Wayne Whatford over at Revolutionary Concepts dropped us a line to let us know that '80s arcade classic Karate Champ -- both the iPhone [link] and iPad [link] versions -- is on sale this weekend for $0.99, down from $1.99 and $2.99, respectively. This marks a great chance for iPad users who grabbed the iPhone version early on to checkout the version tailored for Apple's tablet, featuring split-screen, head-to-head, two-player action.

In other news from the studio, forum readers may have noted the thread recently started by Revolutionary Concepts, challenging readers to guess what the initials of an upcoming game stand for. Those initials are "U. o. T." and some of the suggestions readers have been making are ... well ... amusing. The studio indicates the game is being created with just two criterion:

  1. It should have ZERO Buttons or onscreen controls of any kind, making it immediately accessible to anyone.
  2. Deliver it to you guys in just 2 weeks from start to finish!

Free copies of the game go to users with the closest (or funniest) guesses, at launch.

Whatford also indicated that his studio's iPhone adaptation of the Data East laserdisc classic Road Blaster is progressing nicely. The only time this game has been seen outside of Japan is in the Sega CD port which not only suffered from the same horrid video compression of all Sega CD games, but also got renamed to Road Avenger. Revolutionary Concepts have completely remastered the game, and when it is finally released, it will play at 60FPS at full iPhone 4 or iPad resolutions. They've also completely redesigned the dashboard of the car, added in tilt controls, and made a whole list of other tweaks. The studio is hoping for an end-of-month release for Road Blaster, we're told.

Whatford tells us that various, unspecified titles will follow shortly behind Road Blaster. Stay tuned.

  • Chocolate

    Karate Champ is a good port, though TS controls still irk me for these types of games. But they did as good as job as possible. We really need a physical dpad/buttons attachment. Why it's taking so long I don't know - there's TONS of money to be made.

    The new mystery game is intriguing. These are good devs, and I like the idea of controls that stem from the platform's strengths.

    Road Blaster - somewhat interested. I generally frown upon those old FMV games, but I played the Sega CD version of this one and it was actually pretty fun. I recall loving the intro, and the music. Lots of gritty atmosphere.

  • Chocolate

    Karate Champ is a good port, though TS controls still irk me for these types of games. But they did as good as job as possible. We really need a physical dpad/buttons attachment. Why it's taking so long I don't know - there's TONS of money to be made.

    The new mystery game is intriguing. These are good devs, and I like the idea of controls that stem from the platform's strengths.

    Road Blaster - somewhat interested. I generally frown upon those old FMV games, but I played the Sega CD version of this one and it was actually pretty fun. I recall loving the intro, and the music. Lots of gritty atmosphere.

  • iPadGamer

    You've got it listed as $12.99 in the sub title.

  • iPadGamer

    You've got it listed as $12.99 in the sub title.

  • Chinito77

    I personally see no reason to change it to Road Blaster. There is no blasting of any sorts in the game. The Avenger title fits it better with the main "hero" seeking revenge. Also, I associate the title Road Blaster with the Atari arcade racer game about a car in the future blasting away at everything on the road.

    Regardless of the title, I am eagerly awaiting this game. :)

    • Chocolate

      Good points about the title.

  • Chinito77

    I personally see no reason to change it to Road Blaster. There is no blasting of any sorts in the game. The Avenger title fits it better with the main "hero" seeking revenge. Also, I associate the title Road Blaster with the Atari arcade racer game about a car in the future blasting away at everything on the road.

    Regardless of the title, I am eagerly awaiting this game. :)

    • Chocolate

      Good points about the title.

  • mgabrys

    I'd rather see EA fix Dragon's Lair. It's been screwed up on my iPad ever since they updated the iPhone 4.0 version.

  • mgabrys

    I'd rather see EA fix Dragon's Lair. It's been screwed up on my iPad ever since they updated the iPhone 4.0 version.

  • MrFooknuts

    I hope they kept in the intro to road avenger, I don't think the arcade version had the intro,.

    If some wants to bring a good mega-cd game to iPhone they should bring out snatcher, that's still to this day the best game I've played and would be a perfect fit for iPhone.

  • MrFooknuts

    I hope they kept in the intro to road avenger, I don't think the arcade version had the intro,.

    If some wants to bring a good mega-cd game to iPhone they should bring out snatcher, that's still to this day the best game I've played and would be a perfect fit for iPhone.

  • Kjsh

    If road avenger contains the Sega CD intro with the 80's rock music, I will buy it instantly. The laserdisc arcade original had an awful blippy music into compared to that one.

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