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World Karate Championship

DOS - 1989

Also available on: Commodore 64 - ZX Spectrum - Atari 8-bit - Atari ST - Apple II

Alt name International Karate
Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom
Genre Action, Sports
Theme Fighting, Martial Arts, Versus Fighting
Publisher System 3 Software Ltd.
Developer System 3 Software Ltd.
Perspectives Side view, Fixed / Flip-screen
4.5 / 5 - 12 votes

Description of World Karate Championship

Well, three years after the original game they seemed to have brought out a PC conversion of the C64 all-time classic International Karate.

But MyHeartBreaksAndBurstsIntoTears when seeing this, one wonders why they raped this classic into a **** machine. It's nowhere near the original game. Although, at least the graphics produce some sort of a d้jเ vu - if you add color in your imagination. For those who've never played the superior Commodore 64 version, International Karate simulates a karate tournament for one or two players. During the game, you will fly around the world to various locations, and in two-player game there is a special bonus round. This is identical to Epyx' World Karate Championship, except it's missing two levels that were added to that US release. Gameplay is probably as good as it gets in CGA (although why it can't be EGA is strange-- given that most games already were EGA even in 1988). Fluid controls and varied backdrops. As I said earlier, though, it really can't compare to the C64 version, so play this one for nostalgia's sake only.

Review By HOTUD

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George 2018-09-28 1 point Atari ST version

I bought this in 1986 on the Atari ST the fay of release in London. Easily one of the best game ever on the ST.

Fox 2017-02-25 1 point

Hello, does anyone have this game but version 2? that allowed 3 players or may be just 2 against the computer so i want it to play with friends. thanks

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Commodore 64 Version

Quoted from MobyGames:

World Karate Championship is pretty much the same as [System 3's] International Karate, with the exception that in WKC you're given the choice to compete in either Australia or Egypt. But the looks, the moves and everything else is identical.

The objective of WKC is to get the highest possible dan (karate grade, determined by belt colour) and become the world champion. And of course, to get the highest score. In between all the fighting, there are action-sequences where you have to deflect bouncing balls etc, which gives you extra points.

A great game with an equally great music (even on a PC speaker), this is one of my most favorite Epyx games.

Review By HOTUD

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