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, two competitors get into a ring and fight karate style until one of them goes down in a shameful heap. You are either the guy in the red, or the guy in the white, but I think if you're playing single player mode you have to be the guy in the white. You can perform basic punches and kicks on your opponent, as well as block. The first player to inflict a solid strike on their opponent will win the match, to which you get to experience the glory of one of the first uses of voice synthesis in video games as you're declared the "Winner!". I'm not sure, but I think the best strategy in the game is just pure buttonmashing.
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
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