DescriptionIn the distant future, a monopolistic and technological corporation called Ultratech organizes a fighting tournament known as "Killer Instinct". Many fighters answer the challenge to participate, including several of Ultratech's experimental warriors. To increase the tournament's challenge, Ultratech utilizes a technology that can create bridges between alternate dimensions, releasing a creature known as Eyedol. Eyedol is a two-headed ancient warrior that was imprisoned along with his bitter rival, Gargos. Some warriors enter the tournament to seek glory or escape. Other fighters are attempting to bring an end to Ultratech's corruption.
Killer Instinct is a 2D versus fighting game that features 3D rendered sprite based graphics. Players choose from ten characters: Orchid, Cinder, Jago, Glacius, Fulgore, Riptor, Sabrewulf, Spinal, T.J. Combo, and Thunder. The game is known for its heavy combo-based fighting system, allowing players to pull off moves that land a high number of hits on their opponent, the highest being the "Ultra Combo". The game also features combo breakers, finishing moves and stage fatalities, double energy bars, and a dance-music inspired techno soundtrack.
- "KI" -- Official abbreviation
- "Brute Force" -- Working title
Part of the Following Groups
|Combo Instinct is more like it!||PCGamer77 (3030)|
|A must have, never mind the age||ThE oNe (178)|
|This Game Should Be Buried In The Middle Of Nowhere And Never Be Spoken Of Again||MasterMegid (900)|
The Press Says
|Entertainment Weekly||Jan 20, 1995||A+||100|
|Game Zero||Oct, 1995||95.5 out of 100||96|
|Hobby Consolas||Oct, 1995||95 out of 100||95|
|Nintendo Land||Sep 13, 2003||94 out of 100||94|
|VicioJuegos.com||Jan 05, 2005||93 out of 100||93|
|All Game Guide||1998||90|
|Game Players||Aug, 1995||83 out of 100||83|
|GamePro (US)||Sep, 1995||4 out of 5||80|
|Retrogaming.it||Jul 08, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Nov, 1995||7.8 out of 10||78|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|New Platform||4||Foxhack (12489)
Dec 10, 2009
|Odds Of Killer Instinct Appearing On The Wii VC?||3||Guy Chapman (1746)
May 26, 2007
TriviaKiller Instinct also comes packed with a soundtrack CD, titled Killer Cuts, which features remixed music based on the background and main themes found in the game.
Related Web Sites
- Killer Instinct HQ -- Fansite devoted to the popular fighting game.