Karate Champ Review
- Classic dual-analogue gameplay.
- All arcade features kept in-tact.
- Two-player versus mode.
- Extremely hard to master.
If you don't remember playing Karate Champ at the arcade you may have tried it or the many clones that came on various consoles, so you can almost guarantee some nostalgic value at this excellent arcade port for your iDevice.
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It's hard not to recognize Karate Champ in one way or another, especially as it heralded the beginning of a new genre of games by being one of the first side-on fighters for the arcade. Revolutionary Concepts has brought a full adaption of the classic arcade title to the iPhone for players to once again re-live the glory days of a fighter that required true skill to master.
In keeping with the original arcade title, players are given two virtual arcade sticks at the bottom of a portrait layout. This can feel awkward at first, but a practice mode along with a move sheet is available to start mastering Karate Champ's gameplay. Players will need to master reading their opponent and counter their attacks with an appropriate low, mid or high attack in order to survive the harder levels.
Karate Champ is no certainly no skip through a field of flowers and new-comers will be quickly learn that despite the game's dated look there's a lot of strategy involved in winning fights. There are no continues to help you out, making later levels truly nail biting to complete. Two player combat is available via Bluetooth and Wifi and minor visual tweaks can give the game a classic scan-line look or even zoom in on the fighters.
This is definitely a title for old school gamers, but casual gamers might enjoy the somewhat zen style of fighting that requires more than just smashing buttons repeatedly. A classic treat well executed for any iDevice.
Description★★★★★ The original arcade fighter from Data East comes to the iPhone complete with **MULTI-PLAYER**. Karate Champ is the very first fighting game and spawned a thousand imitators. One of IGN's Top10 Most Influential Games of all time, and to many the game that embodies what a fighter should be.
Featured in iTunes must-have 'Retro Games', nominated for the 2010 'Best App Ever Awards' and Included in Touch Arcades list of must have apps for iPhone.
As featured by Apple, Gizmodo, Touch Arcade, and Pocket Gamer, Karate champ is more than a blast from the past and a must-have for your fighting game / retro collection, Karate Champ is unique for it's use of TWO STICKS NO BUTTONS, VERTICAL screen, and 2 player mode via wifi and bluetooth.
This not only makes it unique among the fighting game fraternity but perfectly suited to the iPhone from a control perspective, and one of the most affordable 2 player experiences on iTunes.
☯- Dual Arcade Stick Controls (no D-Pad or buttons).
☯- Vertical orientation (no thumbs covering the action :)
☯- Virtual arcade cabinet surround and facia
☯- 1 Player vs CPU over 12 environments
☯- 2 PLAYERS via Bluetooth and WIFI !!
☯- all the bonus rounds (including the rampaging bull :)
☯- all the classic 80's sounds
☯- Various New User Settings
Super large Character Option
Customise the arcade unit facia
Old school scanlines on/off
☯- and much much more.
This is no random button masher, it's about skillfully executing perfectly timed karate moves against ever more challenging opponents in your quest to become the one true Karate Champ!
Rebuilt from the ground up for the iPhone and iPod Touch from the team that bought you the highly acclaimed 'Cobra Command' and the just released UFO on Tape, Karate Champ is a beloved retro classic without equal.
i) 2 Player Mode requires access to wifi OR 2 devices with compatible bluetooth (1st generation iPhone and 1st gen. iPod Touch do not support peer to peer play over bluetooth , just wifi).
ii) Karate Champ provides a lag free experience but to ensure best results use either Wifi OR Bluetooth but don't leave both on as it can cause network confusion in devices.
iii) Karate Champ has been designed for iPhone and iPod Touch play but also looks and plays GREAT on the iPad with 2x scaling and of course multiplayer via wifi/bluetooth. :)
Separate dedicated iPad version also available with 2 Player head to head splitscreen mode.
What's New in Version 1.2Background MultiTasking
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Please if you enjoy Karate Champ (dont forget to try 2 player mode :) consider nabbing the iPad version with it's awesome splitscreen arcade mode.
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