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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 Commodore 64 Sparring: Bo
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Amstrad CPC Some statistics
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Bo vs Nunchaku in Match 9
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Opponent for Match 5

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User Reviews

Come grasshopper, Budokan awaits. DOS Zovni (10644)
Way cool. DOS Tomer Gabel (4646)

Critic Reviews

64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Dragon DOS Sep, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Play Time Commodore 64 Jun, 1992 80 out of 100 80
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 7 out of 10 70
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1992 67 out of 100 67 Genesis Feb 22, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Retro Archives MSX Oct 09, 2017 7 out of 20 35
1UP! Genesis Feb 12, 2016 32 out of 100 32
Retro Archives ZX Spectrum Oct 09, 2017 4 out of 20 20


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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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