Karate Champ was released in September 1984 in the USA.
This game is known in Japan as "Karate Dou
This is where an entire genre began; the 1-on-1 fighting game. The list of titles Karate Champ would go on to inspire is near-endless - needless to say, without this game, "Street Fighter
", and countless others like it, might never have happened. The only description that can truly do this game justice is seminal.
Alexander Stojanovic holds the official record for this game with 250,600 points on January 7, 2011.
Michael Jackson used to own this game. It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on April 24, 2009.