When the App Store first launched, I don't think anyone imagined that the iPhone would be such a marvelous platform for retro gamers. The amount of games out there that are either direct ports or heavily inspired by classic titles has been absolutely awesome both for fans of these vintage games and newcomers who are getting to experience the roots of video gaming for the first time.

Revolutionary Concepts, the guys behind the phenomenal port of the LaserDisc arcade game Cobra Command [$2.99] just revealed a video of their next game, Karate Champ. The attention to detail is absolutely astounding, between the arcade style cabinet controls, the gameplay itself, and even the announcer voice which is a dead ringer for the Commodore 64 SAM voice.

Released to arcades in 1984, Karate Champ was one of the first fighting games. It later made its way to the Apple II, the Commodore 64, and the NES among other platforms. According to Revolutionary Concepts, it will be submitted to Apple this week and it will launch at $1.99 as soon as it is approved.

  • Brandon

    "oh and it scales very nicely" LOL

  • Brandon

    "oh and it scales very nicely" LOL

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

    Wow- loves me some Karate Champ. Still this was an old school two-sticker back in the day. Seems like the opposite of iPhone touch control. But I'll give it a whirl.

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

    Wow- loves me some Karate Champ. Still this was an old school two-sticker back in the day. Seems like the opposite of iPhone touch control. But I'll give it a whirl.

  • http://www.goldpeon.com starcat

    um...isnt this already out on iphone? and hasnt it been for months? why arent they working on dragons lair 2 or lupin the third lazer disc?

    • http://www.betomachado.com Beto

      i don't know what you're smoking, but no, it's not even finished, let alone out.

  • http://www.goldpeon.com starcat

    um...isnt this already out on iphone? and hasnt it been for months? why arent they working on dragons lair 2 or lupin the third lazer disc?

    • http://www.betomachado.com Beto

      i don't know what you're smoking, but no, it's not even finished, let alone out.

  • http://anelson.ca Ashley

    sux

  • http://anelson.ca Ashley

    sux

  • Cookies

    I must say, looking at the screen shot I did think those were actual joysticks for a moment...and then the blonde moment ended.

  • Cookies

    I must say, looking at the screen shot I did think those were actual joysticks for a moment...and then the blonde moment ended.

  • http://www.northernbytes.ca Philly

    I hate to say it, but a game like this really ought to be priced higher. If priced too low, it'll attract young fanboys that don't get it, and will just mock the old-school graphics/gameplay.

    Looking forward to bashing some bull brains! The bonus rounds were some of the best things in the game.

  • http://www.northernbytes.ca Philly

    I hate to say it, but a game like this really ought to be priced higher. If priced too low, it'll attract young fanboys that don't get it, and will just mock the old-school graphics/gameplay.

    Looking forward to bashing some bull brains! The bonus rounds were some of the best things in the game.

  • Tom

    I can hardly wait. I don't know if I'm the only person that loves having retro games on my ipod.

  • Tom

    I can hardly wait. I don't know if I'm the only person that loves having retro games on my ipod.

  • Brrrt

    No Tom, I too love them as well. My fingers are still crossed for (vector) star wars, rampage and the like

  • Brrrt

    No Tom, I too love them as well. My fingers are still crossed for (vector) star wars, rampage and the like

  • shinobi

    Way of the Exploding Fist on c64 was WAY better than karate champ.

  • shinobi

    Way of the Exploding Fist on c64 was WAY better than karate champ.

  • http://soiled.com Gload

    Spin-kick to the ball sac. This is where fatalities were born.

  • http://soiled.com Gload

    Spin-kick to the ball sac. This is where fatalities were born.