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The 100 Greatest Games | 86 | International Karate+

YEAR: 1987     FORMAT: ZX SPECTRUM, COMMODORE 64, AMSTRAD CPC

The 100 Greatest Games | 86 | International Karate+


While the clunky martial arts action in IK+ is embarrassingly primitive compared to today's flashy fighters, it helped launch the careers of two of gaming's most notable stars. Designed by Archer Maclean, the brains behind Dropzone, and with a soundtrack by Rob Hubbard - whose other composing credits include Monty On The Run, Commando and Master Of Magic - IK+ is notable as the coming together of minds that helped define the global industry we know today, the game itself also becoming a fan favourite in the late 80s amongst kids hooked on pirate Bruce Lee VHS tapes.

Memorable for...
Awesome Bruce Lee sound effects. The game became infamous for its squawks and shouts, all shamelessly ripped from Enter The Dragon. As, in fact, was the music, which was considered dramatic enough to be performed live in 2005 at the third Symphonic Game Music Concert in Leipzig, Germany.

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