International Karate is a fighting game from 1985, designed and coded by Archer Maclean, Rob Hubbard and Mark Cale. Personally, I view it as probably one of the games that helped the genre gain its feet, and probably inspired many other to this day. Back then, it came out on pretty much everything with a screen (Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Atari, Apple II), but it’s since had various ports, notably on the Game Boy Colour and Advance, and the C64 version is also on the Wii’s Virtual Console.
If my own C64 still worked, this game is probably the one that will never be removed from the tape deck. It was easily my favourite game of that time and probably still is one of my all-time favourites today. When I had my Wii back about a year or 2 ago, it was the game I clocked-in the most hours on playing, and I still go back to playing it on emulators from time to time.
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