Karateka (C64 and Atari 8-Bit, 5 1/4" Disk) Broderbund Software - 1984 USA, Canada Release

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Karateka
Product ID 47956-80230
Product UPC 047956802302
Platform(s) C64 and Atari 8-Bit
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1984
Publisher(s) Broderbund Software
Developer(s) Jordan Mechner
Category(s) Entertainment, Arcade, Fighting, Martial Arts
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

  • Suspenseful, movie-like story.
  • Smoothly animated characters.
  • Scrolling backgrounds.
  • Realistic karate fighting.

Returning home after years of study under a Master of Karate, you find your village burned to the ground. Your friends and family are scattered, your bride-to-be stolen by Akuma, the warlord whose oppressive shadow has darkened your village since before you were born.

Your grief and rage turn to cold determination. You vow never again to submit to the evil warlord. You know you must avenge your village and rescue your beloved Princess Mariko from Akuma's mountain fortress.

Alone, armed only with your knowledge of Karate, you must outfight Akuma's vicious warriors, each one more powerful than the last. Fight on, deep into the heart of the palace, where to rescue Mariko you must confront the cruel Akuma himself in hand-to-hand combat.

Put fear and self-concern behind you. Focus your will on your objective, accepting death as a possibility, and do what you have chosen to do. This is the Way of the Karateka.

By Jordan Mechner.

System Requirements

Atari 8-Bit
Required RAM 48K
Supports Joystick Yes
C64
Required RAM 64K
Supports Joystick Yes

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