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Power Instinct (Genesis)

Power Instinct Genesis Title screen


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The time has come for the Gouketsuji clan to celebrate their fighting tournament. Every 5 years the clan (which has spread all over the world) celebrates a one-on-one fighting tournament to see which family gets to rule and now you get to take part in the contest.

Power Instinct is a one-on-one 2D fighting game in the tradition of Street Fighter 2, in which you select your character from a group of unique fighters and attempt to defeat your opponents in successive fashion using your arcade reflexes and your character's unique moves.

Features 8 selectable characters, plus a boss character, and single or 2-player Vs gameplay. Also includes a practice mode, battle mode and time attack and life attack modes for extended gameplay.


Power Instinct Genesis Ouch! Don't hit me with ice!
Power Instinct Genesis Battle Royal mode
Power Instinct Genesis Parking lot scenery. Jumping high
Power Instinct Genesis Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "豪血寺一族" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Gōketsuji Ichizoku" -- Japanese title

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Zovni (9355) added Power Instinct (Genesis) on Apr 19, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (7337), Zovni (9355) and Kohler 86 (7257)