Developer: Electronic Arts
Size: 4 megs
No. of players: 2(simultaneously)
evening, after engaging in yet another street brawl with some jerk-off
gang members, Billy Badass(your character) runs into an old man
who offers to teach him "the ways of the warrior". Being
just bad-ass(BILLY Badass, that is) you throw a punch at the old
man(as I think
we'd all do when confronted in this manner)...after picking yourself
up off the ground he offers to train you at his dojo, as payment
to a debt owed to your father(William Badass). You accept his
it all about?
Have you ever wanted to play a game that will just rip your ass to pieces? Well,
Budokan is for you! It's...and I find it hard to even fathom, let alone actually
say: A fight *simulator*. There are four different styles of martial arts available
for you to learn(Karate,
and Kendo). Going to each one of the specific dojos you'll practice the various
moves, and even be given a choice of three opponents to spar with. Once you feel
your have adequately mastered(ha, ha) a specific art, before heading to the Budokan,
you can test it out against a sparring partner who has any of the four arts at
his disposal. Once they get done whipping your ass, you can head back to the
or, foolishly, head off to the Budokan to compete professionally...(good-fucking-luck)
- Sparse...but not bad...a little late 80's VGA-ish, but
again, not too bad at all. The animation is a bit slow, and kind
of stiff...but you
get used to it after a while. The background graphics are actually,
a lot of times, more exciting than anything going on with your character
as you get to watch various wildlife running around and gaze over
beautiful, lush scenery. Speaking of graphics though: You'll notice
this review is packed with pics...I
off every piece of graphic the game has to offer, with the exception
of a few of the opponents at the tournament. I found the overhead
view of the area to be quite amusing as your character choppily
makes his way to one of the dojos...
Sound - Like the graphics, there's just not much
of it. What little there is, is actually done pretty well though.
You've got your various grunts, screams and power yelps for the fighters,
and an assortment of tranquil wildlife noises going on in the background.
are a few(like, maybe three) musical pieces that accompany you through
the cut scenes...nothing too memorable, and just about what you'd
expect from the mood of the game.
- Overly complicated....and slow to respond. Each move
has to be performed using a combination of a directional pad press
and a button...then the more powerful moves require weird-ass combinations
like "forward, back, back up + attack". If you were in
the right stance, the move *might* come off...if not, nope...if
you did it too fast, nope. Of course, this has to be done while
the overly vicious AI is just hopping their asses over to you,
using some impossibly hard air spinning move that kills you in
a Bo to the head for 150 Alex...
- This is the kind of AI that would fuck your mother,
up the ass, right in front of you. Since blocking is simply a pipe
dream, you just have to be on all-out offense and pray. Assuming
you've got the nunchakus with you, this works out pretty well...but
if you don't, kiss your ass goodbye.
value - Pretty much little to none. It's kind of cool to play
around with at first, as there's just not a whole lot out there like
it...but once you've fucked around with various arts long enough, there's
not much to do except attempt to take on the Budokan tournament...and
shit just falls apart from there.
for better gaming experiences:
you run out of Nunchaku at the Budokan, it's fucking over...just put the
controller down and walk away...(trust me on this)
rating: 45(out of 100) - It's definitely an interesting concept,
it just doesn't make for a particularly fun game. Kudos go out to
it just for the fact that there's nothing out there quite like
it(except for Best of the Best Championship Karate, I guess)...but
Cat's review: Bleh....keep this piece of sim-crap away from this
kitty! Give me Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter, this puss craves action!
stance!? No match against my Shadow Kick...oh wait, I'm not Johnny Cage.
like having your ass whipped by an 80 year old man with a stick...
for a quick slap to the nuts with the nunchaku!
kids, chinese wise man once say: