Copyright/Publisher: System 3, Release Year: 1986,
Genre: Fighting Sports, Number Of Players: 1 or 2
Super-smooth animation and a superbly graded computer opponent gave System 3 their first
Sizzler. The ageing martial arts theme failed to discourage the ZZAP! reviewers: Gary Penn was
suitably enthusiastic, spoting comments such as 'fast and furious', 'amazing' and 'great',
Gary Liddon spurted 'anyone into synthetic violence shouldnīt miss itī and Julian revealed
a simple nature by simply calling it 'the best fighting game available'.
This was the first really good beatīem up, with brilliant presentation, graphics and sound:
the computer opponents are challenging and the two-player option maintains interest. IK+ is
better, but this is still impressive. GH
IKīs fast and challenging gameplay, great series of moves and superb soundtrack made it
the best one-on-one combat game available...until its sequel came along.
(Gordon) Presentation, Graphics, Hookability and Lastability are all fine, but the Sound,
Value and Overall should go down by about 10% each. Worth it if you canīt afford its
(Jaz) The Soundtrack is brilliant, but graphics should drop to 85%, Hook and Lastability
down by 10% and Overall to mid 80s.