am i going crazy?
Nope, this was also ported to others like the Apple 2, which was nostalgic at the time.
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Pretty sure the original was for Apple.
Timing wise, the NES would have been a port.
Whelp... now I feel old for knowing that first hand.
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He, I had it on the Atari 800XL. There was a Commodore 64 version too.
^Supposed to say 'Heh'. Only noticed after it was too late for an edit.
Apple II was the first platform it was designed for. Interestingly, it's also the only port that has an 'upside-down' version of the game on the opposite side of the floppy disk.
Indeed, Karateka did make its way onto the Famicom in Japan. It was never released outside the country, though it did find its way onto a selection of '101-in-1' Chinese pirate carts. Incidentally, there was a Game Boy version that was also released in select parts of Asia.
Second scar to the right...