Mirrorsoft Ltd
David T. Clark
Arcade: Solo beat-em-up
Multiple languages (see individual downloads)
ZX Spectrum 48K

Richard Eddy, Robin Candy
Chris Bourne

81% Issue 28

ROBIN: Sai karate is like karate but uses a stick called a sai. This simulation pits the player against 16 adversaries; vanquish all, and you become a Sai Master. As in most games of this genre, the screen shows two fighters trying to beat the hell out of each other.

There's a two-player option for those of you who want to hurt your friends, but this is only really playable with an Interface II unit - for the keyboard option you'd need 16 keys each!

Sai Combat is very playable, despite all those control keys; the graphics are reasonable, with smooth animation, though some of the backgrounds are a bit boring.

RICKY: For a two-player kill-'em-up Sai Combat has some marvellous animation, but the gameplay becomes simple after a little practice.