Abandonware DOS title


Karateka is a martial arts themed action / fighting game released by Broderbund in 1986 for DOS. Karateka is the first game designed by Jordan Mechner, the father of the Prince of Persia franchise. Karateka was also published for Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, C64, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum.
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Karateka review

Compute! Issue 65 (1985): "Is Karateka the perfect game? No. When you're defeated, you must start the game from the very beginning. You don't have multiple "lives," each one picking up where the previous one left off. Considering the effort it takes to progress through Akuma's stronghold, this can get a bit frustrating. Also, there are times when you try to throw a kick but your character just stands there. It's not a bug in the program, but I'm not sure if it's poor joystick response, con- fused commands from trying to throw two punches and two kicks at once, or what. Still, these problems are relatively minor compared to the action and enjoyment that Karateka brings to the screen."


Additional info about Karateka

Press any key during the "Broderbund presents" screen to begin the game.
Status: abandonware
Input: keyboard
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, C64, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum
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