Karateka (PC, 5 1/4" Disk) Broderbund Software - 1986 USA, Canada Release

From Eli's Software Encyclopedia
Packaging cover Karateka.
Product ID 47956-10310
Product UPC 047956103102
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1986
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

Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 128K
Supports Joystick Yes
Supported Video CGA
Hercules Monochrome

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Karateka. Retail Box back Karateka.



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