KarateChamp.pngI do not believe I've played a karate game since the 16-bit versions of IK+ and must admit to being rather rusty when it comes to more tactical, more technical, slower beat-'em-ups. Still, despite what Street Fighter II and its spawn did to the fighting genre, I did find Karate Master to be a properly enjoyable and refreshingly old-fashioned game. It felt smart and unique and demanding and decidedly retro in both its aesthetics and its pointlessly complex menus, and, despite its minor flaws and lack of polish, it is a game even younger gamers should enjoy. Besides, you'll finally get to understand what we were loving back in the 80s.