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Budokan: The Martial Spirit

Critic Score User Score
DOS
...
3.8
Genesis
70
2.1
Amiga
77
3.1
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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 Karate vs Karate in Match 6
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Amiga Kendo Training
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Commodore 64 Sparring: Karate
Budokan: The Martial Spirit MSX Second fight

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User Reviews

Come grasshopper, Budokan awaits. DOS Zovni (9327)
Way cool. DOS Tomer Gabel (4353)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Sep, 1990 10.8 out of 12 90
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
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 Amiga May, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 64 out of 100 64
All Game Guide Genesis 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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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 (5608), Kabushi (139095), Martin Smith (63054), IJan (1910) and MAT (100738)