The year was 2002. After a decade of expansion, our nation’s economy was reeling from the devastating effects of the dot-com collapse and 9-11 terror attacks.
No industry was immune to the slowdown. Sales of karate-themed entertainment products—long considered a bellwether for overall financial health—were sharply impacted.
Forged in this bleak crucible: a masterpiece of video game action. Creative Edge Studios, a small but courageous band of developers and artists, released the world’s first digital bikini-based fighting adventure.
A Highly Respected Course in Reality-Based Bikini Self-Defense
Loosely based upon the best-selling series Mortal Kombat, this amazing video game combined digitized footage of 19 real bikini models with some of the deadliest fighting techniques of the Orient (boob lasers, spinning kicks, and firm spankings).
Presumably in the interest of public safety, Bikini Karate Babes was sold by mail order only. Retail outlets such as Walmart judged the game too sensual, and too dangerous for the mainstream PC user.
Bikini Karate Babes was withdrawn from the market in 2006, having fulfilled its purpose, but its memory lives on in the hearts of the people.
Until next time, this has been…another sexy moment in karate history.