Karate Champ [Player vs Player]

The Arcade Video Game PCB by Data East USA, Inc.

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): kchampvs kchampvs2


[ARCADE] Arcade Video Game PCB

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".


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

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

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

Game's ROM.