Killer Instinct Has Killer Character Design

Say what you will about the Street Fighters and Mortal Kombats of the gaming world, but for some folks Rare's Killer Instinct series of brawlers from the Nintendo 64 era trump any honorable Japanese martial artist or four-armed Shokan prince. The Killer cast was known for being quite unusual compared to the rosters of other fighting games.

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BIoodmask3953d ago (Edited 3953d ago )

Killer Instinct did have a truly innovative lineup of characters. I give Rare a lot of credit for not doing any " color pallate swaps" like other fighting games producers do. Looking at you Midway, Subzero, Scorpion, Reptile, Ermac, Noob Saibot, etc...And even Capcom to some extent.

The KI series brought a lot of firsts to the fighting genre. The Autocombo system ultracombo multi-hit finishing moves, and overall a very unique fighting engine. Especially the charge moves in mid combo, where you had to charge from forward to back. The combo breakers were also a truly innovative idea.

Killer Instinct is truly a legend to hardcore fighting enthusists such as myself. I am still waiting patiently for a sequel.

Fulgore was my favorite character. The combos you could do with multiple eye lasers were truly humiliating to opponents which is why I chose him as my avatar.

TruthBTold3953d ago

Thats when I started playing Super Nintendo, Donkey Kong Country was the first reason but as soon as I heard MK3 and KI where coming to the SNES, I purchased both for my birthday. I believe they came out around september in 1995. KI even came with a soundtrack for all of the songs. Thats the one thing I found was incorrect with the article since KI first came out for the SNES and then there was another KI 2, I believe for the N64 which was good but to me not as awsome as the first game. I didnt know it had came out again for the Xbox? was that a different version? or like a remake of it? I can bet from reading the comments from those who played it it must have been a fantastic game with incredible graphix considering the capabilities the original XBox had for its time. Iwonder if they will do new versions for next gen consoles. MK I stopped liking it after MK3 Ultimate, they just became a little boring for me. MK 3 was great because of the combos that had been added Sub zero HP, HP, LP,LP LK,LK, HK back HK. great games.

Lord Cheese3953d ago

KI was possibly the only reason i regret not buying an N64.

Loopy3953d ago

Killer Instinct Rocks.
Jago and Glacius were my favorite.
I'd always do a c-c-c-c-c-c-c-combo Breaker !

ALItheWISE3953d ago

I used TJ Combo and the wolf... and sometimes jago.. They really need to remake this some how without fu(kin it up!!!

gw4k3953d ago

Killer Instinct wasn't like any fighting game I have ever played!

I loved it then and I still do today!

I play the emulated Arcade game on the pc all the time! ULTRA COMBO!!!!!!!!

I hope we can get the emulators working on the ps3....I will be playing on there too!

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