I’m probably dating myself here, but I loved this game back in the day. Way before even the original Street Fighter, I used to sink tons of quarters into this game. For those who never played it, Karate Champ used a unique two-joystick approach to execute various martial arts manuevers, and was actually fairly ahead of its time. It’s also the game Van Damme is playing in the movie Bloodsport (I watched this movie last night and that’s what got me thinking about it). I remember my parents buying me the NES cart almost as soon as it came out, but with no double-joystick, that version of the game was pretty weak.
The reason I’m asking because I’m wondering if anyone knows of an arcade compilation disc (PS1/PS2/etc.) that might have this game in the collection. I’m thinking some dual-shock Karate Champ action might actually rule right now.
EDIT: Wow, it actually does exist for PS2!