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Classic 8-bit hit Karateka remake coming to iOS, Jordan Mechner posts official trailer

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Classic 8-bit hit Karateka remake coming to iOS, Jordan Mechner posts official trailer
Remember the classic 8-bit game Karateka from the dawn of computing? It was scripted and created by one Jordan Mechner you might have heard around his works on the Prince of Persia, and amounted to countless hours of high and low kicks, samurai boss punches, and imprisoned princess saving.

Well, now the classic title is taken out of the basement, dusted off, and is available for Xbox 360 as we speak, but will also be offered for other consoles and PC gaming. It is coming to iOS pretty soon, and we'd wager to guess Android won't be far behind. 

Have a look at the official Karateka trailer below, and reminisce of times passed, when 8-bit graphics were enough to experience full game immersion, with our imagination filling up the rest.

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posted on 07 Nov 2012, 09:50 1

1. crapdroid666 (Posts: 24; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


there goes the gaming industry. RIP

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 10:13

2. Hemlocke (unregistered)


I LOVED Karateka, back in the day, on my Apple IIc.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 12:24 1

3. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


OMG!!! I spent countless hours playing that when I was a kid... Awesome!!!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 13:10

4. downphoenix (Posts: 2267; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Guess he was able to find the source code after all. One of ther reasons we never saw a re-release of this game previously.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 13:46

5. MasterCylinder (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


Cool! Now how about AirHeart?

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 15:45

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


All of the old games from every system of "back in the day" needs to be remade as this is going to be a hell of a time for gaming in these upcoming years! Especially games like the original final fantasies!! Let the Games begin :)

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