omph ! Whack ! Tsaaa ! Ik+ plays like a dream. Maybe the best beat'em up on the C64.
Then again, I'm really fed up with those characters. Games like International Karate and
The Way of the Exploding Fist copied on each other for a long time and at some point the player
characters just stopped evolving. I really don't like those round faces that seem to wear sun
glasses. The knocked-out player also looks a bit flat, doesn't he ?
As for the backdrop, the original one is varied and colorful. It is really attractive. Check
out the Amiga version of IK+. I don't know which one
was designed first, but the C64 version cannot be described as a pale copy ! Well, I thought I
could add a bit more atmosphere to the whole picture. The hills needed cleaning up, the tree
didn't look too asian, and the sunset could have been more glorious.
Of course, most animations that the original game featured (like for example the small worm
crawling on the left) can be used in my picture with only a few tweaks.