Budokan: The Martial Spirit

Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
...
2.4
DOS
...
3.8
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 DOS Opponent for Match 7
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Commodore 64 After a sparring match you receive tips on how to improve your skills
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Amiga Your first match
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Bo Training

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User Reviews

Come grasshopper, Budokan awaits. DOS Zovni (9329)
Way cool. DOS Tomer Gabel (4361)

Critic Reviews

64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 9 out of 10 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
Raze Genesis Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play DOS Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Commodore 64 Oct, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Genesis Nov, 1990 73 out of 100 73
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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Sep, 1990 15 out of 40 38

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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 (3008), Quapil (4733), RKL (5611), Kabushi (136611), Martin Smith (63067), IJan (1910) and MAT (97941)