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Karateka Classic

By Karateka LLC

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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.

What's New in Version 1.01

Added Automatic Save feature
Added Restart Button in Option menu
Added the ability to disable the Rewind mode
Minor bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Exactly like the Apple II version!

I spent many hours of my childhood playing Karateka on an Apple ][ plus and Apple //e. This is a very nearly exact reproduction of Karateka on the Apple II series. The display is excellent (with settings for color, green, and amber, with and without faithfully rendered raster lines). The controls are well laid out and responsive. The graphics are exactly as you remember them if you played on the Apple II. The gameplay is just like it was on the old Apple II--even the timing and movements are just like they were then, and all the techniques I picked up as a kid playing Karateka work here too.

This is just great!!! :-D

Developer really knows what he's doing

I played this game many times a day on my Apple IIc back in the 80s. The idea that the developer thought to have a green monochromatic CRT display option that looks just like my old computer when I was a kid is brilliant. It's all here. The game play is exactly the same. The imagery, the physics, the sounds really are a time warp. I would pay a lot to have an app with tons of these old games on it. Lode Runner, Conan, etc.. A long list of games presented just like this. All I need are to have all the same pixels and noises.

This is great!

Just played through it and won without any rewinds. This probably will never come to pass, but I'd love to see the C64 port as well. It didn't have the yell of the protagonist, but the music and bass were far better — especially awesome when it kicks in during the final battle. Consider it! I'd pay another 99¢ for that version.

My one complaint is that I cannot pull off a (full) walk/kick (or punch) combo, which completely changes how to play the game. Can you fix that?

Karateka Classic
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Jun 06, 2013
  • Version: 1.01
  • Size: 5.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Karateka LLC
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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