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Budokan: The Martial Spirit

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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1.6
Amstrad CPC
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2.4
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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 DOS Kendo vs Ninjitsu in Match 10
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Commodore 64 In the courtyard - from here you can access the 4 dojos to practice
Budokan: The Martial Spirit MSX Karate fight
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Commodore 64 Sparring: Kendo

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User Reviews

Come grasshopper, Budokan awaits. DOS Zovni (9334)
Way cool. DOS Tomer Gabel (4364)

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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1990 10.8 out of 12 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1990 84 out of 100 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jun, 1990 825 out of 1000 82
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Commodore 64 Oct, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1993 63 out of 100 63
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 (4736), RKL (5612), Kabushi (131934), Martin Smith (63062), IJan (1910) and コナン (91206)