The Way of the Exploding Fist is a 1985 fighting game by Gregg Barnett of Beam Software. Originally developed on the Commodore 64 and published in June 1985 by Melbourne House,ports were made for Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron and Commodore 16. It was one of the first games to include realistic graphics and movements and borrows heavily from the Data East arcade game Karate Champ which was released the previous year. An NES version was developed by Beam Software but it was never released.
The name of the game is probably a play on Bruce Lee’s fighting system Jeet Kune Do, which can be translated to “Way of the Intercepting Fist”.
>Exploding Fist Remake :
KARATE MASTER Knock Down Blow, is an explosive fighting game of
full contact karate (kakuto Karate), which will involve you not only
in fierce fights, but also in the preparation and training needed for a Karateka to strengthen body and spirit.
BAD BATTLE ARMOR DIVISION, is an intense and enjoyable game Shoote’em up,
that captures the feeling of controlling a humanoid robot manufactured by mass
(Battle Armor),driven by a single soldier,while the action realistic
and excited unfolds in a dramatic conflict on a large scale,
between different factions of the Earth and Mars.
Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax is a video game first published in 1988 for various home computers. It was also released as Axe of Rage in North America. The game is the sequel to Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior (Death Sword in North America), which was published in 1987. In Barbarian II, the player controls a princess or barbarian character, exploring the game world to locate and defeat an evil wizard. The game’s plot is an extension of its predecessor, although the gameplay is different. While the first game offers two players the opportunity for virtual head-to-head combat, the second is solely a single-player adventure with fewer fighting moves.
Palace Software, the developer of the two Barbarian games, marketed the sequel with the same strategy they used for the first game. They hired Maria Whittaker, a model known for her topless work, to pose on the cover and posters as the princess in the game, attempting to recapture the controversy that had boosted sales. Barbarian II received a mixed critical reception. Reviewers were split in their opinions over whether the game was a refreshing and gory adventure, or a boring and lonely sojourn through a confusing digital world.
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