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Judo in Video Games

6 Jul 2020 16:30

   Mongolian JudoHeroes
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Various characters from a range of fighting video games use judo moves. But, surprisingly, there are only five games that actually feature playable judo matches. Who doesn't want to see the current stars in a video game like Ono, Riner, Bilodid, Agbegnenou or those others. Let's play!

Beijing 2008

Although there are dozens of video games that feature various martial arts, such as EA Sports MMA, Kung Fu Panda, and the Bruce Lee slot game that is available at Casumo online casino, there are very few video games that feature judo. One of those is Beijing 2008, which is the official Olympic video game of the Beijing Summer Olympics. The realistic sports simulation game features 32 national teams and 38 events, one of which is men’s judo U90kg.

Judo was first included in the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 1964 when the games were held in the home of Judo: Japan. Other than not being part of the 1968 games, judo has been an Olympic sport in every summer games since. But although there have been numerous Olympics video games over the years, Beijing 2008 is one of only two to feature judo.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game

This official video game of the 2020 Summer Olympics was released in Japan in 2019. But the rest of the world will have to wait for the game’s launch. It is the first traditional Olympics video game to be launched since London 2012. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 includes 80 national teams and 18 events that are featured in the real Olympics. And it is the first game since Beijing 2008 to feature judo. In Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Video Game, you can create your own players and fight against fictional players in various modes. You can even license players in the training mode.

Moero!! Juudou Warriors

First released in 1990, Moero!! Juudou Warriors is one of only three video games that focus exclusively on judo. In the game, you get to travel around the world to locations like Japan, Brazil, France, and the USA, in search of opponents. To obtain a gold medal, you must defeat nine opponents. If you lose some and win some, you still have the opportunity to be awarded a silver or bronze medal.

When participating in the Judo matches, the aim is to throw your opponent to the ground. Power meters are used to measure contenders’ current strengths, and the game’s chance meter measures the likelihood of the player being able to throw down his opponent. After each match, you can select whether to build up your character’s technique, stamina, or strength.

Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge

If you happened to be in the United Kingdom in the 1970s and 1980s, Brian Jacks would have been a household name. The British judoka came to prominence after he won Britain’s first medal at a world championship in Salt Lake City in 1967. He won his second at the Munich Olympics in 1972. But it was when he participated in the BBC television show Superstars that he shot to fame. He dominated the Superstars show from 1979 to 1980, winning four titles. Jacks was such a beloved celebrity in the UK that his name was used in two video games. The first was the so-so Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge, which was launched in 1985.

Brian Jacks Uchi Mata

The second Brian Jacks game is much better than the first. Brian Jacks Uchi Mata was released in 1985, a year after the Superstar Challenge game. It is notable for being the first fighting game to include feature counters and hidden moves. The game is also well-known for its control scheme in which players can perform various fighting techniques. A similar control scheme was used a year later in the classic arcade game Street Fighter. Unlike other martial arts video games, the approach is more important than the kick, punch, or shove. That is because you must first grab your opponent before you can use a joystick combo maneuver to take your opponent down. The most powerful move in the game is the uchi mata, which will knock out your opponent regardless of how much strength he has left. Each level contains six to seven opponents. To complete the game, you must work your way up through the Dan ratings.

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