From the Apple II all the way to the App Store. That’s the epic journey the classic beat ‘em up game Karateka has just taken.
Originally released for the Apple II in 1984, Karateka has been reborn as an iOS game appropriately named Karateka Classic:
A side-scrolling karate classic from 1984! The first game by the creator of Prince of Persia, Karateka arrives on iOS with all the challenge and charm of the original Apple II experience. Fight as the lone hero to save the princess from the evil warlord Akuma. His relentless guards and pesky hawk will challenge your skill whether you remember the original, have played the remake, or are experiencing Karateka for the first time.
In contrast, the newly released Karateka Classic features a lone hero and offers the same experience as the original, complete with floppy disk drive noises and CRT display scan lines. And speaking of CRT, Karateka Classic lets you choose between a color CRT or a monochrome one in green or amber.
But Karateka Classic also offers something new, most notably a rewind feature that allows you to undo your mistakes in the game.