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  • Summary: A side-scrolling karate classic from 1984! The first game by the creator of Prince of Persia, Karateka arrives on iOS with all the challenge and charm of the original Apple II experience. Fight as the lone hero to save the princess from the evil warlord Akuma. His relentless guards and pesky hawk will challenge your skill whether you remember the original, have played the remake, or are experiencing Karateka for the first time. Collapse
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  1. May 21, 2013
    Karateka Classic is a superb port of an excellent (if ancient) fighting game, and is a great way to rekindle old memories or to simply see what all the fuss is about.
  2. May 23, 2013
    Karateka Classic is a port of a classic fighting game that holds up rather well today.
  3. May 29, 2013
    There’s a real satisfying feeling of the game getting more complex the further you get.
  4. May 21, 2013
    Karateka Classic has the same problems that all vintage games have, but it's a faithful port and its deep gameplay may just surprise you.
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  1. Jan 27, 2014
    Although the "new" Karateka was well done, nothing beats the original. This game is perfect. The port is as accurate as you could ever get on a touchscreen. It's slightly easier since you can save your game and thus, the falling get is a bit less scary, but still terrifying enough.
    Glad they chose the Apple ][e version which was way superior to the other ports (aka the PC version) at the time.