From PRINCE OF PERSIA creator Jordan Mechner, the original side-scrolling karate classic comes to Steam with art by Jeff Matsuda (The Batman) and music by Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin (CIVILIZATION IV).
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Datum vydání: 3. pro. 2012

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Recenze

"Delightful... The game has the unique ability to tell a story and sell characters without words... Simple, pure fun and the price is right."
8/10 – Machinima Inside Gaming

"What seems extremely simple is actually incredibly nuanced... You’ll be shocked at how much better you do on your second play-through."
IGN

"Exceptional production values... Karateka may be just the game you need to remind you what made those early arcade games so fun."
8/10 – Game Informer

Informace o hře

From PRINCE OF PERSIA creator Jordan Mechner, the original side-scrolling karate classic comes to Steam with art by Jeff Matsuda (The Batman) and music by Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin (CIVILIZATION IV).

Whether you are a nostalgic Karateka fan or new to the game, Karateka will charm you with its classic love story set in feudal Japan. Fight to save the lovely Mariko from the evil warlord Akuma and reunite her with her True Love!

Key Features:


Rhythm-based combat mechanic. Easy to grasp yet challenging to master, the cinematic gameplay seamlessly blends a series of escalating karate battles with a simple human story.

Three playable characters. Three endings. Three suitors vie for Mariko’s love: A fearsome Brute, a noble Monk, and her brave True Love.

Highly replayable. Innovative “three suitors” system offers a compact single-playthrough experience, yet challenges advanced players to unlock more difficult achievements and endings as their skill improves.

Unique real-time score by Christopher Tin tells the story through the music. Authentic Japanese instruments and themes let you “hear” the onscreen action in real time.

Systémové požadavky

    Minimum:
    • OS:Win XP, Win 7, Vista, Win 8
    • Processor:1.5GHz dual-core
    • Memory:1000 MB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI X1800 or better
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1000 MB HD space
    • Sound:44kHz stereo
    • Additional:Runs on Unreal Engine 3
    Recommended:
    • OS:Win 7
    • Memory:2000 MB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI X1800 or better
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1500 MB HD space
    • Additional:Runs on Unreal Engine 3
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10 z 12 osob (83%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
22.4 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 23. ledna
So I am one who had karateka on the Apple II+ back in the 80's. It was fun and so when I saw the reboot I was intrigued. I bought it in the Summer sale (2015) and finally got around to playing it. It is very short, but has some replay value trying to do it without being hit and winning with the true love.

Buy it on sale for $2-3 and you will enjoy it.

6/10
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0.2 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 13. února
Minimalistic and short but still fun. Just like the old times.
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1.2 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 17. dubna
Fun rythem based fighting game. You fight your way to the top of the mountain to save the princess and it's all done by timing your blocks and punches.

You need to make it to the top within three lives. Each life is a different character who wants to rescue the princess and has a different story of how they know her. The first guy is her true love, second is a monk, and then third is a big muscle head. If you lose a fight it will start with the next character where you lost at.

It's a short game and can offer a good challenge on trying to make it to the top with her true love. It's worth playing and can be good if you just want to jump into something when you have little time. I recommend checking the game out. It can be fun.
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26 z 34 osob (76%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
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0.8 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 17. února 2014
From the creator of Prince of Persia, a fighter remade from early days of computing, 1984. Objective is to rescue the princess held captive by the evil warlord. You get three fighters though the ultimate objective is to not have to use numbers 2 and 3. The first fighter is weak and that's where the challenge lies. Upon his failure he is replaced by a stronger fighter. Upon his death he is replaced by an even stronger fighter. The princess is happy to be freed but wants her true love, fighter 1 to rescue her.

Unlike the 1984 version this version is based almost solely on counters. By listening carefully to the musical score you can discern the number of attacks to which you must block. After successfully blocking the last attack you can counter, damaging the opponent and whittling away his health. There is a chi system that allows you to stun your opponent as well as a health recovery system after some but not all fights.

The game itself is quite short but the path to freeing the princess is challenging and the ambiance of feudal Japan is immersive. The game is also available on the IPhone but does support 1080P and controllers on the PC.
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20 z 25 osob (80%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
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0.7 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 11. března 2015
It’s a finicky thing trying to update a decades old game for a modern audience.

On the one hand you’re presumably trying to preserve the essence of the original, but on the other times have changed and games that were once incredible are often astoundingly simple compared to what developers are now capable of. And so there’s a fine line to ride between recreating outdated mechanics and deviating so heavily that the result bears little resemblance to its forbearer.

Karateka, and complete remake of the Apple II game of the same name, falls on the side of defiantly indulging in a wholesale recreation of its former self. The visuals may be drastically improved by way of a slick (if somewhat washed out) cell shaded look, but the core of the same is still the same rhythm based fighter it always was, and therein lies the problem.

I don’t think Karateka is bad, it’s just entirely as one-note as the now three decade old original, and wears out its welcome just as quickly as you’d expect. Though it resembles a fighting game, Karateka is far closer to a rhythm game. Attacking and blocking relies on proper timing and attention to visual cues, but there’s little player agency beyond reacting to the Simon-says feedback the game is giving you.

The idea is actually one I find pretty neat as a fan of rhythm games, and I was enjoying Karateka for at least the first handful of fights. But nothing ever changes beyond the simple fights your put through to learn how to play, and even at less than an hour long I was ready for Karateka to hurry up and end before it was even halfway through.

The repetition is grating and the game’s refusal to acknowledge and react to it frustrating. It’s not a game without merit, it just doesn’t know what to do with itself. That it’s constructed around a groan worthy damsel-in-distress plot, which culminates in the woman you’re rescuing effectively becoming your own prisoner, is only more bothersome and shows a hesitancy for Karateka to move past its archaic beginning. I’m not exactly sure who this version of Karateka is for, but as someone without any amount of nostalgia for the first it clearly wasn’t me.

You can read more of my writing on Kritiqal.
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