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    THIS FILE IS WRITTEN IN ORDER TO TEACH YOU HOW TO WIN THE GAME "KARATEKA," BY
    
    BR0DERBUND.
    
    
    
    UNLIKE AN ADVENTURE WALK THROUGH, YOU STILL HAVE TO LEARN THE MOVES. I WILL
    
    EXPLAIN WHAT TO DO TO WIN THE GAME, AFTER THAT, IT IS UP TO YOU.
    
    
    
    
    
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    I CONSIDER THE GAME IN 3 LEVELS.  THE FIRST LEVEL IS OUTSIDE OF THE CASTLE,
    
    THE SECOND LEVEL IS INSIDE, AND THE THIRD IS UNDER THE FIRST LEVEL. EACH LEVEL
    
    HAS ITS OWN GROUP OF FIGHTERS, ALTHOUGH THE THIRD LEVEL IS SOMEWHAT INTERMIXED.
    
    
    
    YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETE MASTERY OF THE CONTROLS IN ORDER TO WIN THIS GAME.
    
    IF YOU CAN'T CONTROL YOUR MAN, PRACTICE.  IT IS NOT TOO DIFFICULT, USING THE
    
    JOYSTICK OF COURSE.
    
    
    
    
    
    LEVEL ONE
    
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    WHEN YOU START THIS LEVEL, YOU HAVE JUST CLIMBED THE CASTLE AND YOU ARE
    
    STANDING IN FRONT OF AN ENEMY. NOTICE THIS MAN'S HEAD.  IT IS BY THE HEAD, OR
    
    MASK, THAT EACH FIGHTER IS DISTINGUISHED FROM THE OTHER.
    
    
    
    AGAINST THESE FIGHTERS OF LEVEL ONE, THERE ARE TWO STRATEGIES YOU CAN USE.
    
    
    
       1. KICK IN THE FOOT METHOD
    
    
    
            THIS METHOD IS ALMOST "CHEAP." THESE FIGHTERS WILL MOVE TOWARDS YOU
    
            CONSTANTLY.  ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS STAND BACK AND WHENEVER THEY MOVE
    
            FORWARD, DO A DOWNWARD KICK THREE TIMES.   IF YOU DO THIS A SUFFICIENT
    
            NUMBER OF TIMES, THE MAN WILL DIE.  YOU MIGHT SUFFER A FEW BLOWS, BUT
    
            THAT IS NO PROBLEM.  YOU WILL KILL ALL THE GUARDS.
    
    
    
    
    
       2. BANZAI METHOD
    
    
    
            THE OTHER STRATEGY YOU CAN USE ON THE FIRST LEVEL GUARDS IS THE SO
    
            CALLED BANZAI METHOD. ALL YOU DO HERE IS PRESS BOTH BUTTONS ALL THE
    
            TIME WHILE MOVING FORWARD.  BY PRESSING BOTH BUTTONS, YOU WILL BE KICK-
    
            ING AND PUNCHING RANDOMLY, THUS CONFUSING AND KILLING THE GUARD.  THIS
    
            METHOD WILL NOT
    
            WORK ON ANY OTHER LEVEL, I
    
            GUARANTEE IT.
    
    
    
    
    
    HINTS: REMEMBER THAT THE FIRST LEVEL GUARD WILL ALWAYS BE MOVING FORWARD.  TAKE
    
           ADVANTAGE OF THIS BE REMEMBERING THAT HE WILL BE ON THE WRONG FOOT FOR
    
           AN ATTACK.
    
    
    
        AFTER YOU KILL THE FIRST GUARD, RUN IMMEDIATELY.  AFTER THE INTERNAL
    
    DISPLAY, AN ENEMY GUARD WILL BEGIN TO RUN TO YOU.  KEEP RUNNING WHEN THE SCREEN
    
    SWITCHES BACK TO YOU.  WHEN IT SWITCHES BACK TO THE GUARD, AND THEN TO YOU,
    
    COUNT TO TWO AND LET UP.  YOU WILL BE IN PERFECT POSITION FOR AN ATTACK.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    LEVEL TWO
    
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    (THE BIRD APPEARS IN THIS LEVEL. PLEASE SEE THE EXPLANATION OF THE BIRD IN THE
    
     THIRD LEVEL)
    
    
    
    
    
    NOTE THAT THE FIRST GUARD ENCOUNTERED IN THE SECOND LEVEL IS A FIRST LEVEL
    
    GUARD!
    
    
    
    THIS LEVEL IS MUCH LIKE THE FIRST, EXCEPT THAT THE GUARDS DO NOT MOVE FORWARD
    
    ALL THE TIME.  THIS ELIMINATES THE "KICK IN THE FOOT" METHOD.  ALSO, THE BANZAI
    
    METHOD WILL NOT WORK BECAUSE THE GUARDS ARE OFTEN WAITING FOR AN ATTACK.
    
    
    
    WHEN YOU ENCOUNTER A LEVEL TWO GUARD, HE WILL USUALLY, AFTER THE USUAL TANGLE
    
    AND SEPERATION, BEGIN A KICKING SEQUENCE.  BY SAYING THE "USUAL TANGLE AND
    
    SEPERATION," I AM ALLUDING TO THE FACT THAT YOU WILL RUSH UP TO HIM, FIGHT A
    
    BIT, AND THEN BACK OFF OR BE KNOCKED OFF.  ANYWAY, WHEN YOU SEPERATE, THE GUARD
    
    WILL DO SEVERAL 1-KICKS, AND THEN EITHER MOVE FORWARD OR BEING DOING 3-KICKS.
    
    A 1-KICK IS A SINGLE KICK, WHILE A 3-KICK IS A SERIES OF 3 KICKS.
    
    
    
    HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO:  WHEN THE GUARD DOES A 1-KICK, AS SOON AS HIS FOOT
    
    BEGINS TO RETREAT, MOVE FORWARD AND PUNCH.  I USUALLY PREFER TO PUNCH
    
    DOWNWARD IN THIS ATTACK, BUT IT IS NOT THAT IMPORTANT.  NOW, YOU MIGHT BE
    
    ASKING WHAT IF HE IS DOING A 3-KICK AND I THINK IT IS A 1-KICK?  THE ANSWER IS
    
    THAT YOU WILL GET KNOCKED SEVERAL TIMES.  KNOWING THAT THE FIRST SEVERAL TIMES
    
    ARE 1-KICKS, YOU CAN EITHER WAIT UNTIL HE BEGINS 3-KICKS OR JUST GUESS AND
    
    HOPE.  IF YOU GUESS WRONG AND THE BLOWS START FALLING, PULL OUT BECAUSE YOU ARE
    
    IN A BAD POSITION TO KICK, YOUR LEGS ARE CROSSED, AND YOU CAN NOT BENEFIT OUT
    
    OF A 1 FOR 4 TRADE OFF.
    
    
    
    IF THE GUARD BEGINS TO CHARGE AT YOU, THE KICK IN THE FOOT METHOD WILL NOT
    
    ALWAYS WORK, MAINLY BECAUSE THE GUARD COMES AT YOU WITH A KICK ALREADY GOING.
    
    WHAT YUO SHOULD DO HERE:
    
    
    
       1.  HOPE HE IS DOING A 1-KICK AND GET KNOCKED BUT THE PUNCH HIM.
    
    
    
                     OR--
    
    
    
       2.  PULL BACK QUICKLY, WAIT UNTIL HIS FOOT IS RELEASING, AND THEN GO IN FOR
    
           THE KILL.
    
    
    
    IF YOU ARE LOSING THE FIGHT, I WOULD RECOMMEND THE SECOND METHOD.
    
    
    
    
    
    THE FALLING GATE:
    
    
    
    WHEN YOU GET TO THE END OF THE SECOND LEVEL, THERE IS A GATE.  IF YOU RUN OR
    
    WALK THROUGH THE GATE, IT FALLS ON YOU AND YOU DIE.  ALWAYS.  THIS IS WHAT YOU
    
    DO.  WALK VERY SLOWLY UP TO THE GATE AND GET RIGHT NEXT TO IT.  THEN QUICKLY
    
    MOVE FORWARD AND THE BACK. YOU MUST DO THIS FAST OF YOU WILL DIE. THE GATE WILL
    
    THEN FALL, BUT, NOT ON YOU.  AS THE GATE BEGINS TO RISE, RUN INTO IT.  NOTICE I
    
    SAID, RUN, NOT WALK.  YOU WILL LOSE A POINT EVERY TIME YOUR HEAD HITS THE GATE,
    
    BUT KEEP RUNNING AND START EARLY SO YOU HAVE TIME.  AS YOU RUN THROUGH THE
    
    GATE, YOU GET TO THE THIRD LEVEL.
    
    
    
    
    
    LEVEL THREE
    
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    THE LEVEL THREE GUARDS ARE NOT STUPID AND ARE FAST.   THEY WILL NOT CHARGE
    
    FOOLISHLY TOWARDS YOU, AND WILL WAIT FOR THE KILL.  ALSO AT THIS POINT,
    
    YOU HAVE VERY FEW POINTS COMPARED TO THE GUARDS, SO BE CAREFUL AND WATCH HOW
    
    MANY POINTS YOU HAVE.
    
    
    
    THE BASIC STRATEGY THAT I EMPLOY WHEN FIGHTING LEVEL THREE GUARDS IS THIS:
    
    
    
      1. WAIT UNTIL THE START DOING KICKS.
    
    
    
      2. MOVE IN QUICKLY AND HIT THEM WITH A PUNCH, MAYBE TWO IF YOU ARE LUCKY.
    
         IF THEY STAND THERE, KICK THEM, IF THEY MOVE BACK, THAT IS FINE.  YOU JUST
    
         INFLICTED 1 OR 2 POINTS ON THEM AT NO COST TO YOURSELF.
    
    
    
      3. IF THEY INSIST ON FIGHTING, YOUR BEST BET IS TO PUNCH.  IN THE TIME THAT
    
         IT TAKES TO GET A KICK GOING, THEY WILL PUNCH YOU AWAY.
    
    
    
      REMEMBER THAT IF ONE KICK NAILS YOU, MORE ARE COMING, SO GET OUT OF THE
    
      WAY FAST.
    
    
    
    
    
    THE BIRD:  THE BIRD IS VERY DIFFICULT TO KILL.  HOWEVER, ONCE YOU GET IT DOWN,
    
               IT BECOMES EASY.
    
    
    
       AFTER YOU HAVE KILLED 4 LEVEL 3 GUARDS, YOU WILL SUDDENLY GET A LARGE AMOUNT
    
       OF POINTS.  YOU WILL GET TO A BLOCKED DOOR IN FRONT OF YOU.
    
    
    
       WHEN YOU GO TO KICK IT IN, DO AN UPWARDS KICK.  AS SOON AS THE DOOR BREAKS
    
       IN, WAIT A MILLISECOND, AND THEN DO 2 MORE UP KICKS.  THIS WILL KNOCK THE
    
       BIRD BEFORE IT GETS A CHANCE ON YOU.
    
    
    
       FROM HERE ON, IT IS UP TO YOU.  I PREFER KICKING THE BIRD AND IT IS EASIEST
    
       WHEN IT IS ON THE TOP LEVEL. JUST WAIT UNTIL THE BIRD IS 1 1/2 INCHES IN
    
       FRONT OF YOU, AND THEN KICK 3 TIMES.  IF YOU GET IT GOOD, IF NOT, TRY AGAIN.
    
    
    
    
    
    AKIMA HIMSELF:  HE REALLY IS NO DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER LEVEL 3 GUARD.  IGNORE
    
                    THE FACT THAT HE APPEARS BIGGER AND CONCENTRATE ON GETTING IN 1
    
                    OR 2 PUNCHES AFTER SOME KICKS.
    
    
    
       KILL HIM, RUN INTO THE ROOM WHERE THE PRINCESS IS STANDING.  IF YOU WALK,
    
       SHE KILLS YOU.  JUST RUN RIGHT INTO HER.
    
    
    
    
    
    ONE TECHNIQUE THAT I DID NOT MENTION IS SPAR FIGHTING.  IN THIS METHOD, JUST
    
    WAIT UNTIL HE IS NOT KICKING, JUMP UP AND PUNCH.  THERE IS A DELAYED REACTION,
    
    SO PULL BACK RIGHT AFTER YOU HAVE HIT THE BUTTON.  YOU MIGHT THINK YOU WILL NOT
    
    PUNCH, BUT YOU WILL AND USUALLY HIT.  SOMETIMES YOU WILL GET HIT BACK, BUT NOT
    
    ALWAYS.  YOU CAN USE THIS TECHNIQUE ON THE LEVEL 3 GUARDS WHICH CAN BE
    
    DIFFICULT SOMETIMES.
    
    
    
    
    
    I HOPE THIS EXPLAINS HOW TO WIN IN THIS GAME.  JUST PRACTICE, AND IT BECOMES
    
    EASY.
    
    
    
    

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