International Karate Plus Game History
Although IK+ is quite a basic game, there is no doubting that the graphics for the era are superb. The game was the second in a series of games to be released for the home console market. IK+ had a notorious cheat/bug where by any time the game was paused when a character was knocked to the floor upon getting back to their feet again they would become invincible.
The History of International Karate Plus
The game was originally released in 1987, published by System 3 and mainly developed by Archer Maclean. IK++ was a single or two player game of the beat 'em up/sports sim genre.
The object of the game is very straightforward. The player takes the role of one of the three fighters, and the idea is to be the first fighter to reach six points. There is also a bonus game that appears every two rounds. During the bonus rounds the player has to simply punch and kick away balls or bombs.
International Karate Plus was also famous for it's Easter eggs, which could be accessed by typing out a code or a single letter. These include;
Whenever the the "T" button was pressed the characters trousers fell down.
A Pacman would appear in the background when typing in his name.
Typing in "peri" would make a periscope appear.
Conversions and Sequels
The game has only had one true sequel to date which is;
International Karate 2000 (1999)
IK+ has been released on numerous other home systems, including;
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
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