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Karateka

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There are a maximum of 12 Karateka achievements worth 986 (400)

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Way of the Karateka in Karateka

Way of the Karateka289 (80)

This is a rare achievementReach the final battle untouched by Akuma's minions

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Achievement Guide for Way of the Karateka

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DJDiscoStu69
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DJDiscoStu69
Achievement won on 26 Jan 13
TA Score for this game: 986
Posted on 26 January 13 at 23:25
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This is a fairly daunting achievement to get, however there are things you can do to make this achievement much more manageable.

1.) 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.

2.) 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. Each time you have a Perfect Fight message displayed, wait to see the save icon in the top right corner and then press the Start button and quit out of the game. Now 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 Perfect hard copy. You should play from your original save location. Do not play from the hard copy!! This is your backup in case you receive a hit during a fight. Always make a new hard copy when you have a perfect fight and always use a copy of the hard copy to play from if you take a hit. Pretty simple.

3.) You will still need to learn the timings and off-timings for the patterns that the fighters use. This will take lots of practice and I highly recommend playing through many a time to learn them. With that said, there is way to learn those patterns and timings really well. Using the Monk or the Brute, you can play the blocking game to get good very quickly. They both have lots of health and can regenerate when they don't receive damage after a short period unlike the True Love suitor. The rules of my blocking game are simple, Never fight back unless you have full health. My reasoning for this is simple. If you don't know the patterns and timing for a fighter, your health will drop fairly far, but as you only use blocks, you start learning them. By the time you can regenerate your health back to full, and are able to take down the enemy, you just learned that enemy's patterns.

4.) My final piece of advice deals with your chi stun attack. Some of the enemies have painfully awkward timed patterns and usually it will be only one of those patterns that will really cause a problem to players, but playing as the Brute, you will be able to knock down most enemies before they can really have time to get to many of these problem attacks and you will only have to deal with them once or twice max. Save your Chi stun attacks for those problem attacks, Many enemies follow a distinct pattern for the order of their attacks, so it should be relatively easy to know when to use them.

When all is said and done, the achievement will pop just before the final boss battle with Akuma. This is a great game and I encourage everyone to play and enjoy it and maybe learn and earn the Way of the Karateka.
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