Welcome to this week's, "Sequel, Spin Off, Start Over or Stay Dead?" Each week Diehard GameFAN is going to look at a dormant franchise that was once pretty popular, but for some reason has disappeared into the sands of time. Diehard GameFAN staffers will have four options for what they want to have happen to the series and you can see them in the title of this piece.
This week the Diehard GameFAN staff is looking at a franchise that has been dormant for a whopping fourteen years and remains a series people either loves or hates. Co-developed by Midway and Rare, this fighting game series management to make a huge splash when the genre was at its peak. Although it lacked the staying power of top tier fighting game franchises like The King of Fighters, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, it remains far more popular and memorable that other fighting games of that same era like Primal Rage, Pit Fighter, or Aggressors of Dark Kombat. Outside of arcades, the series has only been released on Nintendo based systems due to Rare's relationship with Nintendo at the time. Will Killer Instinct ever re-appear outside of the Nintendo Game Boy, SNES, or Nintendo 64, and more importantly, SHOULD it? Let's see what ten Diehard GameFAN staffers have to say about Killer Instinct and what its fate should be.