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Tae Kwon Don't
By Matthew Diener 24 December 2012
Karateka (a.k.a. Karateka Classic) | Developer:
Liquid Entertainment | Publisher:
Karateka LLC | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Action, Fighting, Music/
Rhythm | Players:
1 | Version:
Nostalgia is a heady substance. When sipped judiciously, it can make an average game experience into something to be savoured as each screen brings along with it flashes of long-forgotten memories.
Drink too deeply from the cup of nostalgia, however, and you'll wake up with a nasty hangover and night that you'd rather forget.
Karateka, a reboot of Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner's 1984 beat-'em-up of the same name is a prime example of how not to enjoy nostalgia responsibly.
A pretty atmosphere and reliance on nostalgia don't make up for the simple gameplay, low amount of content, and buggy nature of this release