Karate Champ - A 1980's Arcade fighting game that's coming to the Amiga gets a new WIP update

In the 1980's Data East released the Arcade fighting game of Karate Champ; A game which established and popularized the one-on-one fighting game genre, for which it is considered one of the most influential games of all time. Well fast forward to today and thanks to Saberman giving us the heads up, we've been told JOTD has teased another work in progress update of karate champ VS; An in development Amiga version of this classic Arcade game that was released back in the day for systems such as the Apple II, C64 and the NES.

Here is what the Wikipedia says about the game : "Karate Champ is a 1984 arcade fighting game developed by Technōs Japan and released by Data East. A variety of moves can be performed using the dual-joystick controls using a best-of-three matches format like later fighting games. The game was a commercial blockbuster where it was the highest-grossing arcade game of 1985 and the best-selling home computer game up until 1989. An updated version that allows two players the option to compete against each other was released in 1984 under the title Karate Champ — Player vs Player. It featured a multiplayer mode and more varied gameplay. It was released for the arcades shortly after the original during the same year, also published by Data East".

Although you can try the game (HERE) JOTD has stated he hasn't released a public BETA because this version of the game contains a lot of BUGS!


  1. Excellent stuff!

  2. It's so good to see more and more of these quality arcade ports coming for the Amiga :)

  3. it's not really a teaser, but a work executable so Toni could see problems in uae debugger. But if some people enjoy it, that's good (first executable released for that ATM broken game)

  4. Where is the Game ?

    1. https://moodler.pl/karatechamp.zip It's linked in the article, but here you go... early early game dev though, so expect lots of bugs


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