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Karate Champ (US)

| 1984
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Units produced: Data East USA
Controls/Input Device: Control(doublejoy4way)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: kchamp

Display: raster 256x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver kchamp.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 256; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


WIP:

- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.


LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)


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* Raine


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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip


Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Karate Champ (c) 1984 Data East USA.

A seminal 1-on-1 fighting game set over the course of a karate tournament, Karate Champ was the first game of its type and would influence every game of the fighting genre that followed. Karate Champ's control system utilised a somewhat awkward dual joystick control system, with simultaneous joystick manipulation required to execute even the simplest of kicks.

- TECHNICAL -

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz), DAC

Players : 2
Control : Double 4-way joysticks

- TRIVIA -

Karate Champ was released in September 1984 in the USA.

This game is known in Japan as "Karate Dou".

This is where an entire genre began; the 1-on-1 fighting game. The list of titles Karate Champ would go on to inspire is near-endless - needless to say, without this game, "Street Fighter", and countless others like it, might never have happened. The only description that can truly do this game justice is seminal.

Alexander Stojanovic holds the official record for this game with 250600 points on January 7, 2011.

Michael Jackson used to own this game. It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on April 24, 2009.

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Nintendo Famicom [US] (November 1986) "Karate Champ [Model NES-KC]"

* Computers :
Tandy Color Computer [US] (1985) "Karate"
Apple II [US] (1985)
Commodore C64 [US] [EU] (1985)

Others :
Apple iPhone/iPad [US] (May 20, 2010) [Model 335387077]
Apple iPhone/iPad [US] (August 24, 2010) "Karate Champ XL [Model 385462349]"

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1260&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
000000A2 C167 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 C91A 00000000 FFFFFFFF Stop White/PL1 Winning
00000001 C91A 00000001 FFFFFFFF One hit to win Now! PL1
00010001 C91B 00000001 FFFFFFFF One hit to win Now! PL1 (2/2)
00000001 C91A 00000000 FFFFFFFF Set PL1 Points to 0 Now!
00010001 C91B 00000000 FFFFFFFF Set PL1 Points to 0 Now! (2/2)
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 C91C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Stop Red/PL2 Winning
00000001 C91C 00000001 FFFFFFFF One hit to win Now! PL2
00010001 C91D 00000001 FFFFFFFF One hit to win Now! PL2 (2/2)
00000001 C91C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Set PL2 Points to 0 Now!
00010001 C91D 00000000 FFFFFFFF Set PL2 Points to 0 Now! (2/2)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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