master but once you can pull them off they are very rewarding. A great fighting game worthly to be ranked over Tekken. This is the thinking mans fighting game, GET WITH THE WU!

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        24.11.2000 21:40
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        Wu Tang Shaolin Style cheats for Playstation I hope these can help you with the star studded game on Playstaion. To open the 36 chambers! CHAMBER 1: enter the first fighting area CHAMBER 2: defeat courtyard bonus area CHAMBER 3: complete 2 levels in a row without continuing CHAMBER 4: perform a 4 hit combo CHAMBER 5: beat under the bridge level CHAMBER 6: complete 4 levels in a row without continuing CHAMBER 7: perform a 5 hit combo CHAMBER 8: perform a 6 hit combo CHAMBER 9: perform a swap move CHAMBER10: perform a 7 hit combo CHAMBER11: perform a 8 hit combo CHAMBER12: perform a 9 hit combo CHAMBER13: perform 4 throws in 1 match CHAMBER14: perform fatality 2 CHAMBER15: eliminate 3 enemies while powered up CHAMBER16: block 5 enemy attacks in a row CHAMBER17: beat barge bonus area CHAMBER18: evade all enemies for 15 seconds CHAMBER19: use the power meter CHAMBER20: beat warehouse 1 honus area CHAMBER21: perform a tech roll CHAMBER22: beat warehouse 2 bonus area CHAMBER23: beat chinatown square bonus area CHAMBER24: beat china sewers level CHAMBER25: perform a 10 hit combo CHAMBER26: beat airport hangar level CHAMBER27: complete 1 level without losing a life CHAMBER28: perform fatality 3 CHAMBER29: complete 6 levels in a row without continuing CHAMBER30: complete 8 levels in a row without continuing CHAMBER31: beat forgotten temple level CHAMBER32: beat shaolin temple CHAMBER33: complete 10 levels in a row without continuing CHAMBER34: perform fatality 4 CHAMBER35: eliminate an enemy without losing any energy CHAMBER36: beat Mong Zhu (INNER SANCTUM, MUST HAVE ALL OTHER CHAMBERS OPEN) HAVE FUN OPENING THEM I DID!!!(P.S good luck!!!)

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          22.10.2000 08:49
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          ha ya! sorry, couldn't help myself! i've been playing wu tang for around 6 hours and i have become ol' dirty b*stard! eat my fist you non'rapping scum! this game is one disc bursting with shaolin madness! there's so much martial arts in, if you added a bad fat actor, it would be a channel 5 series! this is not an alternative to tekken! tekken 3 must be bought by all! but if you have any change after that, it is ok to buy this! smell the fear (heart beat) hear the beat (heart beat) feel the strain (heart beat) see the shaolin (heart beat sound X2) (pause) TASTE THE PAIN!!! (beat kicks in and they all start break dancing) that is my idea for a tv commercial, but its a bit late!

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          15.07.2000 02:28
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          This game is absolutely over the top - but thats why it's good! Four people battling it out in one arena at the same time! MAYHEM. I have got this game and it is well worth it. The one player game is good and it does exactly what it needs to do to be good but lacks that little extra to push it onto excellent status. For starters there is no jump button which might sound like I'm picky but play it and you'll be surprised just how much you miss it. Who cares though when you can knock your oppenent 10 in the air on the end of a 10 hit combo take a final swipe and then see one of your charactors grossly over the top Fatalities which look like they have been taken right out of Mortal Kombat. A classic if it had a jump button but instead only good.

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            15.07.2000 01:51

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            If you like gang bang beat to a bloddy pulp type of game, this is it. The moves are cool, but there are so many that you will never remember any of them, the AI is way to tough. They never let you get any hits on them. Repetition drags on far too much though. Once you play it once, you've played it a million times... The graphics are pretty good, not many pixilized scenes. The movies are worth seeing. Remember - its a Wu-tang game, so the sounds gotta be good. It kicks, unless you do not like rap. If you hate rap then watch out, this game is definitely one that every beat-em-up fan must own.

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            10.07.2000 01:22
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            For me this was one of the few games I bought before even renting cause I knew the Wu Tang Clan wouldn't disappoint me and they didn't. Shaolin Style(TASTE THE PAIN IN PAL VERSIONS) has a lot of original music tracks from the Wu as well as a ton of characters and secrets to unlock. The overall graphics are dark and moody but start to look the same after playing for a while. Casual gamers who are fans of the Wu Tang Clan will definitely love this game like I did. Hardcore fighting game fans might not like this as much. But I would recommend this game to everyone to rent it at least once.

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            05.07.2000 04:21
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            Well actually in europe the games called taste the pain not shaolin style. The cgi graohics for the cut scenes are amazing and the stroy line is higihy original too. The ingame graphics are also stunning and the only problem with them is for the death move cut scenes when you finish the opponent. But obvioulsy the music is also amazing and keeps you gripped to the games brilliant atmosphere. The hidden options you can unlock are also really good and funny for eg. merry go round mode which is just completely mad and super air mode where you you stay in the air for much longer due to lower gravity. The palability is also excellant although some of the moves can be difficult to pull off - especially 11 hit combos when you try to unlock the chambers.

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            29.06.2000 19:16
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            I bought this game on the premise that it had real gory deathmoves. Was i disappointed or what. True the death move were good, but the game was crap. It takes ages to load, and the gameplay is really bad. The controlls are supposed to be a cross between tekken and Streetfighter, but did not work, and the character response on the games where really slow. When i played this game several times.. i could not beat the computer opponets at all.. i mean i'm not crap at beat-em ups, but this was hard, sometimes three characters against me...! I played this for a week, then gave it way as a present to my cousin. He likes it but i can't see why. Stay clear of this game and stick to tekken. If you want to play with skill, keep the tekken cd warmed up..!

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          In this multiplayer arena fighting game featuring one of the most influential rap groups of our time, Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style challenges you to battle to advance as in ancient Chinese tradition through the 36 skill chambers of martial arts.