Budokan: The Martial Spirit

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ZX Spectrum
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 DOS Kendo vs Ninjitsu in Match 10
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Opponent for Match 6
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Bo vs Nunchacku in Match 4
Budokan: The Martial Spirit ZX Spectrum Load screen

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User Reviews

Come grasshopper, Budokan awaits. DOS Zovni (9322)
Way cool. DOS Tomer Gabel (4353)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1989 11 out of 12 92
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1990 87 out of 100 87
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Feb, 1990 86 out of 100 86
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
Dragon DOS Sep, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play DOS Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Genesis Nov, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1991 64 out of 100 64
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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