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Romset and name:
karatblz Karate Blazers (World, set 1)
Short name:
Karate Blazers
Manufacturer:
Video System Co.
Year:
Genre:
Fighter
Category:
Fighter / 2.5D
Serie:
Karate Blazers
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 4 players (solo, 2-4 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
2 Players, 3 Players, 4 Players, 4 Players (Team)
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
352x240@60 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
Speaker, YM2610 OPNB
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.37b1 (0.37) released on apr-06 2000
Last release:
Mame 0.226 released on oct-28 2020
Clone of:
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Bios:
Not required
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-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
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GOOD
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Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Preliminary
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 29 years ago:

    Karate Blazers © 1991 Video System Company, Limited.

    A horizontally scrolling fighting game for 1 to 4 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 punching, 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.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: Motorola 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: Yamaha YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

    Players: 4
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 4

    TRIVIA
    Released in August 1991 in Japan.

    The boss of the 3rd stage is inspired by Sato, a character of the movie 'Black Rain' (directed by Ridley Scott and acted by Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia). Sato was interpreted by the Japanese actor Yusaku Matsuda, died shortly after the movie was made. Even the stage when you fight the boss (the factory) seems somehow inspire from the movie's background (in a movie's scene, Nick - interpreted by Michael Douglas - try to defeat Sato in a steelworks, quite similar to the game's stage).

    STAFF
    Game Designer: Naozumi Yorichika (N. Yorichika)
    Programmers: Good Townsman, Moo Yagiyama2, Willful Rabbit
    Visual Designers: Naozumi Yorichika (N. Yorichika), Shoko Ishimoto, Yoshihiro Funada (Y. Funada), T. Nishigaki, Hikihara, T. Akamatsu, K. Yamamotoya, H. Motono, Hikari Hino (H. Hino), Hyoue Ogawa, Akira, Takashi Itoh
    Sound Designers: Kenji Okuda, Naoki Itamura, Suda Akira
    Special Thanks: Akisama, Yamacyan, A. Nonami, W. Yamazaki

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1259&o=2
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