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DescriptionThe objective of World Karate Championship is to get the highest possible dan (karate grade, determined by belt colour) and become the world champion - and of course, to get the highest score. Karate fighters compete against each other on side-view screens, the scenery representing real world locations (New York, Egypt, Japan, etc.). In between the fighting stages, there are short action sequences, during which the player can gather bonus points. These include deflecting bouncing balls, breaking wooden planks, and others.
- "International Karate" -- European title
Part of the Following Groups
- Games involved in legal disputes
- International Karate series
- Setting: City - London
- Setting: City - New York
- Setting: City - Sydney
|One of the best fighting games ever to grace the PC.||PC Booter||Mickey Gabel (379)|
|A great classic!||PC Booter||Tomer Gabel (4643)|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||Jun, 1986||91 out of 100||91|
|64'er||Commodore 64||Sep, 1986||12 out of 15||80|
|Popular Computing Weekly||ZX Spectrum||Dec 19, 1985||80|
|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||Feb, 1986||7 out of 10||70|
|Nintendo Life||Wii||Mar 29, 2008||70|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Wii||Mar 28, 2008||7 out of 10||70|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Commodore 64||Dec, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|All Game Guide||Commodore 64||1998||40|
|Power Play||DOS||Aug, 1989||36 out of 100||36|
|Commodore User||Commodore 16, Plus/4||Dec, 1986||3 out of 10||30|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Merge with International Karate||4||Unicorn Lynx (181476)
Mar 31, 2010
BugThe C16 version has a bug which prevents finishing the game in one player mode.
LawsuitSystem 3 faced a lengthy court battle with arcade publishers Data East, who claimed System 3 had ripped off their game Karate Champ with International Karate. It also used the same forward kicking (street) karate style. The game also looked a lot like The Way of the Exploding Fist, but they weren't sued for that.
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 03/2013 – One of the "Ten Best C64 Games“
- Happy Computer
- 1986 - Runner-up as Sports Game of the Year
- Issue 04/1987 - #15 Best Game in 1986 (Readers' Vote)