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Karateka

• Publisher: Broderbund
• Developer:
Broderbund
Release Date: 1985
Code: Jordan Mechner

GFX: Jordan Mechner
Music: Francis Mechner

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 80%
Our Game Rating: 85%

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> KARATEKA by Broderbund


Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Now here's a game that I spent many a dark night trying too complete but for some reason when I reached the final screen the Princess just attacked me! (CRAZY EH?)

Anyway, 20 years on I sussed it! ...


"FLIPPIN' EK"


"Kicked his ASS"


The lovers are together once again.


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I had GREAT fun with this one. I played it using the CCS64 Emulator and pumped the game speed up to 500% whilst utilising an infinite energy cheat - NICE. It was still a hard game to play but it worked a treat.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have finally killed the final BIG boss, you lead your hero into the final room where his loved one is waiting for him. Don't do the same as me and approach her in ATTACK MODE as she will start to kick out at you (PMT, I think). Run towards her and she opens her arms to greet you.

A loving hug and kiss then leads to the final story end screen (see final screen shot above).

COMMENTS: It's quite a cute game ending with a nice little tune (nothing too flash). It's the kind of ending you would expect, so no surprises here.

FINAL SAY: It's worth a look c(",)

G.E. RATING: 5 / 10

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Copyright İVinny Mainolfi