Karate Champ was produced by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan in 1984. The first of many karate fighters. A single player competes against a computer opponent using two joysticks to perform a variety of moves. The best two matches, out of three, wins. A little known fact about Karate Champ is that while the game was published by Data East, the game was actually created by Technos Japan Corp. Gee, not only did they created the side-scrolling beat-em-up genre, they also created the one-on-one fighting genre as well.