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Average Player Score Based on 135 ratings
5.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 135 ratings
  1. 10 (12)
  2. 9 (7)
  3. 8 (16)
  4. 7 (24)
  5. 6 (26)
  6. 5 (13)
  7. 4 (14)
  8. 3 (8)
  9. 2 (8)
  10. 1 (7)

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  • Rating:1.3

    Worst Karate game ever.

    Don't get this game. Please don't get this game. You will not like it at all, ad if you do, you bought the wrong game. This is one of my least favorite games ever made. There are two players and you attack each other in ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful

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  • Rating:10

    KARATECHAMP is the best fighting game you've never heard of.

    In 1987, when arcades still dominated the videogame landscape, KARATE CHAMP could often be found standing next to Punchout. Chances are, you've heard of Punchout. Don't let the fact that you may have never heard of KA... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A port to the classic Karate game that was popular in the '80s…sweet!

    I used to always watch my older cousins; Abram and Derek play this game on the Nintendo trying to best each other by hoping the other would make a mistake. They made the game like Paper, Rock, Scissors; hoping one would ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    An old school fighter.

    Karate Champ was one of the first fighting games ever. And it's a true fighting game. No magical powers, no metrosexual characters, and one good kick or punch will knock you on your ass. Karate Champ is pretty simple, tw... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Fight!

    Karate Champ was one of the first fighting games ever. And it's a true fighting game. No magical powers, no metrosexual characters, and one good kick or punch will knock you on your ass. Karate Champ is pretty simple, tw... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    A true fighting game.

    Karate Champ was one of the first fighting games ever. And it's a true fighting game. No magical powers, metrosexual characters, and one good kick or punch will knock you on your ass. Karate Champ is pretty simple, tw... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1

    This is garbage.

    The game is entitled "Karate Champ" by no means does the game live up to such a title. First and foremost let me start with the graphics. It looks worse than ms paint quality. The environments are set in ridicu... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Beat your way to honor and victory.

    This game was simple, and not just in the graphics. Your job was to carry out a mission similar to the Bruce Lee film 'Game of Death,' namely, to fight your way past deadly enemies in a castle and finally to take down th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful