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Don't miss the chance to grab a piece of gaming history!
The original arcade fighter from Data East, now 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.
Featured in iTunes must-have 'Retro Games', Former Top10 Arcade Game worldwide and nominated for the 'Best App Ever Awards' and Included in Touch Arcades list of must have apps for iPhone.

As featured by Apple, 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, VERTICAL screen, and 2 player mode via wifi and bluetooth.

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 best 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, 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.

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 rare cases.

iii) 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. :)

*Separate dedicated iPad version 'Karate Champ XL' also available with 2 Player head to head SPLITSCREEN mode.


What's New

Version 2.0

NEW Retina Graphics!
Support for iPhone5, 5S, 5C 4" Screen
Improved Multi-player via Bluetooth or wifi
New icon

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
31 Ratings
31 Ratings

Close, But Not Quite

I used to be the king of this game at the arcade so I know what I'm talking about. This app is extremely good and close to the real thing except for 1 major flaw. There are several moves that just won't work with the "in-game" joysticks. The lounge punches just don't work in combat. They seem to work in the "practice" screen. Other than that, still the fun game I remember.

Peter mkneelee

Rick karate champ

This game is really fun I dislike the that a tie always seem to go to computer and that red automatically wins if white has one loss and that you white has to win 2 rounds 2 advance but I also thought that it was strange that Game would not expand to a side view on I phone but outside of those issues the game is fun thank for building this game for phone play🙂


Can't put it down

This game was my favorite as a kid. Spent hours and countless quarters on this game. And don't believe the other guy, the lunge punch does work, but it only works from a certain distance and timing. Plays just like the original.


20.2 MB
Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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