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Budokan: The Martial Spirit

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Commodore 64
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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.


Budokan: The Martial Spirit Commodore 64 Title
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS easter egg hidden breakout game
Budokan: The Martial Spirit MSX Second fight
Budokan: The Martial Spirit ZX Spectrum Load screen

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User Reviews

Come grasshopper, Budokan awaits. DOS Zovni (9321)
Way cool. DOS Tomer Gabel (4353)

Critic Reviews

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
Raze Genesis Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Commodore 64 Oct, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1992 67 out of 100 67
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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Sep, 1990 15 out of 40 38


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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.


If you wait long enough in front of the tournament building, you can see the Godzilla walking in the cityscape.
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