This week for Retro Game Friday I’m covering a real classic! It’s Killer Instinct, the 1994 version!
Plot Synopsis: Ultratech is a very powerful megacorporation which organises a tournament called Killer Instinct. Along with regular participants, experimental creatures created by Ultratech also fight in the tournament so their strength can be tested.
Plot: The plot is pretty sparse, but given that this is a fighting game I wasn’t expecting one.
Gameplay: The gameplay was quite fun and was like a mix of both Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct also had it’s own unique features like an automatic combo that occurred after a series of inputs. That being said it’s not the most amazing fighter I’ve ever played and lacked Smash Brother’s simplicity and mayhem.
Art: Decent, this was made during the beginnings of the 3D era of gaming, so it definitely has aged, but it also has some of the timeless qualities of 2D.
Music: Don’t remember a whit of it, sorry.
Overall: They made a reboot of the game, so it might be worth trying out the original if you get the opportunity of doing so.
For those who like: Fighting Games, Fun Gameplay, Decent Graphics.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.