zirik wrote on Feb 18, 2012, 16:06: first played karateka on a monochrome apple computer and later in color on the commodore 64. have lots of fond memories playing that game. hardest part for me was learning how to get past the spiked gate that drops inside the castle. later learned you can trip it first then run into it or walk past at the right moment as it draws up. i hope the remake doesnt turn it into a button mashing affair.
Yeah there were 2 ways of getting through it. One was to run and stop right on it, it would trip because the karateka would step back quickly enough upon stopping. That solution was risky. The less risky one was to get close to it and kick, it would trip on the kick.
Once tripped, you just had to wait for it to go up and pass through as it was finishing to rise.