Jordan Mechner has been dabbling with his classic PC game Karateka quite a bit these days. He’s reconfigured the game in a new modern setting with three separate heroes in a game for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network and now he’s returning to the classic material for a new release on the iOS/Android front.
In Karateka Classic, players will be able to storm an island fortress, taking on dozens of high-kicking bad guys, birds and other dangers as they set out to rescue a princess from an evil warlord. The game will feature simple-to-use touch-screen controls, as well as a variety of monitor coloring choices, including color CRT, green and amber, in case you feel like playing in a “classic PC” sense. The game will also include a rewind feature, should you feel like making up for a crucial mistake, like walking towards the princess in a battle stance. Ouch.
Karateka Classic will release tomorrow for the bargain price of $.99. It’s certainly worth putting a dollar down for, even for a kick to the face.