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Description

Single players compete against a computer opponent while two players fight each other in this Karate game. Players each use two joysticks which allow for a variety of different moves. The best two matches, out of three, wins.

Karate Champ - Player Vs Player was produced by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan in 1984.

Nihon Bussan/AV Japan released 60 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Nihon Bussan/AV Japan was based in United States.

Other machines made by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan during the time period Karate Champ - Player Vs Player was produced include: Pro Tennis, Pro Sports, Pro Bowling, Pro Soccer, Burnin' Rubber, Karate Master, Karate Champ, Karate Dou, Cobra Command, and Kung-Fu Master

Specs

Name Karate Champ - Player Vs Player
Developer Nihon Bussan/AV Japan (United States)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8280
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Monitor
  • Orientation: Vertical
Conversion Class Data East Classic
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Karate Champ - Player Vs Player PCB Image

Game Play

At the beginning of the game, you will have a choice of either practicing your karate techniques or beginning immediately. During the practice stage, you score points by doing each of the moves correctly. There are twelve different tournaments with twelve different scenaries that you have to win in order to become the champion. During each tournament, you must demolish your opponent with a single blow while dodging or blocking your opponent's attacks. You must win two rounds in the tournament in order to proceed to the next.

You need to score from 600 points to 1000 points when you strike your opponent in order to gain a full point in the round. If you only score 100 points to 500 points when you strike your opponent, you will only get a half point in the round. You need at least two full points in each round, in order to win the tournament. If time runs out during the round, your score will have be higher than your opponent's or you will have to be the one who scored before time runs out, in order to win the round.

Between each tournament, there is a bonus stage that will require you to either evade flying objects and then destroy them with your hands or feet, a "Demo" where you will attempt to split all the wooden boards with one kick or try to knock out up to three separate charging bulls with a single punch or kick.

After each tournament has been won, a girl will come up to your character and say "My Hero!" but if you lose the girl will say "Better Luck Next Time!" and the game will end. If you win all twelve tournaments, you will begin again with increased difficulty. You will have to win all twelve tournaments again before the game will end. At the beginning of the twlefth and final tournament on the second level of difficulty, it will say "Final Game". After you get past it, it will say "The End". After play has ended, whether you get to the end or not, you are awarded 500 points each tournament that you have won and this bonus will be added to your final score.

Karate Champ - Player Vs Player KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.11 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.10

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 2.75
Collector Desire 3.67

Technical Rating: 3.83

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.67
Originality 4.67
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Miscellaneous

A one-on-one version of Karate Champ.

MOVIE APPEARANCES: "Bloodsport" (1988)

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Karate Champ - Player Vs Player Census

There are 14,831 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,505 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,882 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 116 known instances of this machine owned by Karate Champ - Player Vs Player collectors who are active members. Of these, 81 of them are original dedicated machines. 13 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 22 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 7 active VAPS members with a Karate Champ - Player Vs Player machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Karate Champ - Player Vs Player circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 9 active VAPS members currently looking for Karate Champ - Player Vs Player.

This game ranks a 39 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 12 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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Technical

CPU: Z80
SOUND CPU: Z80
SOUND 2xAY-8910 and 1xMSM5205

The one-player alternating version had a DAC for voice sound instead of a MSM5205. The MSM5205 sounds better,IMHO.

Manuals

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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