Legendary game designer Jordan Mechner went back to his roots in 2012 with a reimagined Karateka, a brand new game based on his original 1984 Apple II hit (it would eventually make its way to just about every other common home computer platform of the day). Now the original has returned in all its eight-bit glory.
Jordan Mechner's Karateka, the original Apple II game given brilliant new life on iOS, is currently on sale for only $0.99 for Valentine's Day. It's very nearly a steal at that price. If you haven't already, go grab it now and help True Love save Mariko!
Karateka -- originally released for pre-Mac Apple computers back in the day when bitmap samurai and Shaolin still walked the world, solving problems with their will, their fists, and their keyboard commands -- has now been reborn in full 3D, multitouch glory on the iPhone and iPad.
As any retro gaming aficionado will tell you, Karateka is a classic even among classics. It was built on an Apple II computer by Jordan Mechner and released in 1984. And now it's coming to iOS. The goal is still to save Mariko from the evil Warlord Akuma, but instead of one hero with one life, you now get three heroes with one life each, including the True Love, the Monk, and the Brute.