International Karate + early version

Yet another magazine showing screenshots of one of our favourite titles, but with graphics not ever gracing the final game.

Take a look at the screenshots in November 1987’s edition of Commodore User magazine below (scans thanks to Mort!) and in particular at the shots which have no clouds, a different wooden structure and a different tree on the opposite side. There are the words “On” next to the Player one status area instead of a fist – suggesting that Commodore User cheated and used some early screens to fill their review page.

Even the screens with clouds in have a slight difference, where there is a purple haze around the sun setting.

Probably not much difference to the final version – but who knows if Archer may dig out some different builds of his work in the future…

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