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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 DOS Bo vs Nunchaku in Match 9
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Amiga Master is speaking
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Amiga Insert disk B
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Genesis Master Speech

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User Reviews

Come grasshopper, Budokan awaits. DOS Zovni (10650)
Way cool. DOS Tomer Gabel (4642)

Critic Reviews

64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1990 87 out of 100 87
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Feb, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1992 67 out of 100 67 Genesis Feb 22, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Retro Archives Commodore 64 Oct 09, 2017 11 out of 20 55
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
Sega Does Genesis Jan 13, 2017 D+ 33
1UP! Genesis Feb 12, 2016 32 out of 100 32


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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.
Contributed to by EboMike (3135), Quapil (4826), RKL (5734), Kabushi (206590), Martin Smith (66812), IJan (1999) and MAT (184999)