Prince Of Persia Creator Brings Karateka To iPhone And iPad

By Sumit Passary | Dec 22, 2012 10:06 AM EST

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The creator of Prince of Persia , Jordan Mechner, brings the classic karate game, Karateka, to iPad and iPhone.

The original Karateka game released in 1984 was a 2D side-scrolling game where a player controls an unnamed character who is attempting to rescue his much-loved Princess Mariko, from Akuma's castle fortress. The game with simple graphics enabled a gamer to travel left to right or vice-versa on the screen.

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"Whether you are a nostalgic Karateka fan or new to the game, Karateka will charm you with its classic love story set in feudal Japan. Fight to save the lovely Mariko from the evil warlord Akuma and reunite her with her True Love!" per the game description on Apple App stote.

When compared to the original version the latest Karateka has much more details like bamboo forests, falling leaves, and other ornate Japanese architecture. The new Karateka also has various camera angle views of the character.

The original Karateka had only one character, but the new version has three characters: Mariko's True Love, The Monk, and The Brute. Each hero features his own style of musical accompaniment, enriching the feel of each character.

"Karateka is widely considered to be one of the greatest 8-bit home computer games ever created. It wasn't a game so much as a living story that you, the player, were a part of... The new Karateka legitimately feels like it might be what Mechner's original idea would have been, if then were now," reported Touch Arcade.

The game is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (third generation), iPod touch (fourth generation), iPod touch (fifth generation), and iPad and requires iOS 4.0 or later. However, the description of the game states "The requirements listed are incorrect. The minimum requirements for Karateka are an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S."

The game is available to download for $2.99 from Apple App Store and is 644MB in size.

Check out the video trailer of the game below.

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