YMMV / Karateka

  • Awesome Music: The original. For something that uses only the PC speaker, it's very impressive that the music really sounds like it's being played using electric guitars.
  • Game Breaker: In the remake, the Chi Attack is this during the latter part of a boss fight. As long as you're not wasting it on mooks (who, given the relative simplicity of the game, you shouldn't need it for) it gives the player a free block from any attack or group of attacks as well as a longer combo string.
  • Goddamned Bats: The falcon.
  • Surprisingly Improved Remake: The original game is quite dull by today's standards. The remake keeps the atmosphere of the original, but greatly refines the gameplay mechanics and provides an incentive to replay the game.
  • That One Puzzle: The infamous gate, known for an obtuse solution that changes between ports.