Parents' Guide to

All Star Karate

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Control problems mar mediocre martial arts adventure.

Game Nintendo Wii 2010
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All Star Karate tries hard, but never quite succeeds. The developers seem to have known they were working with low-budget-looking animation for the cut scenes, so they tried to camp up the story, sound effects, and voice acting, which helps a bit. But campiness can't alleviate confusing instructions or troublesome control mechanics. And the story flow chart -- you click on the scene you want to play, which after completion unlocks new scenes on different paths -- is just plain confusing. It's very easy to accidentally replay a scene you already did or get lost and literally not know where the next open scene is on the chart. All Star Karate has its heart in the right place, but can't get past its development problems.

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