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Karate Blazers (World)

Karate Blazers (c) 1991 Video System.

A horizontally scrolling fighting game for one to four players. Each playable character (chosen from Mark, Glen, Akira and Gil) kicks and punches their way through a number of enemy-packed levels. In addition to kicking and puching, each character also has their own unique 'special attack'; a move that injures multiple on-screen enemies at the cost of some of the player's health.

While in no way original (drawing most of its inspiration from Capcom's "Final Fight"), Karate Blazers is both hugely playable and very fast and frenetic, with the amount of on-screen enemies at times overwhelming. The graphics are also well drawn and nicely animated.


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 352 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 1024

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


Game designer : N. Yorichika

Programmers : Good Townsman, Moo Yagiyama2, Willful Rabbit

Visual designers : N. Yorichika, Shoko Ishimoto, Y. Funada, T. Nishigaki, Hikihara, T. Akamatsu, K. Yamamotoya, H. Motono, H. Hino, Hyoue Ogawa, Akira, Takashi Itoh

Sound designers : Kenji Okuda, Naoki Itamura, Suda Akira