Tae Kwon Don't
by Matthew Diener 24/12/2012
Developer: Liquid Entertainment
Publisher: Karateka LLC
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Fighting, Music/ Rhythm
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
©2013 Steel Media Limited
Get even more pocket gaming goodness online at www.pocketgamer.co.uk