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Budokan is a martial arts game covering Karate (unarmed combat), Kendo (using a wooden sword), Nunchaku (using piercing chain weapons) and Bo (using a staff). The player has a realistic range of moves and must use them wisely, as Ki (life-force) is drained for every move made, whether successful or not, and both this and your stamina level must be kept high.

You can practice your skills alone, or spar against the instructors or your friends. Finally, when you feel you are ready, you can travel to the martial arts world championship tournament at Budokan.


Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Title screen (Tandy)
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Teach me the art of Sushi, Master!
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Amstrad CPC Title screen
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Kendo Dojo - This is were you practice your Siskebab swordplay

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User Reviews

Come grasshopper, Budokan awaits. DOS Zovni (9307)
Way cool. DOS Tomer Gabel (4352)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1989 11 out of 12 92
64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Play Time Commodore 64 Jun, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Dragon DOS Sep, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Genesis Nov, 1990 73 out of 100 73
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1993 63 out of 100 63


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Hidden message

If you try to list the contents of BUDO.COM with the DOS command "TYPE", you will see a nicely formatted full screen message about software piracy.


If you wait long enough in front of the tournament building, you can see the Godzilla walking in the cityscape.
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