DescriptionKarate Champ is an action fighting game for one or two players. The players compete against each other at nine different locations to see who has the best karate skills! To win a match, the player must win two of three rounds by knocking down his opponent with a wide variety of karate moves. A full point or half a point is awarded for knocking your opponent down and the first player to gain a two point lead wins the round. Should the 30 second time limit for a round end, the player who has the most points wins. At the end of each match is a bonus round where the victor can earn extra points by knocking down flying objects that are tossed his way.
- "空手道" -- Japanese Arcade title (Kanji spelling)
- "Karate Dou" -- Japanese Arcade title
- "Arcade Archives: Karate Champ" -- PlayStation 4 title
- "カラテチャンプ" -- Japanese spelling
- "からてどう" -- Japanese Arcade title (Hiragana spelling)
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|A Pioneer: Before all the fighting games there was KARATE CHAMP!||NES||Oblio (108)|
|An instant classic!||NES||Da Pur Insanitee (38)|
|App Spy||iPhone||May 24, 2010||4 out of 5||80|
|All Game Guide||Arcade||1998||80|
|IGN||iPhone||May 24, 2010||7.7 out of 10||77|
|Slide To Play||iPhone||May 25, 2010||3 out of 4||75|
|Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library||NES||2016||60|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||Jul, 1987||52 out of 100||52|
|The Review Busters||NES||2011||1 out of 10||10|
|HonestGamers||NES||Nov 02, 2003||1 out of 10||10|
|The Video Game Critic||NES||Sep 16, 2001||F||0|
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1001 Video GamesThe Arcade version of Karate Champ appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
LawsuitArcade publishers Data East sued System 3, claiming International Karate was a complete rip-off. It also used the same forward kicking (street) karate style.
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