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  • Summary: ????? The original arcade fighter from Data East comes to the iPhone complete with **MULTI-PLAYER**. Karate Champ is the very first fighting game and spawned a thousand imitators. One of IGN's Top10 Most Influential Games of all time, and to many the game that embodies what a fighter should be.

    #1 Game (Arcade) on iTunes in Japan, #5 & 6 in Australia, New Zealand.

    As featured on iTunes, Gizmodo, Touch Arcade, and Pocket Gamer, Karate champ is more than a blast from the past and a must-have for your fighting game / retro collection, Karate Champ is unique for it's use of TWO STICKS NO BUTTONS and VERTICAL screen, and available in it's launch week for 30% off!

    This not only makes it unique among the fighting game fraternity but perfectly suited to the iPhone from a control perspective, and one of the most affordable 2 player experiences on iTunes.

    Features include:

    ?- Dual Arcade Stick Controls (no D-Pad or buttons).
    ?- Vertical orientation (no thumbs covering the action :)
    ?- Virtual arcade cabinet surround and facia
    ?- 1 Player vs CPU over 12 environments
    ?- 2 PLAYERS via Bluetooth and WIFI !!
    ?- all the bonus rounds (including the rampaging bull :)
    ?- all the classic 80's sounds
    ?- Various New User Settings
    Super large Character Option
    Customise the arcade unit facia
    Old school scanlines on/off
    ?- and much much more.

    This is no random button masher, it's about skillfully executing perfectly timed karate moves against ever more challenging opponents in your quest to become the one true Karate Champ!

    Rebuilt from the ground up for the iPhone and iPod Touch from the team that bought you the highly acclaimed 'Cobra Command' and upcoming 'Frogman', Karate Champ is a beloved retro classic without equal.


    Support Notes:

    i) 2 Player Mode requires access to wifi OR 2 devices with compatible bluetooth (1st generation iPhone and 1st gen. iPod Touch do not support peer to peer play over bluetooth , just wifi).

    ii) Karate Champ provides a lag free experience but to ensure best results use either Wifi OR Bluetooth but don't leave both on as it can cause network confusion in devices.

    iii) A minimum of OS 2.2 required for 1 player game, OS3.1 or greater to enjoy 2 player mode (as that's when peer to peer was introduced to the device).

    iv) Karate Champ has been designed for iPhone and iPod Touch play but also looks and plays GREAT on the iPad with 2x scaling and of course multiplayer via wifi/bluetooth. :)

    ????? Breaking News: COBRA COMMAND (Thunder Storm) the laserdisc classic from Data East also on sale! Get it now!!
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  1. Feb 17, 2011
    80
    If you don't remember playing Karate Champ at the arcade you may have tried it or the many clones that came on various consoles, so you can almost guarantee some nostalgic value at this excellent arcade port for your iDevice.
  2. Feb 17, 2011
    80
    Even though it's not as fast paced as other fighting games, we heartily recommend Karate Champ.
  3. Feb 17, 2011
    77
    Revolutionary Concepts not only lovingly brought this 1984 classic back to life, but made sure it was instantly (and extremely) playable on the iPhone.
  4. Feb 17, 2011
    75
    If you take the time to learn the game, you'll find Karate Champ to be a surprisingly rewarding experience.
  5. Feb 17, 2011
    60
    The controls are a bit tough because of the joystick layout, but they are certainly workable.