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Black Belt is in many ways a typical side-view-perspective-save-your-girlfriend karate game. Players punch, kick and jump through six repetitive chapters of punks, sumo wrestlers and other enemies, including bosses. Chapters have a 99 second time limit, and power-ups can be snatched out of the air for invincibility, extra lives and other perks. However, despite a certain lack of originality, the game is challenging and a lot of fun. Players must survive a constant onslaught of enemies, and power-ups are tricky to jump up and grab since enemies are usually underfoot. Also, the game offers a number of audio/visual delights, including detailed oriental backgrounds and enemies that break into pieces (accompanied by matching sound effects) when hit. ~ Jonathan Sutyak, All Game Guide