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 New challenger bears the sign of a rabbit
Power Instinct Genesis Fighting a pesky old woman. Thunder and lightning scare you
Power Instinct Genesis Story mode: the confrontation!
Power Instinct Genesis Vs. mode

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Alternate Titles

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

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Sega-16.com Apr 22, 2014 6 out of 10 60


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Zovni (10646) added Power Instinct (Genesis) on Apr 19, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (21009), Zovni (10646) and Kohler 86 (7966)