The Karate Kid: Part II is a beat-em-up based on the popular movie of the '80s with Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita.
The Karate Kid: Part II is a beat-em-up based on the popular movie of the '80s with Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. The game was created by Steve Bak and Pete Lyon and published by MicroDeal in 1987 for the Amiga and Atari ST.
When it was released in 1987, the game represented a big step forward compared to the existing beat-em-ups. Considering that International Karate was available only for the Commodore 64, Karate Kid was probably the best fighting game on the Amiga. With excellent visuals and perfect conversion of the movie images into computer graphics, MicroDeal's title amazed the players. It was one of those releases that convinced users to move from an 8-bit computer to an Amiga.
In terms of gameplay, it wasn't perfect. Especially the difficulty level was too high, and some moves are a bit clunky. With the release of International Karate + in 1988, an absolute masterpiece, the interest in Karate Kid: The Computer Game faded, but this title is still worth rediscovering.
Review by: Manu
Published: 20 June 2021 10:53 am