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Budokan: The Martial Spirit

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
2.4
MSX
...
4.0
Genesis
70
2.1
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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 Kendo vs karate
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Genesis Master Speech
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Amiga Kendo Dojo
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Amiga Versus mode

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User Reviews

Come grasshopper, Budokan awaits. DOS Zovni (9345)
Way cool. DOS Tomer Gabel (4367)

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1989 11 out of 12 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Sep, 1990 10.8 out of 12 90
64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Feb, 1990 86 out of 100 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jun, 1990 825 out of 1000 82
Dragon DOS Sep, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Sega-16.com Genesis Feb 22, 2010 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide Genesis 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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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 (4739), RKL (5613), Kabushi (128215), Martin Smith (63109), IJan (1910) and コナン (82975)