Andreas Koch - 12/06/2018
The tape version of IK from System 3 that I once had in my collection had six backdrops, three on side A of the tape and another three on side B. Do not remember which backdrop was missing, since the disk version had seven backdrops. There is also a newer version of IK with eight backdrops, they added London and created a fileversion for 128k Ataris.
AbbotKinneyDude - 12/06/2018
Does the tape version only have 2 backdrops (Sydney & Mt. Fuji) and nothing more?
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
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/
So is the IK+ conversion complete? Or is it still a WIP. If it is a WIP just how playable is it?
Technically put together well, beautiful on the eye and great gameplay also.
I was just listening to the music for hours :)
That IK+ link posted by Andy Bernstein is awesome - real nice version of a classic A8 game!
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.
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.