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Fast Start in Karateka

Fast Start19 (10)

Reach Bamboo Forest in under 6 minutes

  • Unlocked by 320 tracked gamers (28% - TA Ratio = 1.87) 1,124  

Achievement Guide for Fast Start

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Achievement won on 17 Jan 13
TA Score for this game: 985
Posted on 27 January 13 at 00:32
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Using this strategy, I was able to fairly effortlessly reach the Bamboo Forest consistently in around 4 minutes and 45 seconds give or take 10 seconds.

Play through the game without taking a hit until you reach the sixth fight. This will be just after you leave the first building on the path. This is the first fight that starts saving at the beginning and at the end of the fight. Every fight after this point will have the same behavior. Press the Start button when you hear the audio cue for his attack and before you are hit. Quit to the Main Menu. You will see a message warning you that you will lose the current suitor (character) if you proceed. This is a good thing. The True Love character is very weak and each suitor that follows gets stronger allowing for shorter fights. From the Main Menu select Resume and you will be placed once again just before the sixth fight, only this time as the Monk. Proceed back into the fight and wait for the audio cue for an attack and press the Start button again before receiving a hit and quit to the Main Menu one more time. When you select Resume this time you will come back as the Loyal Brute. He hits much harder than any other character making the amount of work you have to do far less.

Using your chi stun attacks will help you save time going through the fights.

If you are still having problems making it to the Bamboo forest in time or are having issues with certain enemies, then use this strategy as well:

Anytime after the sixth fight, if you quit to the Main Menu in between fights rather that during them, you do not receive the loss of your current suitor penalty and it will save your progress. Go to your Xbox's System Settings -> Storage and find your Karateka Save file. Copy your save to another location such as your Hard Drive, Flash Drive or Memory Unit. This will be your hard copy. You should only play from your original save location. Do not play from the hard copy!! This is only to be used as your backup. Always make a new hard copy after you get through difficult fights quickly and always use a copy of the hard copy save to play from when you take too many hits as that eats lots of time.
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