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Karate Champ [Player vs Player]

Arcade Video game published 35 years ago by Data East USA, Inc.

Listed and emulated in MAME !
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Karate Champ © 1984 Data East USA, Incorporated.


Control : Double 4-way joysticks
Players : 2


This game is known in Japan as "Taisen Karate Dou - Seishun Bishoujo Hen".

This [Player vs Player] version was released in October 1984 (one month after the original version). However, it differs slightly from its single-player sibling. There is a greater variation in backgrounds, for example, with a variety of outdoor locations as opposed to the standard martial arts dojos of the earlier version. The sound effects also seem to be a little 'sharper', with the speech, in particular, much improved.

This version of the game can be seen in the 1988 film "Bloodsport".


[US] Nintendo NES (nov.1986) "Karate Champ [Model NES-KC-USA]"

[US] Tandy Color Computer (1985) "Karate"
[US] Apple II (1985)
[US] Commodore C64 [EU] (1985)

Others :
[US] Apple iPhone/iPad (may.20, 2010) "Karate Champ [Model 335387077]"
[US] Apple iPhone/iPad (aug.24, 2010) "Karate Champ XL [Model 385462349]"

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