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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 Kendo vs Ninjitsu in Match 10
Budokan: The Martial Spirit MSX Nunchaku Training
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Title screen (Tandy)
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Amiga Copy protection

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User Reviews

Come grasshopper, Budokan awaits. DOS Zovni (10666)
Way cool. DOS Tomer Gabel (4644)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Raze Genesis Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Dragon DOS Sep, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play DOS Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Genesis Nov, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Retro Archives Amstrad CPC Oct 09, 2017 7 out of 20 35


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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.
Contributed to by EboMike (3138), Quapil (4834), RKL (5737), Kabushi (199915), Martin Smith (66861), IJan (2001) and MAT (177110)