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Karateka Classic

By DotEmu

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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

Gamers Rejoice

For the first time since I played 'Karateka' back in the 90's at Elementary School in the computer lab, I finally beat this game. True, adding the modern save feature and a touch of 'Prince of Persia' with the Rewind feature dampens the difficulty of playing classic, but those can easily be adjusted to taste. The sounds and screen styles of the Apple II interface immediately puts anyone familiar with the title in a comfortable atmosphere. For anyone looking to be told an epic tale, a challenge that's hard to come by these days, reconnecting with your childhood or all three combined, this is worth the dollar. I'm not ashamed to say this is in my all-time top ten of games and also easily one of my favorite apps for the iPad. For the Developer: Thank You!

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.

Karateka Classic
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.01
  • Size: 5.6 MB
  • Language: English
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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.

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