Time Killers

Moby ID: 31693
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Time Killers is a one-on-one versus beat-em-up with gameplay in a similar vein as Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter 2.

What is primarily different is that you can attack with all body parts - the head, both arms and both legs. A damage system allows arms to be hacked off, but fighters can keep going with only legs and the head. A special feature allows the characters to perform a decapitation manoeuver called a 'death move' (similar to Barbarian), at any time during a round, instantly killing an opponent, and subsequently ending the round. The game features cartoon-like over-the-top blood and gore violence.

There are eight selectable characters, and each one has unique weapons and attributes pertaining to the period in time they are from, e.g. Thugg is a caveman with a stone axe from 20,000 BC, Musashi is a samurai from Feudal Japan 1496, Orion is an intergalactic bounty hunter with an electro-sword from 2885 etc.

In the single player game, if you manage to defeat all standard opponents, you can face off against Death himself.

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Release history

Originally ports of this game were supposed to be released back in 1993, but problems with getting a suitable rating because of the excessive violence caused it to be shelved even though some video game magazines had already rated it.


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Nick Drew.

Arcade added by Pseudo_Intellectual.

Additional contributors: Shoddyan, Alaka, Big John WV.

Game added December 24, 2007. Last modified March 27, 2024.