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App description: Don't miss the chance to grab a piece of gaming history!
The original arcade fighter from Data East, now complete with **MULTI-PLAYER**, Karate Champ is the very first fighting game and spawned a thousand imitators.

One of IGN's Top10 Most Influential Games of all time, and to many the game that embodies what a fighter should be.
Featured in iTunes must-have 'Retro Games', Former Top10 Arcade Game worldwide and nominated for the 'Best App Ever Awards' and Included in Touch Arcades list of must have apps for iPhone.

As featured by Apple, Gizmodo, Touch Arcade, and Pocket Gamer, Karate champ is more than a blast from the past and a must-have for your fighting game / retro collection, Karate Champ is unique for it's use of TWO STICKS NO BUTTONS, VERTICAL screen, and 2 player mode via wifi and bluetooth.

This not only makes it unique among the fighting game fraternity but perfectly suited to the iPhone from a control perspective, and one of the best 2 player experiences on iTunes.

Features include:

- Dual Arcade Stick Controls (no D-Pad or buttons).
- Vertical orientation (no thumbs covering the action :)
- Virtual arcade cabinet surround and facia
- 1 Player vs CPU over 12 environments
- 2 PLAYERS via Bluetooth and WIFI !!
- all the bonus rounds (including the rampaging bull :)
- all the classic 80's sounds
- Various New User Settings
Super large Character Option
Customise the arcade unit facia
Old school scanlines on/off
- and much much more.

This is no random button masher, it's about skillfully executing perfectly timed karate moves against ever more challenging opponents in your quest to become the one true Karate Champ!

Rebuilt from the ground up for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Karate Champ is a beloved retro classic without equal.

Support Notes:

i) 2 Player Mode requires access to wifi OR 2 devices with compatible bluetooth.

ii) Karate Champ provides a lag free experience but to ensure best results use either Wifi OR Bluetooth but don't leave both on as it can cause network confusion in rare cases.

iii) Karate Champ has been designed for iPhone and iPod Touch play but also looks and plays GREAT on the iPad with 2x scaling and of course multiplayer via wifi/bluetooth. :)

*Separate dedicated iPad version 'Karate Champ XL' also available with 2 Player head to head SPLITSCREEN mode.

Mindfield's comments:


It's out! Several of us here were in the beta program and can confirm that any fan of the original will love this. It's a pixel-perfect conversion with great, responsive controls and a practise mode so you can brush up on the moves.

Go get it!
05-20-2010, 05:30 PM
#2
Joined: May 2009
Location: The Golden State
Posts: 5,810
Wow, I was this close to making the thread :/

Add me on Steam for TF2: eggzbacon

05-20-2010, 05:36 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 848
Quote:
Originally Posted by eggzbacon View Post
Wow, I was this close to making the thread :/
Me too actually. It would have been my first.

Anyway, well put Mindfield. I agree with everything said already. Retrogames are pretty much 95% of what I play on iDevices, and I can say with confidence that this is one of the best I've come across. Great controls, options, and careful respect for the original arcade machine. Get it while it's hot!
05-20-2010, 05:39 PM
#4
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Swansea, UK
Posts: 8,382
I'm thinking about getting this for sure!

Invaders Must Die.
05-20-2010, 05:40 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,095
05-20-2010, 05:42 PM
#6
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,208
Absolutely, they spared nothing to ensure this was an utterly perfect replica -- just whip out the original on MAME and you won't be able to tell the difference.

Plus, $2 is a steal for this. A total must-have for retronauts -- hell, even people too young to remember the original should like it; the gameplay still holds up after all these years, and the bonus levels still provide great variety. (And that bull is still just as impossible to punch in the head. I hate that damn bull. Still taunting me more than 25 years later.)

Oh, and two player over BT/WiFi is awesome. My wife isn't very good at it though, and she doesn't lose well.

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05-20-2010, 05:45 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Uk
Posts: 2,188
Wow just picked this up takes me back to my childhood perferct recreation on my iPod great work to the devs
05-20-2010, 05:52 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Swansea, UK
Posts: 8,382
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mindfield View Post
Absolutely, they spared nothing to ensure this was an utterly perfect replica -- just whip out the original on MAME and you won't be able to tell the difference.

Plus, $2 is a steal for this. A total must-have for retronauts -- hell, even people too young to remember the original should like it; the gameplay still holds up after all these years, and the bonus levels still provide great variety. (And that bull is still just as impossible to punch in the head. I hate that damn bull. Still taunting me more than 25 years later.)

Oh, and two player over BT/WiFi is awesome. My wife isn't very good at it though, and she doesn't lose well.

That confirmed my buy! But by God man, let your wife win next time

Invaders Must Die.
05-20-2010, 05:53 PM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mindfield View Post
My wife isn't very good at it though, and she doesn't lose well.
hehe if it's any consolation neither is mine. That's her hands you see in the video - 50 takes to get her to move the red guy
05-20-2010, 05:55 PM
#10
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 82
Definitely an instabuy for me! I use to play this all the time when I was a kid.