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Killer Instinct (SNES)

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Description from manual – SNES (US):
    DO YOU HAVE THE INSTINCT?

    PROLOGUE: A wind-swept battlefield of the distant past, littered with the debris of war. Above the moans and cries of the defeated can still be heard the clashing sounds of a single titanic confrontation. Two great warlords, leaders of their now smashed armies, are locked in battle, with the world itself as the prize. But this epic battle is not to have a conclusion. Suddenly, the warlords were engulfed in a nimbus of light, and vanished from the face of the earth, banished to the realm of Limbo. The battle-weary heroes whose spell had trapped the warlords heaved a sigh of relief. Armageddon had been averted, for now.

    THE FUTURE: The world has seen much progress in the centuries since the warlords were banished, not all of it for good. Pollution has weakened the environment. Governments have fallen. Chaos rules, with huge mega-corporations battling and destroying each other for shares of the world's wealth.

    In this bleak world, a single corporation, Ultratech, rises above the others. Rather than joining in direct battles with their competitors, Ultratech has profited from their suffering by selling them the very weapons they use against each other. Sales of weaponry are not the only source of profit for Ultratech, however. Their entertainment division produces the top rated television broadcast of the future, the Killer Instinct tournament, which also serves as a testing ground for Ultratech's weapons. The winners of the tournament are promised whatever they desire. The losers suffer a significantly poorer fate.

    It is into this bloody contest that our heroes have been drawn. T.J. Combo, disgraced heavyweight champion of the world who seeks redemption. Glacius, a captured alien fighting for his life and a chance to escape. And the deadly robot Fulgore, programmed by Ultratech with a Killer Instinct and the freedom to use it. Each fights for his or her own reasons, but each has the same goal: win the tournament and destroy all opponents.

    It will take more than radical moves and deadly special attacks to win this tournament. It will take a will, a desire; it will take a Killer Instinct.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on May 07, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - SNES:


    Killer Instinct for the Super NES was the original home edition of this classic arcade game. It has action, graphics and sound that annihilates all other combat games! Like the arcade version, this amazingly accurate translation is set in the future: a world controlled by the mega corporation known as Ultratech. In this ravaged futuristic world, the Killer Instinct tournament has become the most renowned form of entertainment. Fighters have their own reasons for participating, but it takes strength, speed and strategy to be successful. It takes a killer instinct!

    To conquer this game, you'll need to master the special moves and the combo system. There are Auto Doubles, Air Doubles, Press and Release moves, Finishing moves, Humiliations, and many, many more killer moves. While all of the characters have long range and short range attacks, each character has his or her own unique style. T.J. Combo, for example, is best used with close, in-your-face combat, while Cinder is better suited for long-distance attacks and trickery.

    This game features all 10 characters from the original arcade edition including the boss Eyedol. With all of the combos, stages, sound effects and spectacular Advanced Computer Modeling (ACM) graphics, KI is considered by many to be the best Super NES fighting game ever.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Apr 25, 2005.

Back of Box–SNES (France–French Text):
    La borne d’arcade arrive sur la Super NES!

    Pourquoi perdre votre temps à faire la queue dans les salles d’arcade? Killer Instinct est sur la Super NES: action, graphismes et bande sonore enterrent tous les autres jeux de baston.

    Dans le tournoi KI d’Ultratech, Fulgore, Jago, B. Orchid et bien d’autres de vos guerriers préférés y tiennent une place préponderante. Avec des mouvements enchainés et des tactiques qui font mordre la poussière à l’adversaire, chacun met en pratique la théorie des combos. Eyelaser, Wind Kick, Ice Lance et Laser Blade, tout est bon pour nos téméraires guerriers! Attention! Si vous perdez, vous n’étes plus qu’un zéro pointé.

  • La borne d’arcade envahit la Super NES. Sonorité d’enfer et graphismes décoiffants garantis!
  • Au générique: tous les fameux combattants, leurs Ultra Combos et leurs Spéciaux de Fin!
  • 32 méga-bit au service d’un jeu de baston fulgurant!
  • Inclus: Le CD des hits. Toutes les bandes sonores de Killer Instinct et de nouvelles pistes remixées qui optimiseront vos sensations!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 13, 2004.

Box Cover (SNES PAL):
    The King of the Killer Arcades Comes to Super NES!

    Don't wait in endless arcade lines to play - Killer Instinct comes to Super NES with action, graphics and sound that annihilates all other combat games!

    Fulgore, Jago, B.Orchid, Spinal and all your favorite warriors contend in the Ultratech KI tournaments. Each combatant engages in the KI Combo Theory of connected moves an finishing tactics to destroy their opponents. With incredible displays of eyelasers, ice lances, wind kicks and laser blades these fearless fighters prove their battle prowess. But remember, if you lose, it's hero to zero!

    * The Killer arcade classic comes to the Super NES with astounding graphics and incredible sound!
    * The complete cast of famous fighters with all their special combos and finishing moves!
    * Contains a colossal 32 mega-bits of incredible fighting action!
    * Killer Cuts Music CD Included inside! This incredible CD is packed with the Killer Instinct soundtrack and remixed tracks for an added level of entertainment!

    Contributed by Kartanym (10777) on Jun 13, 2002.

Game Boy's back cover:
    The King of the Killer Arcade Games!

    Killer Instinct. First it tore into the arcades. Then it burst into your house only on the Super NES. Now, it comes home again, this time on Game Boy!

    Eight of your favorite Killer Instinct fighters: Jago, Thunder, Spinal, Combo, Orchid, Sabrewulf, Glacius and Fulgore return to battle each other in the ultimate fighting tournament and for a chance at a showdown with the awesome Eyedol.

    Killer Instinct packs a wallop even on Game Boy! The same great combo strategies are there along with power-packed special moves and gruesome danger moves.

    Killer Instinct comes to Super Game Boy!

    Your favorite warriors are back for more!

    High-tension arcade action!

    Play alone or with a friend.

    Contributed by Zovni (9360) on Jun 21, 2001.