No, you won't learn who the stars of karate
are by playing THQ
's All-Star Karate
. Rather than a licensed game featuring the biggest names in martial arts, All-Star Karate
is a fighting game in the same casual Wii series as All-Star Cheer Squad
. And though the final product may not turn out to be to everyone's tastes, there's something about a casual-oriented fighting game that sounds fascinating.
Or, it would sound fascinating if not for all the minigames.All-Star Karate
uses the Wiimote and optional MotionPlus for motion-based karate moves in training. That training can then
be put to the test in the Challenge Mode. Also neat (and likely to be overshadowed by the minigame-ness of the whole thing): a kata
editor that lets you put together your own choreographed demonstration.All-Star Karate
will be available this spring. Beware of the stinky socks!