Karate Champ
Series Grumpcade
Console NES
Episodes 1
Playlist none
Run January 7th, 2016
Status One-off
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Karate Champ is a fighting game that was initially made in 1984 on arcades before being ported to home consoles in 1985 and 1986. It was played in a one-off on the NES by Barry and Brian on Grumpcade.

Episode Edit

  1. "Karate Champ"

Game description Edit

The player assumes the role of a karate competitor and fights against another player or the computer. Using two joysticks, players can execute a number of moves. Gameplay consists of a two dimensional fight between Karate characters wearing white and red gi, followed by various bonus rounds for the successful player. This pattern repeats itself in the next, more challenging round set against a new background. Unlike most later fighter-type games, there are no health bar or hit points. A hit successfully landed ends the round and earns the player or his opponent either one point or half point (along with a numeric score for the top ten but this has no effect on winning a match per se). The first to score two points is the winner. If the player loses a battle, the game ends. The game also featured some early speech synthesis, in which the judge would call out such phrases as "Fight!" or "Winner!" It's also spoken in Japanese in the Japanese version.

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