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- Way of the exploding fist, the -

The way of the exploding was the first karate game from Melbourne house leading to a host of lookalike games afterwards. The aim of the game is simple, you must face an opponent in a one-on-one fight. When you hit your opponent you will get half or a full point indicated by the yin-yang symbols and whoever get two such symbols first is the winner. Win three such matches and you will gain one rank and have to face a more difficult opponent. You start as a novice but you can take it all the way up to 10th dan which is the highest you can get in martial arts.

You have many different moves at your disposal and each is done by moving the joystick in a specific direction with or without pressing the fire button. Some are for closerange and others for longrange but you have to think quick to hit your opponent and win. You can defend yourself from any attacks but you must block at the proper height because it's no use blocking high when you are about to be hit on your legs.
There is a two-player option which is quite fun but you better have at least one joystick because sharing the keyboard in such a game will probably lead to actual physical harm :).
There was also a sequel to this game with more varied opponents and also one that had some adventuring in it. Altough the sequels improve upon this game it still holds up well and all the versions here are worth playing with the C64 being the best.

Overal rating: 7/10

Erde Kaiser

This game was released for four different systems here are some notes:
Amstrad CPC Released in 1985.
Game has been tested but not completed with winAPE v2.0 A6.
Graphics are equal to the C64 version but there is almost no sound.
BBC Micro Released in 1985.
Game has been tested but not completed with BeebEm v2.0.
Sounds and graphics are almost up to C64 standards.
C64 Released in 1985.
Game has been tested but not completed with CCS64 v2.0 win.
Nice graphics and sound with a fairly succesfull attempt at some digitized sound effects of screaming noises.
ZX Spectrum Released in 1985.
Game has been tested but not completed with emuZwin v2.5.
Colorfull graphics for a Spectrum game but sadly little or no sound.

Date added Dec-11-2004 19:36
Name Way of the exploding fist, the
Developer Melbourne house
Publisher Melbourne house
First released 1985
Genre Action
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Download Amstrad CPC, filesize: 28 Kb
BBC Micro, filesize: 18 Kb
Commodore 64, filesize: 44 Kb
ZX Spectrum, filesize: 28 Kb
Manual Download manual , filesize: 5 Kb
Zip is the same as the text manual.
Solve / Docs No solve available
Get text manual here

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