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Budokan: The Martial Spirit (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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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 Tonfa in Match 3
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Bo vs Bo in Match 5
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Opponent for Match 11
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS easter egg hidden breakout game

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User Reviews

Come grasshopper, Budokan awaits. Zovni (9344) unrated
Way cool. Tomer Gabel (4364) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1989 11 out of 12 92
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Dragon Sep, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75


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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.
IJan (1910) added Budokan: The Martial Spirit (DOS) on Dec 17, 1999
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