STORY / GAMEPLAY
Developing team Tiertex is known as the responsible team that converted the arcade version of Street Fighter to the PC. This time, Tiertex decided to create their very own fighting game, separately from the official Street Fighter license. To the game now, the player's character is Kwam, a fighter from Korea and (like all fighters of the game) he sets out to prove his superiority against all the other marital artists. He travels in different places of the World, like Russia, Amsterdam, Spain, Germany, and ultimately Beirut, to confront and defeat each and every challenger! Note that the range of the available-in-battle moves seems relatively limited, probably because much of the game's memory size is used to generate the stunning backgrounds! HKM is a really good and fun game to play and it's among the best fighting games ever appeared on the 8bit home computers!
The game on the ZX Spectrum offers nicely drawn backgrounds (although in monochrome). Because of the large memory used to perform the detailed background graphics, the animation suffers a lot offering very few frames of animation and lacking any degree of parallax scrolling!