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Budokan: The Martial Spirit

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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 Free spar mat
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Your first match at the tournament
Budokan: The Martial Spirit MSX Kendo fighter losing the match.
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Commodore 64 After a sparring match you receive tips on how to improve your skills

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User Reviews

Way cool. DOS Tomer Gabel (4394)
Come grasshopper, Budokan awaits. DOS Zovni (9367)

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1990 11 out of 12 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1990 11 out of 12 92
Mean Machines Genesis Nov, 1990 87 out of 100 87
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Power Play DOS Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Commodore 64 Oct, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1993 63 out of 100 63 Genesis Feb 22, 2010 6 out of 10 60


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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 (3009), Quapil (4742), RKL (5614), Kabushi (119600), Martin Smith (63162), IJan (1920) and MAT (69809)