App description: *IMPORTANT* Karateka requires iPhone 4S or newer, iPad 2 or newer, or 5th-gen iPod Touch. "Instantly, addictively fun" -MacLife

Karateka will charm you with its classic love story set in feudal Japan. Fight to save the lovely Mariko from the evil warlord Akuma and reunite her with her True Love!

"For those who remember the original, the new Karateka must not be missed. And to those with no prior knowledge: you have a excellent, new experience in store." -Touch Arcade (4.5 stars)

"With a stunning makeover and simplistic but compelling action, this terrific update brings Karateka into the 21st century in style." -Cnet

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BREATHTAKINGLY CINEMATIC

From PRINCE OF PERSIA creator Jordan Mechner, the original side-scrolling karate classic comes to new life on iPad and iPhone with art by Jeff Matsuda (The Batman) and music by Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin (Civilization IV).

FANTASTIC FIGHTING

Easy to grasp yet challenging to master, the rhythm-based karate combat tells a simple human story. Three suitors vie to save Mariko: A fearsome Brute, a noble Monk, and her brave True Love.

HIGHLY REPLAYABLE

"A brilliant life system that delivers variety in the gameplay as well as incredible replay value; you won't want to stop playing until you rescue Mariko as her True Love and see the storybook ending." - Touch Arcade

PUNCH THE HAWK!

"Fun for those of us who played the original on an Apple II, Commodore 64, or even an NES, but younger gamers will still appreciate the unique style and easy-to-learn gameplay." -ArsTechnica

"Karateka is widely considered to be one of the greatest 8-bit home computer games ever created. It wasn't a game so much as a living story that you, the player, were a part of... The new Karateka legitimately feels like it might be what Mechner's original idea would have been, if then were now." - Touch Arcade

*IMPORTANT* Karateka requires iPhone 4S or newer, iPad 2 or newer, or iPod Touch (5th generation). Karateka does NOT support earlier devices such as iPad 1, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS.

Echoseven's comments:





12-19-2012, 07:00 AM
#11
SENSEI!!!!! i dunno but the trailer really got me..instabuy coz of sensei!
12-19-2012, 07:02 AM
#12
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Originally Posted by TheFrost View Post
Karateka only runs on these devices: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, the new iPad, and the mini-iPad. NO iPhone 4 or Touch4
Check the requirements again you'll find it compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

12-19-2012, 07:03 AM
#13
Please tell me this has Game Centre achievements... Oh please...
12-19-2012, 07:03 AM
#14
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Really looking forward to buying this tonight. With all the price drops and giveaways along with the new releases...man, I love this time of the year!

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12-19-2012, 07:04 AM
#15
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Originally Posted by shero89 View Post
Check the requirements again you'll find it compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Nonono thats Apple requirements. If you read the description it says clearly the devices it will run on from the developer

Quote:
From PRINCE OF PERSIA creator Jordan Mechner, the original side-scrolling karate classic comes to the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, the new iPad, and the mini-iPad with art by Jeff Matsuda (THE BATMAN) and music by Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin (CIVILIZATION IV). Fight to save the lovely Mariko from the evil warlord Akuma and reunite her with her True Love!
12-19-2012, 07:04 AM
#16
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Originally Posted by shero89 View Post
Check the requirements again you'll find it compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Yeah but in the description it's written: "the original side-scrolling karate classic comes to the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, the new iPad, and the mini-iPad"

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12-19-2012, 07:07 AM
#17
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Originally Posted by TheFrost View Post
Nonono thats Apple requirements. If you read the description it says clearly the devices it will run on from the developer
Bummer I'm gonna buy it anyways and will try it on my brother's iPhone 4
12-19-2012, 07:08 AM
#18
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INSTA buy!!!!

I am the punishment of GOD
if you had not committed great sins
GOD would not have sent
a punishment like me upon you Genghis Khan
12-19-2012, 07:24 AM
#19
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Originally Posted by TheFrost View Post
Karateka only runs on these devices: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, the new iPad, and the mini-iPad. NO iPhone 4 or Touch4
"Requirements : Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later."

I hate when they get my hopes up in the requirements section, only to dash them in the actual description.

Oh well, I have this on my PC, anyway.

Just a few words of warning to those that are thinking of getting it when it drops in the U.S. tonight:

1. This is not the classic that you remember. If you are buying this to relive the nostalgia of your c-64 or Apple IIe days, you will be dissapointed.

2. This is a very short game. You can "finish" it within half an hour. But the challenge is to finish it with the first guy, who is the "True Love" of the princess. That will take you at least a few tries, so this game does have some longevity to it, but not much.

3. I know the gameplay of the original wasn't exactly Street Fighter, but this game is even shallower. Instead of having to read your opponent and outmaneuver them using your six strikes (high, middle, and low punches and kicks), as in the original, you now just press a single button over and over with the right timing to block a sequence of attacks, then mash any combination of punches and kicks until they start defending again. Then they attack again and it goes on.

4. The attack animations in this game are pretty crappy. I don't know how they thought some of the moves you do in this game would look cool, but they do not. And if you lose the first two guys and end up playing as the Brute, he pretty much just wails on them with his fists and all real semblence of martial arts is thrown right out the window.

But it is pretty cheap, so you won't be out much if you get it and don't like it, but the filesize might be a little big for some people for being such a short game.

Last edited by MrMojoRisin; 12-19-2012 at 07:37 AM.
12-19-2012, 07:30 AM
#20
Joined: Aug 2012
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Originally Posted by MrMojoRisin View Post
2. This is a very short game. You can "finish" it within half an hour. But the challenge is to finish it with the first guy, who is the "True Love" of the princess. That will take you at least a few tries, so this game does have some longevity to it, but not much.
Ok, 30 mins of unique playtime sucks. Now I'm having second thoughts...I thought the way TA was promoting this meant it'd be a great game...

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