The Karate Kid Reviews (NES)

The Karate Kid NES The title screen


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Category Description User Score
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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.0
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Overall User Score (22 votes) 2.0

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic (Jan 19, 2003)
Peppered throughout the game are fun bonus stages that challenge you to avoid a swinging hammer, crush ice blocks, or catch flies with chopsticks. Despite its control flaws, I had a great time playing Karate Kid. It requires more technique and offers more variety than your typical side-scroller. Fans of the movie should be pleased.
NES Archives (Feb 19, 2008)
Fans of the movie should enjoy playing this game pak as it isn’t a total disaster. Casual gamers will be instantly turned off by it. It is a good game for beginning gamers, though, since it is short and easy to beat.