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International Karate

(Endurance, 1986)

Take part in a karate tournament in various locations around the world. Each round takes place in a different country and consists of three bouts. The first fighter to score two points wins a bout. If you hit your opponent, half points or full points are awarded depending on the effectiveness of the blow. If you're thinking that this sounds extremely similar to Way of the Exploding Fist, you're absolutely right. The game comes in two parts, each with a different set of background graphics, and while the backgrounds in the first part are excellent, those in the second part look ugly and messy. A merry tune plays throughout the game and there are some sound effects as well. However, the collision detection is poor and landing a successful blow on your opponent is very frustrating, making this game inferior to Way of the Exploding Fist.

See also: IK+.

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International Ninja Rabbits

(Microvalue, 1991)

I wonder if this idea of ninja rabbits was based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? It's a thought... You're one such rabbit, travelling through cities in Japan, the USA and Italy in order to save a factory from destruction. However, there are other humans and animals who are experienced in martial arts out to stop you. You can also pick up carrots which give you an extra life, which helps to make the game very easy, even on the hard difficulty level. It's also very slow; these ninjas seem to behave more like pensioners! There are only three stages in the game, and the graphics show that it's a nasty Spectrum port.

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International Rugby

(Artic, 1986)

Reviewed by CPC4eva

While rugby is a popular sport, few rugby games were released for the CPC. This game includes options for one or two players, and you can practice or play a championship league. The screen is reminiscent of Football Manager 2, being split into three sections, which can be annoying at times when you are carrying the ball into the next screen and find it's been taken from you. The player sprites aren't too bad, although they are on the small side. The tune that plays during the game is OK but can become repetitive and irritating after a while. Scrums, tackles, lineouts, kicks, tries and conversions are all present. It will take a bit of practice to get used to retrieving the ball knowing which player is nearest to the opponent carrying the ball. However, the game lacks some decent speed.

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International Speedway

(Silverbird, 1988)

Compete against other speedway riders and progress through the local and national championships, before setting your sights on winning the continental championship and that coveted trophy. There are four other riders and that also means you'll be competing in four races consisting of three laps of an oval track. On the novice level, you should win the local and national championships without any bother, but the continental championships are much harder, and it's the same if you're playing on the professional level. Despite there being one track, and each race lasting about 35 seconds, I still find it a nice game to play for a few minutes at a time.

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International 3D Tennis

(Palace, 1990)

How about a more surreal form of tennis? The first time I played this, I nearly fell off my seat laughing; it's so funny to watch two stick men hit a little block about. This game is in full 3D for added realism, although it takes a long time to get used to it. You can choose from four skill levels, and you can play against the computer or a friend, or take part in a tournament, and you can also go for a full season of tennis. The tunes on the menus are quite good, but the game is a bit slow. The impressive 3D graphics are initially appealing, but I think this one's for the fans.

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Into Oblivion

(Mastertronic, 1986)

After destroying the computer on the planet Nonterraqueous, our hero must now escape and find a planet that offers safety – but there are 42 planets in this system, and he can't simply fly from one planet to another one of his choice. Instead, there is a complicated transportation network with lots of connections between them. If you're thinking that this sounds boring, it certainly is! The graphics are awful, and so is the music – although it can be turned off. There is very little scenery, and one section of a planet looks much like another. There are also aliens which fly around the planets, but they are no real threat. You'll need to make a map or you'll become hopelessly disorientated, but the game is so boring that you won't want to make the effort.

See also: Nonterraqueous, Soul of a Robot.

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Into the Eagle's Nest

(Pandora, 1987)

A group of four saboteurs have entered the headquarters of a castle which is full of Nazi soldiers. Three of the saboteurs have been captured, so you must rescue them, kill as many soldiers as you can, and grab lots of treasure as well. The castle consists of four floors, but before you can use the lift, you'll need to find a pass. Making a map of each floor is essential, as the castle is very large, and you'll need to know the locations of first aid kits, ammunition, keys, and watch your energy and supply of ammunition very closely (which you can do by pausing the game). The graphics are excellent, and taking into account the size of the castle, completing even one of the missions, let alone all four of them, will keep most players occupied for a long time.

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Invasion of the Zombie Monsters

(RELEVO Videogames, 2013)

Reviewed by Missas

In Invasion of the Zombie Monsters, you take control of Ned, who must try to save the world from the zombie hordes and take back his girlfriend! The game starts with a well drawn cartoon introduction and a catchy tune which I particularly enjoyed. The graphics are well drawn and colourful. The sprites are detailed, as are the effects like the explosions and the shining of the bolts that the hero fires. The sound is good with simultaneous music and effects. The scrolling is mostly smooth and fast but sometimes becomes jerky. The gameplay is enjoyable; it is fast-paced with great collision detection and keeps the player in readiness. The grab factor is strong. Most people will play it again after completing it. Overall, a very good arcade game.

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Invitation

(French)

(Loriciels, 1987)

Reviewed by Guillaume Chalard

Youíre locked in a strange house, and you have only six hours to find the way out. Next time, think twice before accepting an invitation... There are several keys and weapons hidden in the rooms, but searching costs a lot of time. To make it harder still, youíve got company – there are rats, ghosts, dogs and other creatures. The graphics are cute, but there is no sound. Well, this game isnít really exciting; you canít progress because objects are placed randomly when you begin a new game. Itís a question of luck, and of keeping your self control...

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Iron Lord

(French)

(Ubi Soft, 1990)

Despite the fact that it was reviewed in British CPC magazines, this game was ultimately never released in the UK for the CPC, and shame on Ubi Soft for not doing so, because this is one of the most amazing CPC games ever! As the heir to the throne of your father's kingdom, you have returned from the crusades to find that your evil uncle Zolfkar has overthrown him and brought terror to the land. It is your task to gain respect among the people by performing various tasks, and to gather an army to fight Zolfkar. When you have defeated Zolfkar, you are then taken to an arcade section where you explore dungeons and fight monsters. This game takes up two whole discs – it's that big – and everything about it is beyond words. You'll have to be able to understand French to play it, though...

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