|ChrisTOS - 16/10/2017|
What an amazing beat em up. I had this and my friend had IK+ on his CPC464. His looked a little bit better and I was jealous of that. IK played a little bit better on my Atari (or his crappy joystick was too crappy) and I think I enjoyed this more. My copy was a bit iffy and it didn't show Poseidon't temple well. I didn't like that :P
|peter - 25/08/2016|
very addictive game, i remember the arcade machine which had the "double-stick" controles, the ref was hilarious saying "full point" or "half point" all the time!
|AbbotKinneyDude - 09/07/2016|
An AMAZING feat of programming and one of my favorites while growing up. The new 2014 Enhanced version is a MUST HAVE: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/233064-enhanced-ik/
|Shannon - 26/01/2012|
So is the IK+ conversion complete? Or is it still a WIP. If it is a WIP just how playable is it?
|Steve - 06/11/2010|
Technically put together well, beautiful on the eye and great gameplay also.
|lotek style - 01/04/2010|
I was just listening to the music for hours :)
|rdefabri - 09/05/2008|
That IK+ link posted by Andy Bernstein is awesome - real nice version of a classic A8 game!
|m4rtin - 31/01/2008|
das war voll der Hammer
|Jonny EOL - 10/12/2007|
Remember taking on my brother at this game. No better outlet for sibling rivalry at the time. This was the only worthy 2-player martial arts game we ever found at the time.
|Pengwin - 05/10/2007|
This has to be my favourite beat-em-up of all time. I cannot fault this game in any way. Elements of this game can be seen in just about every fighting game since.
|Andy Bernstein - 26/02/2004|
A bunch of East European programmers are doing their best to port the sequel, INTERNATIONAL KARATE + (a/k/a IK+), on the Atari 8-bit platform.
Look at http://www.uce.pl/ikplus/info.html for more info.
Excerpts from an interview with Archer Maclean by James Hague...
JH: "What was the inspiration for International Karate?"
AM: "The first karate game happened because I was asked to help out with improving the graphics in the early development game being handled by a team. I ended up taking the whole project over and redoing most of it from scratch."
JH: "Was there ever any thought to reviving either of the International Karate games?"
AM: "I understand that there is something happening along those lines by the original development house but I have no part in any of it whatsoever, despite any publicity you might read. I would quite like to do my own new karate-themed game but unlike any of the normal design ideas. Sure, it will use state of the art technology and motion capture but a whole lot more gameplay and ideas than currently seems to be the norm."