Tung Fue Rue is a playable fighting game character by SNK that debuted as one of the CPU controlled enemies in the classic Fatal Fury: King of Fighters (1991).  He became a playable character in Fatal Fury Special (1993) for the first time and returned in Real Bout Fatal Fury Special (1997) and Real Bout Fatal Fury 2 (1998).

In 2005 Tung Fu Rue became one of the rather surprising character choices in the crossover fighting game NeoGeo Battle Coliseum. This led to his KOF debut in The King of Fighters XI (2005) where he is one of the unlockable characters in the console version. 

In the King of Fighters XIV (2016) he is available from the start as part of the China Team.

Tung Fu Rue is one of the first “Old Kung Fu Master” characters in fighting games and instructed a good couple of important SNK characters like Geese Howard, Jeff Bogard, Terry Bogard, Jin Chonrei and Shun’ei. 

While he uses Bājíquán for the majority of his normal moves, he can use Chi energy to enhancing his muscles and physical strength which changes the ability and size of the relative small character drastically.


Tung Fu Rue from the Fatal Fury Games: an Overview

Charactername: Tung Fu Rue    Developed /Created by SNK 
Gameseries:  Fatal Fury   First seen on: Arcades 
First Game:  Fatal Fury   Year first seen:  1991
Last Game: The King of Fighters XIV (2016)   Birthplace: China 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Martial Arts Style: Bājíquán
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Tung Fu Rue from Fatal Fury


The King of Fighters XIV (2016)



NeoGeo Battle Coliseum (2005)




Tung Fu Rue in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Tung Fu Rue is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art of Tung Fu Rue




Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Tung Fu Rue

15.08.2018 – Creation of Tung Fu Rue’s Gallery and DB Entry