As we said before in our previous article : In the 1980’s Data East released the Arcade fighting game of Karate Champ; A game which established and popularized the one-on-one fighting game genre, for which it is considered one of the most influential games of all time. Well fast forward to today and thanks to another heads up from Saberman, we’ve been told JOTD has made available a new version of this Arcade game for the Commodore Amiga: A game that was also released for systems such as the Apple II, C64 and the NES.
“Karate Champ is a 1984 arcade fighting game developed by Technōs Japan and released by Data East. A variety of moves can be performed using the dual-joystick controls using a best-of-three matches format like later fighting games. The game was a commercial blockbuster where it was the highest-grossing arcade game of 1985 and the best-selling home computer game up until 1989. An updated version that allows two players the option to compete against each other was released in 1984 under the title Karate Champ — Player vs Player. It featured a multiplayer mode and more varied gameplay. It was released for the arcades shortly after the original during the same year, also published by Data East”. – Wikipedia
- Karate Champ port for Amiga should run on any amiga with 2MB RAM.
- Reverse-engineering, transcoding from original Z80 code & amiga adaptation: jotd
- Graphics rip: Mark (tcdev)
- Music: no9