The Way Of The Exploding Fist




The Way of the Exploding Fist is a 1985 fighting game developed by Beam Software, by a team consisting of Gregg Barnett, Bruce Bayley, Neil Brennan and David Johnston. Originally developed on the Commodore 64 and published in June 1985 by Melbourne House, ports were made for Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron and Commodore 16.

… This system of scoring, known as shobu nihon kumite, is used in real life in many traditional styles of karate. A half yin-yang represents a waza-ari (a committed but not decisive technique) and a full yin-yang represents an ippon score (full point, decisive finishing blow).



TitleThe Way Of The Exploding Fist
PublishersMelbourne House
Beau Jolly
AuthorMichael Simpson
Release TypeCommercial Release
Primary genreSport (Kung Fu)
Secondary genreFighter
Players1 to 2
SaveNot Supported
CompatibilityA:✘ B:✔ Master: Untested
CompilationsFive Star Games 3 (Beau Jolly)
Megaplay vol. 1



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Alternative Versions

This page is the entry for the canonical version of the game. For specific variants, see the list below.

Title Publisher Year
Way Of The Exploding Fist Melbourne House 1985