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Big File! Watch out! >:C ..shrinks it a bit.

Oh!! Hey guys! Who remember this classic game right here ? :iconimhappyplz: This game was soooo old...but I loved playing it, but I have lost it :< It's gone!! I can't find it anywhere in my room. And I had an itch to play this game again too. :XD: oh well... I guess I'm just going to have find away to buy it somewhere, that dosen't cost much for it (shouldn't cost much anyway but then again you never know.)

But anyway, yes! I only drew most of there characters from the game, I know there's more, but I went through my crappy old pictures of them when I first drew them, and decided to redraw them in how I draw now. I know a few things might be off as the clothes I guess, but it was years ago, and I had so little information on them on what they looked like, given the fact that I drew them from the booklet USING A MAGNIFYING GLASS! back in the day. XD

So yay *claps... I'm pleased how this turned out, it took me awhile to get back to it again and again to finish it too ^^;

Artwork © Shalone Howard/me
Characters © Sony/ps1
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JosephpR1990 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2015
I remember that game on Sony PlayStation 1 and I played it when I was a kid like eight or nine and I thought it was a very good game. It was released in around of spring 1999 and it published by Activision and developed by Dreamworks Interactive which is now defunct after it renamed Danger Close Games when Dreamworks Interactive was taken over by Electronic Arts, I think.

I've heard that American video game company, Danger Close Games went out of business in 2013.

Anyway, that's a very good picture.
odinforce23 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Awesome, I loved it! This game deserves a remake, or a Dreamworks movie! I also imagined a crossover with Kung Fu Panda :D…
shaloneSK Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Thanks. Also pretty awesome.
I too imagined the same thing once. XD
NeroDeAngelo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
awesome, just totally awesome! Such a wonderful piece of Art, and such an underappreciated game!
Michael-TheFox Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most Awesome game EVER!!!! I remember playing this all the time until I somehow lost it.... I really hope they put on the PSN Classics I would sooo Buy it. Instant Fav.
AJ-Arbuckle Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
This or Dreamworks' Kung Fu Panda?
shaloneSK Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
This :D (even though I do like Kung Fu Panda too)
AJ-Arbuckle Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Wonder if this was the inspiration for Kung Fu Panda...
shaloneSK Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Possible, it was Dreamworks too and the first before Kung Fu Panda was even made. XD
AJ-Arbuckle Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
There ought to be a crossover of this with Kung Fu Panda and/or TMNT...

Silent-Neutral Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This game was the bomb - i remember i was like 8 or 9 when i played this. beating that damn dragon was a life achievement for me back then. the character designs of this game were and still so unique. love taifu, nice drawingsss
Andr3w137 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Damn I haven't played this in many years. Borrowed it from a library. I must buy this again one day.  
Ownerest Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
draw the other clans!! like the  leopard and monkey and boar
spdy4 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fun Fact this Game was Made by Dreamworks!

So it's Kung-Fu Panda before Kung-fu Panda....But this is more Awesome :D
PD: Great work man, you know how to make good characters! :)
i remeber have this game for the ps1, this should be the movie, not kung fu panda
sgrizzo48 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
i don't belive it someone that remembered that great game(extremely difficult but great).
By the way awesome job
Spyrosis Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! I remember this game so much and i couldnt remember its name cos i wanted to torrent it but now i know! thank you! and nice job ^^
Pyrus-Leonidas Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
cyndern9101 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
holy crap! i dont know why but that dragon freaked me out!
natemccloud Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, your Tai is even sexier than the original!
ManticoralTiger Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Artist
yo.... i never even knew a game like this existed........ i would have went nuts playing this game as a kind instead of spyro ( don't get me wrong spyro is a good game to play as a kid as well as the others like crash and more.) but this game would have sent me over the edge. when u find it tell me where i can get it too.
Frozen-Empire Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
It is one the PS1
ManticoralTiger Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Artist
i know... i seen it. i actually looked it up and then it was like so done for me. -_-
i seen it was like for the ps1 but i lost my ps2 aand the psp is retarded and the psn store dont have that kcik ass game.
Aww pooh
TheSonicFox Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
I love you for doing this; this was one of my all time favorite games!
dudiho Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I fondly remark T'ai Fu as the brave predecessor to Kung Fu Panda. :)
psychedashell Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
I'd actually disagree with that. They share a lot of similarities, but the big predecessor would have been the dragon kingdom arc in Sonic the Hedgehog waaaaaay back in the eighties or Journey to the West from sometime Before Christ. Both stories had kung fu styles represented by an animorphic version of it's mascot creature. Sun Wukong was monkey style and there was a martial arts weilding tiger demon, snake demon, dragon, mantis demon, crane demon and leopard demon.
T'ai Fu was epic and still stands as one of my favorite games, but it wasn't completely original.
Grayphus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Great characterization! Very good!
buddydude23 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
this game needs to be rebooted
cynderlovesyro Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
love the dragon on the bottom
AngelsOfTheWorld Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This is awesome~!!! I love how you've got all the major characters in there~! 8D

Awesome work, and this going into my faves X3
RazKurdt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
oh gaaaawd so much memories *_*
sqrdragon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for idea what to play...
And if you still didnt found it... can download it from :
program for extract *.ecm (anRar in game Directory > Drag ecm-file to unecm.exe )
Emul (to make iso to game on windows):
masonday Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
It's beautiful.
rpiquel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Wow!!! Awesome pic!!!
I love Tai Fu, can you draw more fanarts of him? Please?
Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah that's so awesome :D great to see a nice fanart dedicated to this game. I remember it too from my childhood... wish I still had it as well D: what's sad is that I dont even remember half these characters XD *slaps self*
But yeah, it's a great picture. Love how they look in your style :D colours, characters and everything look very nice too ^^
Moongaze14 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Ever thought of making your own tai fu comic? Or perhaps make a fan art that portrays him training or fighting with other characters or bosses? Based on what I see, you really loved the game. The characters look the same as the instruction booklet.
Zero-the-Dragoness Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010

:meow: hope that helps
KillXMeXGently Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
OMG i remember this game! (though i never beat it) this was one of my all time favorites!
MyHeartisanOpenBook Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
OMG thank you for making Taifu art.
I had fun with that game.
ruukusei Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
very cool,
I realy liked this game, i still like
it was so cool xD
rorschach-mentality Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is just awesome! The booklet's where I copied my drawing from too I think!
Yours outclasses mine though! [link]
Damn those pics were small in the manual!

Avielsusej Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic! I liked this game! C: Well done with the drawing and colouring!
The-Dragonsong Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
I loved this game!
WebWalker756 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Holy WOW! I didn't think anyone REMEMBERED this game! It was awesome! :D

You've done a good job of re-capturing the characters as they were depicted in the game's art. Kudos. :)
Frostmoor Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Brings back the memories...
Okami1 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
woot i remember that game :D
nice pic :clap:
Frozen-Empire Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Not to say the least about the other characters but the Dragon Master looks the most awesome in that picture :)
Yoru-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks AWESOME!!! lol X3
ElusiveBlaze Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
I bet Dreamworks used this game to make Kung Fu panda!
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