International Karate +, often abbreviated as IK+, is a karate fighting video game published in 1987 by System 3, originally for the Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum. It has since been ported to a number of other platforms.
Archer Maclean did most of the work on developing the game, and the music was written by Rob Hubbard. Music for the Amiga version was arranged by Dave Lowe. The game was voted Best 16-bit Soundtrack of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards.In August 2005, the music from the game was performed at the third Symphonic Game Music Concert in Leipzig, Germany.
The game enjoyed a large following in Europe during the late 80’s and even into the early 90’s. In North America it was nowhere near as popular as in Europe, although it became somewhat of a cult game there as well.
Another International Karate Deluxe game (AKA IK++) was ready but unreleased for the Atari ST and Amiga in 1987 .
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