Abandonware DOS title

Karateka

Karateka is an old DOS beat 'em up action game developed by Broderbund in 1986 from an original idea by Jordan Mechner. Karateka can be enjoyed in single player mode from a side view perspective. It's available for download.
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Screenshots

Screenshots were taken by Abandonware DOS.
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YouTube video courtesy of Squakenet.com.

Additional info

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

The game received some notoriety as an Internet meme. The final sequence where the hero approaches Mariko was rotoscoped and replaced with the hero performing MC Hammer's dance from his single "U Can't Touch This." A cropped version appears on YTMND as "Ninja Works It"

Typical of games from this era, and because the game was so short, Karateka did not have a "save game" feature.

Press any key during the "Broderbund presents" screen to begin the game.

players: single player

input: keyboard

distribution: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk

graphics: CGA, Hercules

sound: PC speaker

Abandonware DOS popularity: low

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