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Melbourne House
1985
Arcade: Solo beat-em-up
£8.95
£1.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

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Chris Jenkins
Chris Bourne

Re-releases of full price hits are rarely more welcome than this one. Way of the Exploding Fist was the first two-player martial arts simulation, and in its simplicity is arguably still the most enjoyable.

Two nicely-animated warriors face each other against a series of colourful oriental backgrounds. Each has sixteen moves available ranging from throat chops to flying kicks. Your player automatically blocks offensive moves if you are in defend mode and blows are accompanied by muffled cries and thuds. Nice little touches include opponents bowing to each other before the bout, the stern judge sitting in the background, and the expressions of agony as your opponent is hacked about the shins, make this must buy.

Label: Ricochet
Author: ??? ?????
Price: £1.99
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: various
Reviewer: Chris Jenkins

The first, and arguably still the best, two-player combat game. If you've not seen it, rush out and get it chop-chop.

9/10