Karate Champ iOS
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Karate Champ

by CROOKS & CROOKS, Inc.

Price: $2.99

Don't miss the chance to grab a piece of gaming history!
The original arcade fighter from Data East, now complete with **MULTI-PLAYER**, Karate Champ is the very first fighting game and spawned a thousand imitators.

One of IGN's Top10 Most Influential Games of all time, and to many the game that embodies what a fighter should be.
Featured in iTunes must-have 'Retro Games', Former Top10 Arcade Game worldwide and nominated for the 'Best App Ever Awards' and Included in Touch Arcades list of must have apps for iPhone.

As featured by Apple, Gizmodo, Touch Arcade, and Pocket Gamer, Karate champ is more than a blast from the past and a must-have for your fighting game / retro collection, Karate Champ is unique for it's use of TWO STICKS NO BUTTONS, VERTICAL screen, and 2 player mode via wifi and bluetooth.

This not only makes it unique among the fighting game fraternity but perfectly suited to the iPhone from a control perspective, and one of the best 2 player experiences on iTunes.

Features include:

  • Dual Arcade Stick Controls (no DPad or buttons).
  • Vertical orientation (no thumbs covering the action :)
  • Virtual arcade cabinet surround and facia
  • 1 Player vs CPU over 12 environments
  • 2 PLAYERS via Bluetooth and WIFI !!
  • all the bonus rounds (including the rampaging bull :)
  • all the classic 80's sounds
  • Various New User Settings

Super large Character Option
Customise the arcade unit facia
Old school scanlines on/off

  • and much much more.


This is no random button masher, it's about skillfully executing perfectly timed karate moves against ever more challenging opponents in your quest to become the one true Karate Champ!

Rebuilt from the ground up for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Karate Champ is a beloved retro classic without equal.

Support Notes:

i) 2 Player Mode requires access to wifi OR 2 devices with compatible bluetooth.

ii) Karate Champ provides a lag free experience but to ensure best results use either Wifi OR Bluetooth but don't leave both on as it can cause network confusion in rare cases.

iii) Karate Champ has been designed for iPhone and iPod Touch play but also looks and plays GREAT on the iPad with 2x scaling and of course multiplayer via wifi/bluetooth. :)

*Separate dedicated iPad version 'Karate Champ XL' also available with 2 Player head to head SPLITSCREEN mode.

Need help? Use our Karate Champ Walkthrough page or sign up and make your contribution today.

What's new in version 2.0

NEW Retina Graphics! Support for iPhone5, 5S, 5C 4" Screen Improved Multi-player via Bluetooth or wifi New icon

Rank in top paid apps

Ranking - Games (iPhone) - United States
  • Karate Champ is currently ranked #197 on the iOS store in united states.
  • Karate Champ is a good rated app with 4 stars.

App Updates (View More)

  • Release v2.0 May 20, 2010

Karate Champ App Details

Karate Champ is an arcade game app for iOS, developed by CROOKS & CROOKS, Inc.. The app is compatible with iOS 5.0 or later on the following devices: iPhone 6, iPad 3, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer.

Below are the links to download the app on iOS. To download the app for Android, click here.

Developer site: Support

Quick Details

Current Version: 2.0
File Size: 19Mb
Genre: Arcade, Action
Publisher: CROOKS & CROOKS, Inc.
Content Rating: 12+
Users Rating: 4.00 (12 reviews)
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Karate Champ Reviews

Can't put it down
Rated 5 out of 5
By DeeXMan on March 9, 2017
This game was my favorite as a kid. Spent hours and countless quarters on this game. And don't believe the...
Rick karate champ
Rated 3 out of 5
By Peter mkneelee on January 7, 2017
This game is really fun I dislike the that a tie always seem to go to computer and that red...
Pretty Darn Good!
Rated 5 out of 5
By Hydra vein on November 25, 2015
Hasn't been updated for awhile, but why fix what isn't broke? Just like the original. A lot of fun.
Pretty Darn Good!
Rated 5 out of 5
By Hydra vein on November 25, 2015
Hasn't been updated for awhile, but why fix what isn't broke? Just like the original. A lot of fun.
1st review 20/20
Rated 5 out of 5
on July 11, 2015
This game is a classic yes it will never be able to replace the joy stick arcade game but it...
Close, But Not Quite
Rated 4 out of 5
on April 30, 2015
I used to be the king of this game at the arcade so I know what I'm talking about. This...
Karate Champ
Rated 5 out of 5
on September 23, 2014
Really great game. It's legendary.

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