|GeoMan - 17/07/2011|
A classic! If you want to really enjoy games like this avoid USB and buy a PS/2 mechanical keyboard (like Filco). I still use one from 1995...
|Daniel Thomas MacInnes - 09/05/2011|
The game is probably unplayable now, thanks to the sluggish controls that are always a full second behind the action, but Karateka was HUGE back in the mid-80s. It was a very cinematic game, which was highly unusual for the time. Think of Karateka as the warm-up to Prince of Persia.
|Kris - 16/01/2010|
Other than the guys that you could kick in the face repeatedly, I struggled with this game and could never rescue the girl. I think I made it to her room once but got my crotch kicked in.
|Jomar Machado - 11/11/2008|
We stayed with our faces glued in the glass of the computer store looking for hours to this game, in the early 80's...
Nice , nice game...
|dwhyte - 19/09/2008|
My version of Karateka had a copy of SynCalc on side 2... Just curious if anyone else did...
|eppy2000 - 06/10/2007|
Another classic. This came out on the heels of other martial arts games (and the movie "The Karate Kid"). But this one had originality, partly because of the story element. I always got a kick out of the "alternate" ending. It was a nice, if unsuspecting feature. I sometimes would play the game all the way through just to see it. It was also fun to make the hero fall off the cliff yourself. *THUD!* Or deliberately running into the gate so you could get skewered. :-)
|odi - 16/09/2007|
fantastic game! animations and spots between - revelation
|Marcos Olivares - 06/08/2007|
Prince of persia ? Tomb Raider ???, NAH ! KARATEKA rulez !!! the grandaddy of all adventure games, just be an humble guy, take a look at this jewel and give it a 10 score.
|NightSprinter - 27/07/2007|
Oh that's mean, Maggi. What this person is referring to is if you approach Mariko (the princess) in battle stance, she'll deliver a single kick to the head that kills you instantly. Makes ya wonder why she couldn't beat the crap out of Akuma and his cronies herself..
|Maggi1971 - 01/01/2007|
One of the best Atari (8-Bit) games ever. The first game were I felt that this piece was more then a computer game. The gameplay was much slower compared to IK, but this wasn´t the point. Everyone was talking about IK, but I loved the gameplay and the story of Karateka. The animations just blew me away. Jordan Mechner is a story teller, and a very good one too. I just remember the amazing cutscenes. Absolutly brilliant and stunning. I tried to beat the game with a joytstick, no chance at all. Then I tried it with the keyboard. With that opportunity the game was a laugh, because the movement was now 100% accurate. Try to reach the princess and DON`T run to her. Just stay in the fighting position and move forward to her for a really cool end. :D