International Karate, sometimes known as World Karate Championship, was a System 3 Software publication and development for the home computer that arrived in the late eighties. The goal, as you can probably guess by its secondary title, is to become the world karate championship, achieving a high dan (karate grade, which is determined by the color of the belt that you are able to earn) along the way.
International Karate is a third person perspective game that sort of features a side scroll.
It is a versus style game and competitors will have to face off against each other in an effort to both win, and attain the highest scores possible. The scenery behind each fight will be a real world, recognizable scene from an international venue, such as Japan, Egypt or New York.
There are little mini games in between the fighting where you can earn bonus points by performing silly actions. You will have to break wooden planks, deflect bouncing balls that are being flung at you and other activities in order to glean even more points for your high score total. Overall, International Karate
is a solid game, with or without the sequences between the actual fighting. Most old school fight fans will get a kick out of it.