Revolutionary Concepts sent us a new screenshot and a note saying they are working around the clock on their port of Data East's arcade classic Karate Champ to the iPhone. The partial list of features include:

  • Dual Stick Control (no D-Pad or buttons).
  • Virtual arcade cabinet surround (no thumbs covering the action)
  • 1 Player vs CPU over 12 environments
  • 2 Player Mode via Bluetooth and WIFI
  • all the bonus rounds
  • all the classic 80's sounds
  • Super large Character Option
  • Old school scanlines on/off

Karate Champ was a 1984 arcade game that was one of the first fighting games and was later ported to the Apple II and Commodore 64. They are hoping to get the iPhone version of the game out by April.

  • http://www.betomachado.com Beto

    LOL dip switches. Good stuff.

    • Adams Immersive

      For ultimate retro goodness, I want a whole menu using jumpers—complete with drag-and-drop, and tweezers to fish them out if you drop them!

  • http://www.betomachado.com Beto

    LOL dip switches. Good stuff.

    • Adams Immersive

      For ultimate retro goodness, I want a whole menu using jumpers—complete with drag-and-drop, and tweezers to fish them out if you drop them!

  • http://Www.demasseur.me Remon

    Is this why we can't have ikarate on the c64 emulator?

  • http://Www.demasseur.me Remon

    Is this why we can't have ikarate on the c64 emulator?

  • DotComCTO

    One of my favorite arcade games back in the day. I had that game completely mastered. I wonder how well the controls will work, because the timing on the joysticks was critical to success.

  • DotComCTO

    One of my favorite arcade games back in the day. I had that game completely mastered. I wonder how well the controls will work, because the timing on the joysticks was critical to success.

  • owl

    I would play this game in the arcade when I was low on cash because you can beat the game by doing the following sequence, up up, up down, left left, right right.

  • owl

    I would play this game in the arcade when I was low on cash because you can beat the game by doing the following sequence, up up, up down, left left, right right.

  • Rob

    Also one of my favorite arcade games - it's great to see that 2-player is supported. It looks like they've put a lot of TLC into this port...

  • Rob

    Also one of my favorite arcade games - it's great to see that 2-player is supported. It looks like they've put a lot of TLC into this port...

  • mangler

    I am super keen for this one. One of my fav's back in the day, can't wait to try it on my iphone / ipad.

  • http://www.backflipstudios.com Backflip Studios

    I cannot express in words how excited I am about this one. Seriously, my dreams have been answered. This was the one game in the arcade that I could play long enough that it made (some) financial sense. Nice work!

    • http://www.RevolutionaryConcepts.net Revolutionary Concepts

      So it's a deal, 5% of RagDoll Blaster2 revenues for one advance copy of Karate Champ :D hehe. So glad to hear you are a fan of the game like us, though I suspect I have spent more time playing PaperToss ;)

  • mangler

    I am super keen for this one. One of my fav's back in the day, can't wait to try it on my iphone / ipad.

  • http://www.backflipstudios.com Backflip Studios

    I cannot express in words how excited I am about this one. Seriously, my dreams have been answered. This was the one game in the arcade that I could play long enough that it made (some) financial sense. Nice work!

    • http://www.RevolutionaryConcepts.net Revolutionary Concepts

      So it's a deal, 5% of RagDoll Blaster2 revenues for one advance copy of Karate Champ :D hehe. So glad to hear you are a fan of the game like us, though I suspect I have spent more time playing PaperToss ;)

  • JB

    FULL POINT!

  • JB

    FULL POINT!

  • Gates

    This game was the best. You had the OP leg sweep that came out too fast and too long of a range, and then you had the spin kick that nailed the other dude in the balls.

  • Gates

    This game was the best. You had the OP leg sweep that came out too fast and too long of a range, and then you had the spin kick that nailed the other dude in the balls.

  • http://www.callboxlive.com Stan Winstone

    SWEEET- I spent many a morning at 7-Eleven playing Karate Champ before school.

  • http://www.callboxlive.com Stan Winstone

    SWEEET- I spent many a morning at 7-Eleven playing Karate Champ before school.

  • Brrrt

    Sweet! I'm ready to buy!

    Now how about Rampage, Tron, Star Wars(original vector), and mk2?

  • Brrrt

    Sweet! I'm ready to buy!

    Now how about Rampage, Tron, Star Wars(original vector), and mk2?

  • Merl Wayneson

    There is no fear in this dojo!

  • Merl Wayneson

    There is no fear in this dojo!

  • Jack

    Hmmm I don't see all the hype about retro gaming. Actually there were a lot of very good titles out there, indeed... But I don't need a pixelate 8-bit gfx to make it feel good...
    Seems a lot of you are enjoying those retro eye-cancer graphics so it's ok, it's just that I don't really get it for myself. Oh and I am born in the late 70s, so I'm not a 12-years old gfx whore ;)

    • Ridgecity

      It's called nostalgia and not everyone has it.

  • Jack

    Hmmm I don't see all the hype about retro gaming. Actually there were a lot of very good titles out there, indeed... But I don't need a pixelate 8-bit gfx to make it feel good...
    Seems a lot of you are enjoying those retro eye-cancer graphics so it's ok, it's just that I don't really get it for myself. Oh and I am born in the late 70s, so I'm not a 12-years old gfx whore ;)

    • Ridgecity

      It's called nostalgia and not everyone has it.

  • MilesO'Toole

    Those joysticks and buttons look really good.

  • MilesO'Toole

    Those joysticks and buttons look really good.

  • mangler

    @ Jack

    Well, I have a 360, a PS3 and a gaming PC and I still occasionally enjoy playing Karate Champ on MAME. So, yeah, I love eyecandy as much as the next guy. But Karate Champ still does it for me after all these years... ;-) I'll definitely be picking this one up.

  • mangler

    @ Jack

    Well, I have a 360, a PS3 and a gaming PC and I still occasionally enjoy playing Karate Champ on MAME. So, yeah, I love eyecandy as much as the next guy. But Karate Champ still does it for me after all these years... ;-) I'll definitely be picking this one up.

  • Guillaume

    Down-UP, then Up-Up, then Right-Right. You could finish the game using just this combo, without being hit once. I wonder if this super combo exists in that version too :)

  • Guillaume

    Down-UP, then Up-Up, then Right-Right. You could finish the game using just this combo, without being hit once. I wonder if this super combo exists in that version too :)

  • Alexander

    Im intrester for copy of source code for carate champ
    I looking for that for years
    Any one can help?

    electronicsham@yahoo.com.au