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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 Nunchaku Training
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Entering the tournament
Budokan: The Martial Spirit MSX Kendo vs karate
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Opponent for Match 12

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User Reviews

Come grasshopper, Budokan awaits. DOS Zovni (9318)
Way cool. DOS Tomer Gabel (4354)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1990 10.8 out of 12 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Sep, 1990 10.8 out of 12 90
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1990 87 out of 100 87
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Feb, 1990 86 out of 100 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jun, 1990 825 out of 1000 82
Play Time Commodore 64 Jun, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Dragon DOS Sep, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Amiga May, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1993 63 out of 100 63

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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 (3005), Quapil (4722), RKL (5606), Kabushi (153793), Martin Smith (63001), IJan (1910) and MAT (117911)