Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'IK+'

Rating:4 User: The Dean of Games

1987 System 3 Software (UK)
by Dan Michek and Rob Hubbard

Despite being an awesome sequel to IK and an amazing martial arts game, I still can't qualify it above The Way of the Exploding Fist. Mainly because it's the same game all over again, with the addition of just another fighter and new moves.
It was a welcome idea and a rather well implemented one, but didn't expand the martial arts genre all that much.
That would only happen for the first time with the sequel of the already groundbreaking Way of The Exploding Fist and even if it was a bit flawed, it create a landmark to move from.
Also IK+ lacks the background variety earlier games had and the graphics seem a bit blocky, even if well designed and animated.

Now in terms of gameplay this was a treat to enjoy.

4,5 points