Karate champ

Before Tekken before StreetFighter there was one fighting game in the arcades that set the mark for everything that was to follow, that game was KARATE CHAMP.

We chose to recreate Karate Champ (again no ports here) because we felt it was the perfect example of a retro title that would actually benefit from touchscreen controls. Unlike other fighters it’s no button masher, instead much like a real Karate matchup you would win by making very precisely timed moves to defeat your opponent.

For the mobile version we introduced dual virtual joysticks, 2player head to head via bluetooth and an iPad splitscreen mode. Fair to say in 2010 this retro remake was ahead of its time!