Karate Champ

Karate Champ(tm)

Instruction Manual

Data East(r)


Data East brings you arcade realism at home!

Put on your black belt and challenge your friends or the computer through nine
picturesque settings to become the Karate Champ. Flatten your opponent by
deftly executing the kicks and punches at your command. Sharpen your martial
art skills through the series of karate matches in this super arcade classic.


1. Precautions

1) Always turn the power off before inserting or removing the Game Pak from
your Nintendo Entertainment System.

2) This is a high precision game. It should not be stored in places that are
very hot or cold. Never hit it or drop it. Do not take it apart.

3) Avoid touching the connector, do not get them wet or dirty. Doing so may
damage the game.

4) Do not clean with benzene, paint thinner, alcohol or other such solvents.


2. Names of controller parts and operating instructions

Controller 1 - For 1 player game
Controller 2 - For second player in 2 player game.

Control Pad
Moves player on the screen.

Use either the A button or B button, or both, to execute the various moves.

Select button: When this button is pressed, the mark will move between "1
player" and "2 players".

Start button: Press this button to begin.


3. How to play

One-player version
In the one-player version, you are the white player and the computer is red.
You can expect the computer to get smarter and faster at the more competitive
levels of the game.

Two-player version
Throughout a series of karate matches at various locations, your objective is
to flatten your opponent as often and as quickly as you can, by deftly exe-
cuting the kicks and punches at your command.

Each match consists of a series of rounds at nine picturesque settings. Two
points win a round and two rounds (out of three) win a match. The winner of a
match earns the exclusive right to earn bonus points before the next match
begins at another location.

One round lasts for 30 seconds or until one player gets two points. The first
player to score two points, or the player with more (match) points when the
clock runs out, wins that round.

The Referee
The referee begins all rounds, and determines the winner of a round where
neither opponent has scored two match points after 30 seconds have elapsed.
the referee will award the round to the player who has earned the higher num-
ber of match points.

If the clock runs out and each opponent has earned an equal number of match
points, the referee will award the round to the player who has scored the
higher number of "score points", based on the value of his kicks and punches.
(See Scoring for the distinction between "match points" and "score points".)


Player moves

Move Match Points Score points
Lunge punch Full 100
Half 50
Low punch Full 200
Half 100
Front kick Full 300
Half 150
Back kick Full 300
Half 150
Round kick Full 500
Half 250
Low kick Full 300
Half 150
Foot sweep Full 400
Half 200
Jumping kick Full 800
Half 400
Jumping back Full 800
kick Half 400
Back round Full 700
kick Half 350


How to select moves

Right lever Joystick Left lever
A+B B A - - - B A A+B
Round Back Lunge - - - Lunge Back Round
Kick Kick Punch - - - Punch Kick Kick
Round Back Jumping Jump Up Jump Jumping Back Round
Kick Round Kick Kick Round Kick
Kick Kick
Jump Jump Front Forward Right Withdraw Low Low Jump
right Back Kick /block Kick Kick right
Low Foot Foot Squat Down Squat Foot Foot Low
Punch Sweep Sweep Sweep Sweep Punch
left right left right
Jump Low Low Withdraw Left Forward Front Jump Jump
left Kick Kick /block Kick back left


Mastering your moves

Master your moves by playing a two-player game against an invisible person.
Your opponent's player will remain static, and you can learn the different
characteristics of your moves. Learn which moves execute quickly, which work
best in close range or long range, how to quickly move out of reach of your
opponent. You can block moves only if your opponent is attacking you.

Properly executing moves

To fully execute a selected kick or punch, you must hold the button down long
enough to register. Releasing the button too early results in a half-executed
move, and leaves you vulnerable to counter-attack.


Bonus screen scoring

At the end of each match, the victor has an opportunity to gain some bonus
points. Any one of three screens will present you with an intriguing challenge.
Knock down flying objects for bonus points.

If you survive the first challenge, you'll get a chance to do it again, up to
a maximum of five per bonus situation - unless, of course you get flattened