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The Way of the Tiger

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Description

Three distinct side-scrolling beat 'em up game sections await in this title, licensed from a series of Fighting Fantasy-style books. As Avenger, you must clear the world of evil so as to protect the innocent, using your superior strength.

The combat is split into Hand-to-Hand, Pole Fighting and Samurai Sword fighting, each of which are loaded separately from across 2 cassettes - a novelty at the time. In each mode there are 16 moves available, varying depending on whether fire (or the space bar in keyboard mode) is pressed. The moves are arranged logically, and reverse depending on the character's facing direction, similarly to the Exploding Fist games.

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The Way of the Tiger Commodore 16, Plus/4 Good kick.
The Way of the Tiger Amstrad CPC The goblin turns  into this cloaked figure.
The Way of the Tiger MSX He's down for the count.
The Way of the Tiger MSX My first opponent for bōjutsu is a skeleton warrior.

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Crash! ZX Spectrum May, 1986 93 out of 100 93
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1986 9 out of 10 90
64'er Commodore 64 Sep, 1986 11 out of 15 73
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC May, 1986 70 out of 100 70

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Contributed to by Rola (6576), Kabushi (116181) and Martin Smith (63198)