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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 Opponent for Match 5
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS seeking the way to the easter egg
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Opponent for Match 10
Budokan: The Martial Spirit DOS Listen to me, Grasshopper...

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Come grasshopper, Budokan awaits. Zovni (10646) unrated
Way cool. Tomer Gabel (4646) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

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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
Retro Archives Oct 09, 2017 14 out of 20 70
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele 1990 7 out of 10 70


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