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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 Commodore 64 In the courtyard - from here you can access the 4 dojos to practice
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Commodore 64 Sparring: Nunchaku
Budokan: The Martial Spirit Commodore 64 After a sparring match you receive tips on how to improve your skills

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64'er Jul, 1992 9 out of 10 90
Play Time Jun, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Oct, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Commodore Format May, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Retro Archives Oct 09, 2017 11 out of 20 55


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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.
Quapil (4825) added Budokan: The Martial Spirit (Commodore 64) on Jan 29, 2004
Other platforms contributed by EboMike (3135), RKL (5734), Kabushi (211580), Martin Smith (66869), IJan (1999) and MAT (190296)