Karate Dou

Arcade Video Game published 34 years ago by Data East

Karate Dou screenshot

Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): karatedo


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.


[JP] Nintendo Famicom Disk (jul.22, 1988) "Karate Champ [Model DFC-KAR]"
[JP] Sony PlayStation 2 (jul.21, 2005) "Karate Dou [Oretachi Geasen Zoku] [Model SLPM-62628]"
[JP] Sony PS4 [PSN] (oct.9, 2014) "Arcade Archives - Karate Dou [Model CUSA-01328]"
[AS] Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] (jul.2, 2015) "Arcade Archives - Karate Dou"

Game's ROM.