Arcade Game: Karate Champ (1984 Data East) -

Arcade Game: Karate Champ (1984 Data East)

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A 1-on-1 Vs Fighting game taking at at a karate tournament. It was the world’s first 1-on-1 Vs Martial Arts Fighting game released for the arcades. This game uses a duel joystick system where you must move them to execute the moves correctly such as punches, kicks, jump kicks.

This game inspired countless and endless number of fighting games especially street fighter and neo geo fighting games, Without this, fighting games in the arcades would have never existed.

There are 2 different versions of this game. Stadium and Street. The Stadium version comes first and gameplay starts at 2:11. Street Version (known as the Vs version) begins at 30:55 and gameplay starts at 34:06.

No cheats used. Only savestates used.

Note: The Stadium version (the original) is endless after beating the last level 30 times and shows no sign of stopping. After all levels are shown, I quit. The street version (known as Vs version) which has 12 different backgrounds in corresponding 12 levels, was thought to be endless which indeed, does have an ending. On this version, the levels only repeat themselves once, which means you have to play those levels twice in order to get to the ending. Once you beaten all of the repeated levels once, the ending is shown and the game is over. I also including the ending from the Japanese version which has the same ending but different fonts and uses Japanese characters.


  1. BE-GIN. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

  2. Played this at the mall arcade room as a kid, good times.

  3. I could never beat thd bull or flying pots mini games

  4. I beat this game multiple times with a quarter,once I figured out that the kneeling stomach punch worked every time,once you started getting up higher in the levels….It takes the bull out every time as well.

  5. 1:26 never seen a mawashi geri executed so beautifully like that ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. I used to wear mofos out with that lunge punch…

  7. Ferris Bueller's Day Off just brought me here and holy did we spend all the money on this game back at the bowling alley. Great memories.

  8. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป thanks.

  9. I Won A Neighborhood Tournament Once Upon A Time Ago…

  10. ใ€Œใƒ“ใƒƒใ‚ฎใƒณใ€ใฃใฆ(็ฌ‘)ใ€Œใƒ•ใ‚กใ‚คใƒˆใ€ใจใ‹ใ€Œใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใƒˆใ€ใงใ‚ˆใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใญ๏ผŸ(็ฌ‘)

  11. If you guys want to check out some cool really old school arcade retro games then come over and check them out.

  12. Wow I forgot about this !!! We loved this game !
    Lol it seemed more super high tech back then ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Check out the virtual fans, hahaha….I have so many good memories playing this game

  14. Quiero estรฉ juego dรณnde lo consigo?

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