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The Karate Kid instruction manual
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electronic circuitry. Avoid subjecting it to undue shock
or extremes of temperature. Never attempt to open or dismantle
the Game Pak.
Do not touch the terminal leads or allow them to come into
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Think you can handle a real Martial Arts challenge? Then how about
guiding DANIEL SAN through the series of hazards, obstacles and
challenges that stand in his path? But don't think that just being
able to fight will get you through. This time its not enough to just
punch, kick, and jump...this time your total Martial Arts training
will be put to the test. Your discipline and inner control could be
what saves your life. You must prove that you are capable of
thinking, reasoning, and reacting. Catching a fly with your
chopsticks, or splitting blocks of ice with your bare hand
is just as important as fighting face to face with your enemy.
This challenge will take you to the Karate Tournament in L.A., the back
roads of Okinawa and many strange areas beyond. Always keep your mind
clear and remember all that you've been taught and maybe...just maybe.
.. you'll make it.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
HOW TO USE THE CONTROLLER
HOW TO PLAY
FEATURES OF EACH STAGE
INTRODUCTION TO BONUS STAGES
INTRODUCTION TO CHARACTERS
1.How to use the controller
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B Button: Kick
A Button: Punch
Select Button: Select game mode
Start Button: Start or pause the game
You can play with THE KARATE KID in 2 different ways. One way is the
usual game play and the other is ONE-ON-ONE against an opponent. (see
page 6) The usual game play is made up of 4 REGULAR GAME STAGES and 3
The first stage is the KARATE TOURNAMENT. Here you must defeat all your
opponents and become the champion before you can advance to the 2nd
stage. This is where the scrolling starts and you are attacked by many
enemy fighters on your way to the final confrontation with Chozen.
During the BONUS STAGES you can earn Special Techniques like the CRANE
KICK and the DRUM PUNCH which you can save and use later in the game.
You can also earn them by touching the C and D symbols whenever they
You can enter and challenge a BONUS STAGE by jumping into one of the
dark doorways that appear in the background. Your skill in the BONUS
STAGE is what will determine how many points you score and how
many Special Techniques you earn.
GAME MODE SELECTION
Press the start button and the GAME MODE SELECTION screen is displayed.
Select 1 of the 3 modes; 1 Player, 2 Players or ONE-ON-ONE.
The 1 Player and the 2 Players games are usual game play. The ONE-ON-ONE
game is played by 2 players against each other. One is Daniel-San and the
other is Chozen. While playing in this mode, no Special Techniques can be
There are 2 very powerful and destructive Special Techniques that are
available to be used in addition to the basic punch and kick. They are
the DRUM PUNCH
and the CRANE KICK.
You can earn these Special Techniques during the BONUS STAGES. The
higher your score, the more Special Techniques you earn. The number
of CRANE KICKS AND DRUM PUNCHES you have is displayed in the upper
right hand corner of the screen. You are limited to this number only.
CRANE KICKS and DRUM PUNCHES can be used by pressing the A button
and DRUM PUNCHES can be used pressing the B button, but only
when you are not pushing the control pad. If you are pushing the
control pad at the same time, the A button will be a normal punch,
and the B button will be a normal kick.
FEATURES OF EACH STAGE
1st STAGE -KARATE TOURNAMENT
During this stage you must compete against 4 different opponents
in the First Round, Quarter Final, Semi Final, and Final Rounds. You
must win the tournament to advance to the next stage. You are given
4 CRANE KICKS to use at the beginning of the tournament. The Life Level
indicator does not change during this stage, but if you are defeated
in any of the rounds, you lose won CHANCE.
2nd Stage -DANIEL-SAN IN OKINAWA
During this stage, you must scroll the screen to the right as several
enemy fighters jump out to challenge you. If you defeat all of them
and advance to the end of the stage, CHOZEN will be there waiting
for you. You can always see how close you are to the end by checking
your position on the MAP displayed in the upper left of the screen.
3rd STAGE -THE TYPHOON STRIKES
During this stage you must battle against gusting winds and torrential
rains as you try to avoid flying sticks and birds being blown backwards.
You must beat the many enemy fighters, defeat CHOZEN and then rescue
the little girl who is trapped on the tower.
4th STAGE -SUMMER FESTIVAL
During this stage you travel to the ruins of a castle by the sea. You
must fight against many enemy fighters who are now carrying spears
and then battle CHOZEN, who is more powerful in this stage than he was
in the last. Chozen is holding KUKIMO as a hostage and as you fight him you
must also try to rescue her and prevent her from falling into the water.
INTRODUCTION TO BONUS STAGE
CHOPSTICKS FLY CATCH
During this stage you must direct DANIEL-SAN to catch as many flies
as he can with his chopsticks. You have 15 seconds to do so.
The A and B buttons control the chopsticks and the control pad moves
ICE BLOCK BREAK
During this stage you must exercise DANIEL-SAN's Martial Arts control
to try and get him to break as many ice blocks as possible.
As soon as he starts his Karate Breathing, the Life Level indicator
begins to move. When the indicator is in its highest position, quickly
press either the A or B button.
DANIEL-SAN's breathing rate relates directly to the amount of power
he has at that time. You must learn to observe and understand the
relationship between the indicator and the breathing if you want to
succeed in this stage. This stage is limited to 15 seconds.
This is the stage where DANIEL-SAN practices the DRUM PUNCH Technique.
The hammer swings back and forth 6 times and you must dodge it
without jumping off . You can dodge it by pressing either the A
or B button. The number of times you successfully dodge the hammer
determines how many bonus points you get.
You do not score if you jump off. If you are hit by the hammer or fall
down, the stage ends.
INTRODUCTION TO CHARACTERS
CHOZEN- 2000 pts.
ENEMY (FOLLOWER OF CHOZEN)- 200 pts.
ENEMY WITH A SPEAR- 500 pts.
FLYING STICK- 100 pts.
In addition to what is shown on these 2 pages, you can score points
by hitting cabbage and bonsai plants thrown by enemy fighters.
LIFE LEVEL CHARACTERS