Remember Karate Champ? It was one of the very first fighting gamesā€”coming far before Street Fighter and Tekkenā€”and we loved it dearly. Now this arcade classic will be coming to the iPhone and it looks damn good.

The folks over at Touch Arcade sum up our excitement:

The attention to detail is absolutely astounding, between the arcade style cabinet controls, the gameplay itself, and even the announcer voice which is a dead ringer for the Commodore 64 SAM voice.

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Karate Champ has apparently been submitted to approval and should run you two bucks once it hits the iTunes App Store. [Touch Arcade]