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:





12-20-2012, 10:51 AM
#61
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 73
Beat the final boss and then it crashed before I got to see the sexy ending
Opened it back up and it was at the beginning...
12-20-2012, 11:21 AM
#62
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Originally Posted by HadToDoItToEm View Post
Beat the final boss and then it crashed before I got to see the sexy ending
Opened it back up and it was at the beginning...
Same here. Seems there's a bug who needs to get removed ASAP.

12-20-2012, 11:25 AM
#63
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Originally Posted by Andy C83 View Post
/facepalm

By the way, I never said that it was important that you know who the guy is. And I'm not saying that I like the game (haven't played it) or that the review is well written (haven't read it), but your ignorance will speak volumes to the people who have been around touch arcade for years.
is this reply for real??? didn't realize toucharcade had such a l33t community
12-20-2012, 12:50 PM
#64
Hm Im pretty much confused. Presentation is beautiful, but nothing special. There are many endless runner games with same graphics and for free. Gameplay is...very very very simple. Im very disappointed because of what I got for my money. I hope some update will come and will make real game from this. One more thing. It doesnt run smoothly on iPhone 4S (restarted device) :/

My opinion: not worth money they ask fot it right now.
12-20-2012, 01:25 PM
#65
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Over The Rainbow
Posts: 3,080
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Originally Posted by ironmonkey View Post
is this reply for real??? didn't realize toucharcade had such a l33t community
Cheer up, guy. Touch Arcade is a mostly friendly place. Trust me, the guy had it coming.
12-20-2012, 02:36 PM
#66
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Northbrook, IL
Posts: 384
Man was this game a letdown. I had real high hopes for it and it was just.... meh. I almost beat it on my first play through with the true love but died right before the final hawk fight. Beat it with the monk. I have literally no desire to play it again and try to beat it as the true love. All it is is timed tapping, which is ridiculously simple for gameplay. No block button, no punch button, no kick button... just tapping. Sure it looks pretty but it's not very engaging and the 2 second ending clip was not a very good payoff. I'd imagine the true love ending is nothing special either. Another thing that irks me is why is there no iPhone 5 support? The phone has been out for 2 months already, you'd think in that time they'd be able to add the support in before it was released. If this was a $.99 game I probably wouldn't have bothered to type this up but for $2.99? Wow, what a ripoff. 30 minutes of gameplay for $3 is a joke. No idea what the developers are thinking, this game is not worth half of what they are charging. ZERO replay value. Refund please?

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12-20-2012, 02:43 PM
#67
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Originally Posted by Grimstone82 View Post
Man was this game a letdown. I had real high hopes for it and it was just.... meh. I almost beat it on my first play through with the true love but died right before the final hawk fight. Beat it with the monk. I have literally no desire to play it again and try to beat it as the true love. All it is is timed tapping, which is ridiculously simple for gameplay. No block button, no punch button, no kick button... just tapping...No idea what the developers are thinking, this game is not worth half of what they are charging. ZERO replay value. Refund please?
I cant agree more !!! I want my money back.
12-20-2012, 06:12 PM
#68
Looks, and runs awful on the iPhone 4.
12-20-2012, 08:31 PM
#69
To the Developers: if you include the original in-game (IAP or not!), I am buying this instantly. I know some buy Bard's Tales just for the free three originals!

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12-20-2012, 09:01 PM
#70
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 6,535
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Originally Posted by Dre13 View Post
Looks, and runs awful on the iPhone 4.
iPhone 4's not even supported.

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