The Way of the Exploding Fist
The Way Of The Exploding Fist, was a triumph on pretty much any format it appeared on, one of the first one on one fighters with multiple moves, such as punches and kicks, blocks and jumps.
Unfortunately, while the hardware of the C16 and Plus 4 were more than capable of handling the game, most games for the 264 series of machines were written for the 16K machine,which sold by far and away the most of the two.
While a select group of programmers managed to produce some fine games for the machines, those trying to port games from machines with three or four times more RAM were always going to struggle, and that was the case here.
Limited to only a few moves, tiny characters, almost zero sound and only two backdrops, this was not a conversion to remember fondly.
A Hungarian made homebrew port of the original 64k game was produced in 1993, and is very close to the C64 original, the TED chip even manages a valiant attempt at the excellent Rob Hubbard tune.
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