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I'm in a nostalgic mood today, when I found an old arcade machine of Karate Champ:

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After beating everyone to the 8th level and losing, I was thinking: Does this game ever end? Or this is a game like River Raid that never ends?

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Based on the fact that people are still setting high scores on this game (exceeding a million points!), I don't believe it ever ends. You'll just keep facing the master over and over again until you fail.

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Wow, never thought people were still setting high scores on this. – Machado Jan 16 '12 at 11:51

Level 12 is the Final Dojo. I have never beaten level 12. When you beat Level 12, you start over at Level 1 again, and the game is much much harder.

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Which version of the game are you referring ? I just went to level 9. – Machado Jan 28 '13 at 14:12

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