Chuck Norris Superkicks C64

Chuck Norris Cover

I recently came across and old VHS tape of a 1981 movie “An Eye for an Eye” staring Chuck Norris.  As I was watching I wondered if there were any retro video games based on Chuck Norris.  Indeed there was, I found one called “Chuck Norris Superkicks”.

Chuck Norris Superkicks was a game released in 1983 on the Atari 2600, ColecoVision, VIC-20 and the Commodore 64.  In this article I’m going to be taking a look at the C64 version of this licensed game.

Chuck Norris-Commodore64 Cover

Chuck Norris-Commodore64 Cover

Chuck Norris Superkicks C64

  • Published by: Xonox
  • Developed by: Xonox
  • Released: 1983
  • Genre: Action Arcade, Fighting, Martial arts

Chuck Norris Superkicks The Game

So apparently we are the world’s greatest living karate expert, but we start the game as a white belt.  Anyway we are on a journey or a quest to reach an ancient monastery where we must defeat the deadly ninjas.

Chuck Norris Superkicks is a time based game and we are against the clock.  When the game starts you will be on the path to the monastery.  There are different routes that we can take, some of which are blocked, so you either have to go back and take a different path or lose time by trying to walk around it.

Chuck Norris on the path-Commodore64

Chuck Norris on the path to the monastery

As we walk the path we will encounter many opponents that we must defeat to continue our journey.  Some opponents can only be defeated by using certain techniques like a kick or a punch.  When you defeat an opponent you earn a higher degree belt and should have earned your black belt by the time you reach the monastery.

Chuck Norris fighting scene-Commodore64

Chuck Norris fighting scene

As I mentioned earlier you are are against the clock.  If you lose a fight you will lose time. If you wander off the paths you also lose time as the timer speeds up dramatically.  When the timer runs out is it Game Over!

Is Chuck Norris Superkicks Naff?

There are more bad than good points in this C64 version of Chuck Norris Superkicks. The graphics are poor, not much difference to the Atari 2600 version, in fact the graphics on the Atari 2600 version are probably better.  There is no music and the sound fx are just terrible.  The controls are ok, not a lot to them you can’t do much.  The gameplay actually isn’t that bad, probably the best point to the game. That is once you’ve worked out what exactly you have to do.

All in all then, if I played Chuck Norris Superkicks back when I was a kid I would probably have enjoyed it.  But playing it now is not very exciting and I don’t think it’s one I’ll playing very often.  It’s just another poor licensed game, no wonder I had never heard of it when I was a kid.

Naffometer

4.5 / 10

Have you ever played Chuck Norris Superkicks, either on the C64 or any another machine?  If so let me know what you thought of it.

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