International Karate Plus


IK+ is a Karate game for the Amiga. You play in a series of tournaments featuring two other combatants, you score by hitting the opponents with punches and kicks. With two other fighters to watch for you have to keep out of the way of one while fighting the other, both together can be a bit tough to tackle.

The difficulty ramps up as the other fighters improve their skills against you with each round. To stay in you need to beat at least one of the other two fighters by scoring more points. The referee gives you the results and a little comment at the end of each round, win a round overall, and you get a bonus round where you have to deflect or avoid balls using a shield or kick bombs off the screen among other skill challenges. You lose the round however and that is game over. With a nice Karate themed backdrop and fairly detailed players (which are colour coded), the visuals are adequate, and sound is average considering how good the Amiga sound can be. The control system is pretty poor with limited moves to be had, and makes the fighting difficult though. A bit of knockabout fun for a while but gets a bit repetitive pretty quickly.

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Parent Category: Commodore