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Title: Let's Compare Karate Champ
Post by: TrekMD on September 01, 2014, 03:47:27 AM
Karate Champ is a 1984 arcade game developed by Techn?s Japan for Data East.  In the game, the player assumes the role of a karate competitor and fights against another player or the computer. Using two joysticks, players can execute various of moves during the fights.  The game was ported to only a few systems of the time and here is how these compare...

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Title: Re: Let's Compare Karate Champ
Post by: RPC_GAMES on September 01, 2014, 11:48:05 AM
I used to play Karate Champ on the original arcade machines down in the Video Arcades in 1988 (I think) not too sure. It cost 20 cents per game here in Aussie Land. I used to Love front kicking the Bull on the bonus levels.

Wow, now that was a long time ago :4:
Title: Re: Let's Compare Karate Champ
Post by: Antiriad2097 on September 01, 2014, 13:18:59 PM
Long a favourite of mine, Karate Champ was one of the first games I mastered, I could play on one credit for ages compared to other games.

The only one I've really liked was the arcade version, since there's a physicality to fighting with twin sticks that is lacking from the home versions.

I just listened to an episode of the No Quarter podcast a couple of days ago that covered Karate Champ.

http://monsterfeet.com/noquarter/ (http://http)
Title: Re: Let's Compare Karate Champ
Post by: zapiy on September 01, 2014, 17:53:04 PM
Great find on that podcast fella. Will whack that in the podcast section. 10pence arcade is another good one.

As for Karate champ. I have to agree this was and is best on arcade.
Title: Re: Let's Compare Karate Champ
Post by: TrekMD on September 01, 2014, 17:54:30 PM
This is another game I never played in the arcade or on any home system. 
Title: Re: Let's Compare Karate Champ
Post by: Spector on September 02, 2014, 11:46:12 AM
Karate Champ was a game I loved back in 84-85. They had it in a small country club place along with Zaxxon back then. Can't believe I ignored Zaxxon completely at the time! But anyway, it was just so good with the two joysticks and I longed to play a version of it at home. Those of us in the UK were unofficially granted that wish when "Way of the exploding fist" came out, and though it didn't have the two joystick feel of Karate Champ, it fitted the bill nicely :69: