Besides being a competition sport and self defense methof, Karate is truly a lifestyle that involves intensive physical and mental training. This game conveys these important characteristics of Karate. First, you need to train hard to enhance your will and your fighting skills by excercising in the snow and hitting the makiwara, which is a wooden target you need to punch and kick. Once you have mastered the basics and studied the main Karate principles, you are ready to fight. You can choose among two different characters and use four basic techniques: left and right punches, and left and right kicks. To take full advantage of the game's features, you will need a joystick or gamepad, since playing with the keyboard is rather difficult. Nevertheless, if you decide to use your keyboard, you can configure the game by assigning your desired keys to certain functions. The game features no default keyboard options. Also, since the game is very graphic-intensive, you will need a good graphics card.
The demo version includes four slots, meaning that you can use the program four times with its full features. After that, if you like the program and want to use it longer, then you will need to purchase a license.
- Involves both the training and fighting phases of a Karate fighter
- Not very easy to play with the keyboard
- Graphic-intensive; you will need a good graphics card