Karateka

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Karateka
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Jordan Mechner
Brøderbund, Soft Pro
Fighting
Apple II, Commodore 64, Family Computer, Palm OS and Atari 7800
Retail Features
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Main Credits
Jordan Mechner
United Nations International Release Date(s)
Palm OS
2000
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Apple II
1984
Commodore 64
1985
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Family Computer
1984
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Localization | Manifest | Modding | Patches | Ratings
Reviews | Screenshots | Soundtrack
Videos | Walkthrough
Achievements
GOG | In-Game | Origin | PlayStation Trophies | Retro
Steam | Xbox Live

Karateka is a martial arts game designed by Jordan Mechner. It is designed to resemble classic martial arts films, including cinematic techniques such as cross-cutting.

From the in-game introduction:

High atop a craggy cliff, guarded by an army of fierce warriors, stands the fortress of the evil warlord Akuma. Deep in the darkest dungeon of the castle, Akuma gloats over his lovely captive, the princess Mariko.
You are one trained in the way of karate: a karateka. Alone and unarmed, you must defeat Akuma and rescue the beautiful Mariko.
Put fear and self-concern behind you. Focus your will on your objective, accepting death as a possibility. This is the way of the karateka.