Objava: 19.12.2016 | 00:01 Fun
For those who have been waiting for few months to play the first Karate game which will be available for all mobile platforms and for those who have just heard that someone, somewhere is making a karate game… well, here is the exclusive – the “Karate Do” game review. Karate News team had a lot of fun playing this game, so we will share our experience.
What is Karate Do?
Firstly, let’s remind what “Karate Do” stands for. The translation from Japanese is: “kara”-empty, te-“hand”, do – “way/path”. So this is an expected name for the first karate game ever.
Karate Do is a multiplayer fighting game which will be available for all mobile platforms and it will be FREE to Play. Concerning the game character, you will be able to play with your favorite karate athletes: Rafael Aghayev, Douglas Brose, Tom Scott, Slobodan Bitevic, Amir Mehdizadeh, Luigi Busa, Kenji Grillon, Stanisalv Horuna, Enes Erkan, Noah Bitsch, Georgios Tzanos, Jonathan Horne, Saeid Ahmadi, Serkan Yagci, Omar Abdelrahman.
Also, there are only authentic karate moves. This is the point where we fell in love with this game. Finally, some real karate!
Currently, the game is in Beta phase. This means the game is almost finished, but it only needs the final touch in a direction You, players, want. We will talk about the way you can play Karate Do below.
The game is based on tournament system placed around the world map. You can choose:
• Exhibition match,
• Small tournament
• Big tournament
Each has a different number of opponents (1, 3 or 5) who are randomly selected. Difficulty is increased with every match won. But if you lose at any stage, you are going back to the beginning. So be careful! After winning the whole tournament, after certain time, the harder tournament will be unlocked. Do not worry, beacause the Karate Do team was thinking about everything, you have a chance to upgrade your character and face with future opponents.
Before we take a look into the game-play, let’s see how you can upgrade your character.
Every karateka has predefined queue of four abilities. You can change them, by unlocking new ones. These four abilities are your fight arsenal for the next fight.
But that’s not all: each ability can be upgraded with three main elements in this game:
1. Water – Range improver
2. Wind – Speed improver
3. Fire – Strength improver
Concerning the block/dodge improver, there is Earth as the fourth element.
Every ability has its pros and cons. For example, kizami tsuki is very fast, but it has a short range, and as you probably already know, it brings you only 1 point, the yuko. On the other hand, mawashi geri jodan is a long-ranged, but a very slow ability. Hence, it brings you 3 points, the ippon.
Also, great depth of this game is recognized in character customization. You will be able to win better karate gi, gloves, and other equipment.
After winning the tournament, you will be rewarded with closed chest, with a certain opening time. There are five types of chests, with different level of prizes inside them:
Prizes are following:
• certain amount of one of the 4 elements
• elixirs (synchronization, luck, epic, legendary).
Now, all you have to do is follow your own “Do”, make your strategy, and go to the top!
After clicking on the fight option, the new scene is coming out. The music gets more dynamic. Oriental instruments are waking up your karate spirit.
At the first glance, you will notice on the top of the screen big rounded queue of four abilities we had mentioned before. Also, at the bottom, there is a mini map – warning for arena exits, which will punish you with -1 point if you step out.
Mechanics are very simple. You play it by only tapping the screen:
• Tap the left side of the screen to block/dodge
• Tap the right side of the screen to attack with your next ability shown above.
The fun factor comes when you realize you need to sharpen your reflexes, and predict your opponent’s moves. Also, your game strategy which depends from predicting your next ability and your opponents distance. This discerns the master of this game from the beginners. So the most important hint we can give you is: hand punches are faster than kicks, but kicks have longer range. It is real karate in this game – so feel the distance! No energy bars, no mashing your phone, only a precise moves with right timing. Simply great!!!
Winner is a player who makes more points in 45 seconds, or the first one who makes 8 points distinction.
And do not forget, this is the game. You have special effects.
Here is the game trailer.
Want to play this game?
As we said, the game is not published yet, so you can not find it on Google Play or App Store at the moment.
But you have a chance to try it by signing up the form for closed beta testing: [CLICK HERE].
After you sign up, the invitation and approval for playing the game will be sent to your e-mail within few days. Be the first who will play and build up Karate Do with Miracle Dojo – the first karate game for mobile platforms. Enjoy!!!
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