Apple classic Karateka reborn for iOS — and how sweet it is

Hiiii-ya! This ain't your father's Karateka — and that's a good thing.

(Credit: Karateka LLC)

At the risk of dating myself (again), I have extremely fond memories of playing the classic action game Karateka on my — wait for it — Apple IIe.

That was 28 years ago, heaven help me. The game’s creator, Jordan Mechner, went on to develop the better-known Prince of Persia, but I remember being totally entranced by Karateka’s then-amazing graphics and compelling damsel-in-distress storyline.

But would I want to play that same game today, even if it were perfectly emulated like that other ’80s classic, Karate Champ? Frankly, no. I’ve never been a fan of arcade or console emulators, because the controls usually don’t translate well and the graphics, well, suck by today’s standards.

That’s why I’m delighted that Mechner, back in the saddle, went the Pitfall route in developing the glorious new … [Read more]

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