The critically acclaimed and globally adored C64 fighting game first appeared, to universal praise, in 1986.
Lauded for its innovative gameplay as well as impressive graphics and a memorable soundtrack, International Karate (or IK for short) set the standard for all fighting games.
The idea is simple: you have 30 seconds to defeat your martial arts expert opponent by pull off points-scoring moves from the Karate handbook. Whoever scores 2 points first wins and if the counter times out before the points are scored, the person with the highest score wins!
Two wins will then earn you a new belt and move you onto the next stage in order to face off against an even more skilled opponent!
There also a two-player mode where you and a friend battle it out in 90-second bouts of vengeance!
“I haven’t enjoyed myself so much in ages… no self respecting fan of the genre should overlook it”
“One-on-one karate-chopping action never seemed so fantastical!”
- One-on-one karate action!
- Critically acclaimed and globally adored!
- Set the example for years to come!
- Mini-games provide varied gameplay!
C64 / Spectrum