Way of the Exploding Fist (1985)

Published by
Melbourne House
Developed by
Beam Software Pty., Ltd.
Also For
Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Electron |



On the Spectrum there are quite a few outstanding fighting games which include, Street Fighter, Renegade, IK+ and Yie Ar Kung-fu to name a few which i will review as time goes on.

Focusing on the excellent Way of the Exploding fist by Melbourne House.  I love a good fighting game but sometimes you want more of a simulator and thats what I would call WOTEF.

The graphics and animation are beautiful with bright colourful backdeops and well animated sprites.  The game is a little tough but worth practising as the reward is a very fun yet challenging game.

The game was obviously inspired on the 1984 Karate Kid movie and a good way to sell even more copies.

The only game that comes close but is less serious is IK+ which I enjoy too; please give this game gem a go.