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Budokan: The Martial Spirit

MobyRank MobyScore
MSX
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4.0
BlackBerry
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DOS
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3.8
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Budokan: The Martial Spirit MSX Bo Training
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS The Courtyard
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Opponent for Match 4
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Title Screen (EGA)

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User Reviews

Come grasshopper, Budokan awaits. DOS Zovni (9344)
Way cool. DOS Tomer Gabel (4364)

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1989 11 out of 12 92
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Amiga May, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Power Play DOS Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Commodore 64 Oct, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1993 63 out of 100 63
Sega-16.com Genesis Feb 22, 2010 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

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.

References

If you wait long enough in front of the tournament building, you can see the Godzilla walking in the cityscape.
Contributed to by EboMike (3009), Quapil (4736), RKL (5612), Kabushi (131330), Martin Smith (63054), IJan (1910) and コナン (89669)