Karateka for NES

NES

Action fighting martial arts
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Karateka

Online version of Karateka for NES. Karateka is a 1984 computer game by Jordan Mechner, the creator of Prince of Persia. The game begins with an impressive graphic of the fortress of the evil Akuma. Akuma is holding the lovely Princess Mariko. The player must defeat the guards of the castle and must eventually face Akuma himself in order to rescue the princess. Mechner adeptly used character gestures and musical cues to evoke the game's immersive atmosphere. The animations nearly match the quality of the ones seen in Mechner's Prince of Persia five years later...

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Released in
1984
Publisher
Brøderbund Software, Inc.
Developer
Brøderbund Software, Inc.
Platforms
Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit, NES (1985), PC DOS, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum (1986), Atari 7800 (1987), Atari ST (1988), Game Boy (1989)

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NES Console

Online emulated version of Karateka was originally developed for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), an 8-bit third-generation home video game cartridge-based console produced by Nintendo, first released in Japan as the Family Computer (commonly known as the Famicom) in 1983. The NES, a face-lifted version, was released internationally in the following years. The NES featured a number of groundbreaking games, such as the platform game Super Mario Bros, the action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda and the action game Metroid. As one of the best-selling gaming consoles of its time, the NES helped revitalize the US video game industry following the video game crash of 1983.

The game controller used for both the NES and the Famicom features an oblong brick-like design with a simple four button layout: two round buttons labeled `A` and `B`, a `START` button, and a `SELECT` button. Additionally, the controllers utilize the cross-shaped joypad, designed by Nintendo employee Gunpei Yokoi, for Nintendo Game & Watch systems, to replace the bulkier joysticks on earlier gaming consoles' controllers.

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online game added: 2011-01-06, by dj