Karate Dou

The Arcade Video Game by Data East Corp.

Karate Dou screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Karate Dou © 1984 Data East.

Classic karate tournament game.


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


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".


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.



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"

Game's ROM.

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