Karate Dou

The Video Game PCB by Data East Corp.

Karate Dou screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Karate Dou © 1984 Data East.


Classic karate tournament game.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz), DAC

Players : 2
Control : Double 4-way joysticks

TRIVIA

Karate Dou was released in September 1984 in Japan.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'The Way of Karate'.

This game is known outside Japan as "Karate Champ".

UPDATES

This version has some differences :
• It has a different storyline : you would fight your way through tournaments at various levels and finally end up at the nationals.
• Japanese voices are used.
• The bonus stages are different : kicking a vase, kicking apples out of another man's hands and off his head and jumping up and kicking a tall post.

PORTS

Consoles:


Nintendo Famicom Disk japan (jul.22, 1988) "Karate Champ [Model DFC-KAR]"
Sony PlayStation 2 (jul.21, 2005) "Karate Dou [Oretachi Geasen Zoku] [Model SLPM-62628]"
Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] japan (oct.9, 2014) "Arcade Archives - Karate Dou [Model CUSA-01328]"
Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] [AS] (jul.2, 2015) "Arcade Archives - Karate Dou"

SOURCES
Game's ROM.

Page last modified on September 25, 2016